County of Huron Hosts Ontario’s West Coast Tourism Summit

January 13, 2021

Huron County, Ontario – In partnership with Community Futures Huron and FedDev Ontario, County of Huron Economic Development is pleased to host the upcoming Ontario’s West Coast Tourism Summit 2021, a free, virtual, two-day conference available to Huron County tourism operators and stakeholders.

On January 25 from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm, join tourism industry expert William Bakker of Destination Think to discuss tourism market trends with a focus on the tourism landscape, pre-COVID, and post-COVID. Attendees will hear about destinations that are re-imagining themselves with a goal of re-building, with both the economy and environment in mind. A facilitated breakout session will focus on how stakeholders in Huron County’s tourism sector can collaborate towards a successful recovery from COVID-19.

On January 26 from 9:00 am to 11:30 am, industry expert Chris Hughes from BC Hughes will share the advantages of rural tourism and how operators can use this advantage to match shifting tourism trends. A facilitated breakout session will highlight the key elements needed to develop effective touring routes and discuss how operators can adjust their own tourism experiences to become part of a regionally themed touring route.

“The County remains dedicated to working collaboratively and supporting our vibrant tourism sector,” says Warden Glen McNeil. “Specifically, I want to thank the industry for the resiliency and innovation they have shown over the past year. Huron County tourism, and all of those that support it, are essential to the vitality of our County.”

To register for the Ontario’s West Coast Tourism Summit, visit:

The County of Huron asks the community to continue respecting all public health guidelines, including performing hand hygiene, practicing physical distancing, wearing masks and staying home if ill. Stay informed on the COVID-19 situation in Huron County by visiting the Huron-Perth Public Health website.


For more information contact:

Glen McNeil, Warden
519.524.8394 (ext 3224)