Vision Statement

To build recognition of Kingston as an outstanding four-season tourism destination.

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Guiding Principles

1
Facilitate

Facilitate stakeholder engagement on current and relevant advocacy issues in an effort to elevate Kingston as a premier tourism destination and influence favourable public policy.

2
Deliver

Focus resources on initiatives that can deliver measurable results in keeping with the organization’s mission and vision.

3
Collaborate

Build and support a collaborative network of industry stakeholders.

4
Partner

Ensure Kingston Accommodation Partners (KAP) is recognized as a destination stakeholder, integral to Kingston’s development and prosperity.

Advocacy Initiatives

  • Environmental impact studies
  • Economic impact studies
  • Regulations around short- term accommodations
  • Diversifying product development in alignment with Kingston’s IDS
  • Labour Shortage
  • Downtown Intensification and Night Economy
  • Engagement with TIAO, TIAC, RTO9, ORHMA, and HAC to work alongside industry leaders and all levels of government

Place Building Initiatives

Strategic Leadership

  • Supported the development of Kingston’s Integrated Destination Strategy
  • Supported the development of Kingston’s culinary strategy
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Infrastructure Development

  • Leon’s Centre build
  • Expansion of the Visitor Information Centre
  • YGK Airport expansion

Product Development

  • Extension of Feb Fest to a month long event
  • Sponsorship and support of events; Kingston Canadian Film Festival, Kingston Writers Fest, Kids for Kids Hockey Tournament, Poker Run, Art Fest, and Corks and Forks
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Sales & Marketing Support

  • Led development of Kingston’s award-winning Fresh Made Daily brand
  • Erected the highly popular and trending KINGSTON sign
  • Support Tourism Kingston on-going sales and marketing efforts
  • Supported the Scotties 2013 and Brier 2020 winning bids
  • Support Tourism Kingston’s incentive fund program
  • Support the Kingston Film Office