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Cycle Tourism Conference 2019

Cycle Tourism Conference 2019 Toronto Canada

Ontario By Bike and Transportation Options are proud to announce the 2019 Cycle Tourism Conference, a full-day conference to be held in downtown Toronto on March 1, 2019. Call for Proposals and Sponsorships now open. Registration opens soon!

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Cycle Tourism Conference 2019 Toronto Canada

Ontario By Bike and Transportation Options are proud to announce the 2019 Cycle Tourism Conference, a full-day conference to be held in downtown Toronto on March 1, 2019.

Cycle Tourism Conference Save the Date
March 1, 2019

Registration opens soon

The full 2019 Cycle Tourism Conference agenda will be announced shortly.


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Developing cycle tourism destinations and products 
Growing the cycle tourism market through emerging trends
Marketing
cycle tourism product and experiences 
Serving the cycle tourist market
Measuring the impact on destinations and businesses
 
A call for proposals for speakers for the 2019 Cycle Tourism Conference is now open. Ontario By Bike / Transportation Options is interested in hearing from you should you wish to address one of the key pillars of the 2019 Cycle Tourism Conference. Deadline for submissions: December 16, 2018.

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What 2016 conference delegates had to say:
  • 100% felt the conference provided them the information and tools needed to further develop their cycle tourism product
  • 100% made useful connections through networking with other conference attendees and speakers
  • 100% were interested in attending another Cycle Tourism Conference
  • Respondents gave the 2016 conference a rating of 8.9 out of 10 in terms of usefulness for their destination, business or event

Who Should Attend the 2019 Cycle Tourism Conference
  • Destination marketing and regional tourism organizations
  • Economic development and transportation staff from municipal and provincial governments
  • Parks staff and trail stewards 
  • Bicycle event organizers and tour operators
  • Tourism consultants 
  • Bicycle and trail advocates
  • Business owners and entrepreneurs
  • Bicycle industry representatives
  • Interested organizations and individuals


At the 2019 Cycle Tourism Conference you will learn about:

  • Businesses and destinations successully attracting cycle tourists
  • Turning a cycling network into a cycle tourism product
  • The characteristics and behaviour of cycle tourist segments
  • Economic impacts and related values of cycle tourism for communities 
  • Current key issues and emerging trends in cycle tourism markets and product development
  • Effectively planning, executing and evaluating marketing campaigns in cycle tourism
  • Leveraging the intersection between cycling events, destinations and partnership opportunities
  • Connecting cycling and cycle tourism to the broader tourism industry


Don't miss early bird registration for the 2019 Cycle Tourism Conference? Sign Up Today!

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Plan to attend as a guest or exhibit at North America's largest consumer bicycle show, the Toronto International Bicycle Show March 1st to 3rd.   

Conference Coordinators

The 2019 Cycle Tourism Conference is being coordinated by Ontario By Bike, a program of Transportation Options, a not for profit organization. For over twenty years, Transportation Options has been dedicated to fostering sustainable mobility and tourism solutions across Ontario, developing and supporting a range of innovative programs. Transportation Options has coordinated a number of significant conferences in the past, including three cycle tourism conferences. See the reports, agenda and speaker bios from 20162013 and 2009

 

Contact info

For more information on the conference, please call 1-866-701-2774 / 416-827-2774 or contact through email Transportation Options' Executive Director, Louisa Mursell at [email protected] or Ontario By Bike's Project Manager, Michael McCreesh at [email protected]


The 2019 Cycle Tourism Conference is made possible by the generous support of the following partners and sponsors:
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Interested in partnering with the 2019 Cycle Tourism Conference?
Download the 2019 Cycle Tourism Conference Sponsorship Packages


Cycle Tourism Conference Sponsorship
Or inquire directly at [email protected] 

 

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