The organization

Created by and for the industry, Outaouais Tourism is a private, not-for-profit organization with a current membership of more than 550 businesses, mostly small to medium enterprises working in the regional tourism industry and sharing a common objective: to promote the Outaouais region as a prime tourist destination! For more than 30 years we have worked closely with a top portfolio of tourism businesses, including accommodation, food and restaurant services, festivals and events, and various attractions and activities. Part of Outaouais Tourism’s mandate is to facilitate a cohesive, unified approach to regional tourism marketing and development. With that in mind, our organization commissions and coordinates research studies and surveys in order to provide our members with useful information about current tourism industry markets, clienteles and trends. Our tourism industry is a driving force of the regional economy, generating more than $316 million annually in tourism spending in the Gatineau Ottawa territory and helping to maintain some 18,000 jobs throughout the region.