Minden, Ontario (PRWEB) February 20, 2008
In response to the changing trends facing Canada's vacation market, Ogopogo Resort offers two exciting packages: Dog Sledding by Moonlight and 'Treat Yourself' Fun Ladies Getaway to entice travelers in this new vacation market. These two packages have been created to promote a different client base since the traditional Ontario summer family vacation at the cottage, lakeside lodge, or resort is slowly dying and resort owners can no longer count on family bookings to fill their peak summer months.
Ogopogo Resort owner Valentina Itskovich states, "We have been aware for some time now of the changing demographics and the benefits of offering guests value added packages. Ogopogo Resort's success is due primarily to the quality of our cottages and the many upscale amenities that we provide. However, we have found that combining cottage rental accommodations with a unique service or activity and selling it as a special package has been especially well accepted with our customers."
The first package that Ogopogo Resort offers captures the interest of many that have dreamed of the idea of dog sledding by moonlight. This allows the romantic at heart, or even those who prefer the peace and quiet of a cold evening, an opportunity to enjoy a magical winter night of dog sledding under the stars. This package is a great way to cap off a winter day in Haliburton, and a two-night weekend in a luxury lakeside cottage with moonlight dog sledding is only $665/couple or $695/couple in a Jacuzzi cottage. For those that prefer a mid-week vacation, 2-nights are only $570/couple or $595/couple in a Jacuzzi cottage.
However, Ogopogo Resort realizes that with the changing vacation trends, women are also taking part in more vacations without their significant other. As a result, the second package that Ogopogo Resort offers has an entirely different client base. The 'Treat Yourself' Fun Ladies Getaway started December 2 and will continue through March 31. Ogopogo Resort offers the ideal setting to be pampered and enjoy time spent with a group of friends for a weekend or mid-week getaway. This package allows ladies to enjoy taking part in some of Ogopogo's many winter activities from skating on the lake to cross-country skiing. As Ontario's vacation trends have changed, the resort owners have realized that blending outdoor recreation with luxurious accommodations and spa treatments are sure to please this new market segment. Upon taking part in the outdoor activities, the ladies may return to the luxury cottage for a spa treatment and catered dinner.
The 'Treat Yourself' Fun Ladies Getaway is available through March 31, 2008 and includes two nights' accommodation in a spacious luxury three bedroom cottage with fireplace, a one-hour massage or reflexology treatment for each guest, and a gourmet dinner delivered to their cottage on one evening (Saturday or Wednesday). This package is based on a group of 4 ladies for only $235/person/weekend or $214/person/2 nights mid-week.
Ogopogo Resort (http://www.ogopogoresort.com), a popular Haliburton Ontario cottage resort has successfully adapted their business over the years to appeal to their changing cliental and keep attracting guests to the property.
"Over the years, we have found that our Dog Sledding packages, Honeymoon packages, Gourmet Dining packages, and Spa packages are very popular with both new customers and return guests. We are always adding exciting new packages for our customers to choose from, and have found that packages are especially helpful in filling the off-season," adds Itskovich.
Ontario resort owners now have to compete with southern sun and sand all-inclusive resort properties as well as cruises and specialty tours in order to capture today's changing vacation trends. Ogopogo Resort has managed to stay ahead of the competition by offering exciting vacation packages that cater to the changing demographics. However, it is crucial that Ontario resort operators understand their market, and package desirable activities and services along with accommodations, in order to keep attracting business to their properties.
To learn more about Ogopogo Resort and their specials and packages, please visit their Web site at http://www.ogopogoresort.com or call Valentina Itskovich at 1-866-405-8938.