Resort of Ontario Predicts a Strong Fall Season Ahead

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Resorts of Ontario is anticipating a busier than average fall season for its member resorts due to several positive factors including a favourable weather forecast of unseasonably warm temperatures for September and October and the expectation that this summer's cool and wet weather will produce one of the best displays of fall colour in years.

Resorts of Ontario (http://www.resortsofontario.com), Ontario's largest association of resort owners and operators, is predicting a potentially outstanding fall season for Ontario's tourism and resort destination areas. Ontario tourist operators have, over the last few years, witnessed a steady growth in business over the fall season due to many factors, including the weather. Weather patterns are slowly changing with the warm summer temperatures extending well into September and October, making the fall months much more desirable to Ontario vacationers. This autumn will be no exception. Environment Canada is predicting a warm and dry fall for Ontario this year. This is welcome news to the over 150 Resorts of Ontario members who are nearing the end of a busy summer season that has been a little cooler than predicted and unusually wet.

The good news about Ontario's rain-soaked summer is that it creates conditions that are ideal for producing the most brilliant coloured fall foliage. Weather conditions are always a determining factor in just how colourful the leaves will be each fall. Often, summers that are unusually hot and dry put trees under a great deal of stress, resulting in leaves in the autumn that are dull and drop to the ground prematurely. This year, the trees have not been put under any stress what so ever, as the summer has been both extremely wet and a little cooler than normal. The result should be a breath-taking display of fall foliage province-wide that should extend into the entire fall season.

"Ontario is already well known for its spectacular fall colours. The changing leaves are always beautiful and the province boasts an abundance of activities such as fall fairs, special fall festivals, and events in many charming tourist destination areas. Our member resorts offer a wide array of attractive and reasonably priced fall colour getaway packages for people who want to take advantage of everything this special time of year has to offer. There is an Ontario fall vacation package to suit just about everyone, from seniors to honeymoon couples," states Grace Sammut, Managing Director of Resorts of Ontario.

Sammut feels that stunning displays of brilliant colour are not the only reason tourists choose to holiday in Ontario during the fall months. "Many people enjoy a vacation in the fall because it is less crowded than during the peak summer months. Reduced rates in the off-season also provide an added incentive to plan a fall getaway. As well, the high price of gas will continue to discourage people from traveling far from home. Most of our member resorts are within a short drive of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), making an Ontario resort vacation this fall not only enjoyable but economical too," adds Sammut.

About Resorts of Ontario:
Resorts of Ontario (http://www.resortsofontario.com) represents over 150 member Ontario resort properties, including lakeside resorts, housekeeping cottages, country inns, lodges, and fishing resorts. Additionally, Resorts of Ontario promotes travel and tourism throughout Ontario, Canada. Member resorts offer a wide variety of unique Ontario accommodation packages including autumn colour getaways, romantic couple's escapes, family vacations, as well as conference & meeting facilities.

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Grace Sammut – Managing Director
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