About Us

Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island is the official Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for the regional tourism industry. We are a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to promoting and selling Windsor, Essex and Pelee Island as a remarkable destination for tourist, convention goers and business travelers.

Our Vision:

Windsor Essex Pelee Island will be a top of mind regional tourism destination in Ontario offering authentic and diverse visitor experiences.

Our MiSsion:

We are the leading tourism industry collaborative committed to enhancing the region’s economy and quality of life through:

  • Supporting industry development and individual operators,
  • Actively facilitating partner engagement;
  • Effectively marketing our destination.

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DESTINATION MARKETING ACCREDITATION PROGRAM

Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island is proud to have accreditation from the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP), an international accreditation program developed by the Washington, DC-based Destinations International (DI). In earning the DMAP accreditation, destination marketing organizations (DMOs) communicate to their community, buyers and potential visitors that their DMO has attained a significant measure of excellence.

DMAP accreditation standards cover a wide variety of topics including governance, finance, management, human resources, technology, visitor services, group services, sales, communications, membership, brand management, destination development, research/market intelligence, innovation and stakeholder relationships.

For additional information on DMAP, visit destinationsinternational.org.


Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island is currently led by the following Board of Directors

 

EXECUTIVE TEAM


CHAIR

Mayor Nelson Santos – Town of Kingsville

vice-CHAIR

Danielle Breault Stuebing
Director of Community Outreach Services
Essex Region Conservation Authority

Secretary-Treasurer*

Gordon Orr
Chief Executive Officer – Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island
*non-voting member


Members

 

Mayor Drew Dilkens
City of Windsor

Warden Gary McNamara
County of Essex

Mayor Ray Durocher
Township of Pelee

Deputy Mayor Crystal Meloche
Town of LaSalle

Councillor Jeewen Gill
City of Windsor

Councillor Jo-Anne Gignac
City of Windsor

Natalie Lepine
Director, Resort and Hotel Sales
Caesars Windsor

Tom O’Brien
Owner
Cooper’s Hawk Vineyards

Chris Savard
General Manager
Devonshire Mall

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LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

We acknowledge that we are on land and surrounded by water, originally inhabited by Indigenous Peoples who have travelled this area since time immemorial.  This territory is within the lands honoured by the Wampum Treaties; agreements between the Anishinaabe , Haudenosaunee , Lenni Lenape  and allied Nations to peacefully share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes.  Specifically, we would like to acknowledge the presence of the Three Fires Confederacy (Ojibwe , Odawa , Potawatomi)  and Huron/Wendat Peoples.  We are dedicated to honouring Indigenous history and culture while remaining committed to moving forward respectfully with all First Nations, Inuit and Métis.

 

 

 

 

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