Ogopogo Resort Offers Two Exciting Packages in Response to Ontario`s Changing Vacation Trends

Released on: February 18, 2008, 10:41 am

Press Release Author: Valentina Itskovich


Press Release Summary: Ogopogo Resort is pleased to offer two packages, Dog Sledding
by Moonlight and a Ladies Getaway Package, to keep pace with Ontario's changing
vacation trends.

Press Release Body: Minden, Ontario - 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

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

Web Site: http://www.ogopogoresort.com

Contact Details: Contact Information:
Valentina Itskovich - Owner
Ogopogo Resort
29 Pinewood Dr.
Thornhill, ON L4J 5P4

Ogopogo Resort
1023 Ogopogo Lane
RR #2
Minden ON K0M 2K0
1-866-405-8938 Toll Free
705 286-5141 Local

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