Explore Waterloo Region encourages Visitors to ExploreMore!

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Guests who make a qualifying booking will receive a $100 gift card to spend at local shops, restaurants and attractions 

WATERLOO, ON — Explore Waterloo Region has launched ExploreMore! – a new initiative to encourage visitors and locals to support local businesses by booking overnight stays in Waterloo Region.   

Guests who book a minimum two-night stay at participating hotels will receive a $100 VISA gift card to use at restaurants, attractions and retail locations in Waterloo Region.  

“Our local tourism industry is still in the early phases of recovery following the pandemic,” says Michele Saran, CEO at Explore Waterloo Region. “ExploreMore! is designed to inject much-needed revenue back to our accommodation members through overnight stays, while also encouraging guests to visit and spend at the region’s shops, restaurants and attractions.”  

To be eligible for the ExploreMore! offer, guests must book a minimum 2-night stay at any participating hotel between November 12 – December 31, 2021. Details about ExploreMore! including a list of participating accommodation providers, as well as places to visit while you’re in Waterloo Region, can be found at exploremorewr.ca.  

“With the holidays fast approaching, ExploreMore! is perfect for anyone thinking about a couple’s getaway, a family road trip or even a Staycation,” says Schneider. “It is also a great idea for friends and relatives who come to visit at this time of year. ExploreMore! not only provides guests with a wonderful place to stay, they also get the preloaded VISA card as a special gift!”  

To discover ways to eat, play, shop and stay in Waterloo Region, go to ExploreMoreWR.ca.  

About Waterloo Explore Waterloo Region  

Founded in 2007, Explore Waterloo Region is the Destination Marketing Organization for the Region of Waterloo. A nonprofit organization responsible for destination marketing to increase the number of visitors and length of stay, Explore Waterloo Region works with community partners to promote festivals, events, attractions, restaurants and hotels and to develop new product offerings. The goal: to deliver a single, focused message that Waterloo Region is a dynamic, year-round destination with much to offer the individual traveller, families on vacation and corporate visitors. 


For more information, please contact 

Stephen Murdoch  
Vice President, PR  
T- 905-346-1232  
M- 289-241-3997  
Twitter: @canadianprguy  

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