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Indigenous Tourism BC Prepares for Banner Year with New and Revitalized Programming

Coast Salish Territories (May 13, 2019): Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) has revitalized the Authentic Indigenous designation program, introduced seven years ago as Authentic Aboriginal. Intended to build on unprecedented growth of Indigenous tourism across the province, the program’s launch coincides with the launch of ITBC’s refreshed website and online platform. Updated and revitalized from its […]

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 201969 Views

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Indigenous tourism an untapped market in Atlantic Canada, industry officials say – CBC

Indigenous groups gather in Moncton to find ways to increase tourism revenue May 08, 2019 Indigenous groups gathered in Moncton to find ways to increase tourism revenue for First Nations communities across the region. Business owners, community leaders, artists as well as industry and government officials are attending the three-day Atlantic Indigenous Tourism Summit, which […]

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Tourism in search of ‘authentic’ Indigenous experience – Winnipeg Free Press

Manitoba is said to be well-positioned to respond to a rising global appetite for Indigenous experiences. The key is that international tourists want their experience to be authentic. How authentic do they want it? For example, would their quest for authenticity prompt them to visit a fly-in northern First Nation and sleep in an overcrowded […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 201949 Views

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Media advisory: Minister Joly to speak to the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada Board of Directors about the economic importance of Indigenous tourism

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada May 1, 2019 — Ottawa, Ontario The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, will talk about the importance of Indigenous tourism at a reception following an Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada Board of Directors meeting. She will also discuss proposed Budget 2019 measures […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 201941 Views

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Rural Dividend grants support Thompson-Nicola communities

May 1, 2019 KAMLOOPS – Under the BC Rural Dividend Program, the Government of British Columbia is providing $1,206,897 for 13 projects in the Thompson-Nicola region. “This funding supports the diverse needs of small communities throughout the province and the people who live in them,” said Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations […]

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Rural Dividend grants support Sea to Sky communities

April 30, 2019 WHISTLER – Under the BC Rural Dividend Program, the Government of British Columbia is providing $502,734 for nine projects in the Sea to Sky corridor. “This funding supports the diverse needs of small communities throughout the province and the people who live in them,” said Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural […]

by ahnationtalk on April 30, 201952 Views

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Rural Dividend grants support Shuswap, Armstrong, Vernon

April 27, 2019 VERNON – Under the BC Rural Dividend Program, the Government of British Columbia is providing nearly $1.3 million for 10 projects in the Shuswap region, Armstrong and Vernon. Almost $19 million in 153 single applicant and partnership project grants are being awarded to eligible local governments, First Nations and not-for-profit organizations through […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 201927 Views

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Government of Nunavut, Travel Nunavut and the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada sign MOU

Iqaluit, Nunavut – The Government of Nunavut (GN), the Travel Nunavut Board, and the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a partnership to create opportunities, and develop and support tourism among Inuit in Nunavut. “Inuit are becoming more involved in the tourism industry as an increasing number […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 201961 Views

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WestJet launches Dreamliner with Calgary to Gatwick flight – Wingsmagazine.com

“It is no accident that the first transatlantic flight on the Dreamliner is to our largest international market, from our largest hub and home in Calgary.” WestJet on April 29 launched its new 787-9 Dreamliner with a sold-out flight, WS1, between its home base in Calgary and London, Gatwick. The return flight, WS2, departed London […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 201934 Views

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Rural Dividend grants support South Okanagan

April 26, 2019 KELOWNA – Under the BC Rural Dividend Program, the Government of British Columbia is providing $271,544 for four projects in the South Okanagan. Almost $19 million in 153 single applicant and partnership project grants are being awarded to eligible local governments, First Nations and not-for-profit organizations through the Rural Dividend Program. These […]

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BC Government: Resort communities to benefit from tourism project funding

April 24, 2019 TOFINO – Visitors and people in resort municipalities will be able to enjoy more trail development, cultural events and infrastructure development, thanks to the Province’s increase of now stable funding to the Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI). “B.C.’s tourism industry creates opportunities for people to see shows and pursue recreation right in their […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201953 Views

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BC Government: Rural Dividend grants support northern communities

April 22, 2019 VANDERHOOF – Under the BC Rural Dividend Program, the Government of British Columbia is providing $1,207,743 for 10 projects in the North. Almost $19 million in 153 single applicant and partnership project grants are being awarded to eligible local governments, First Nations and not-for-profit organizations through the Rural Dividend Program. These grants help […]

by ahnationtalk on April 22, 201945 Views

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Rural Dividend grants support coastal First Nations

April 22, 2019 PRINCE RUPERT – Under the BC Rural Dividend Program, the Government of British Columbia is providing over $1.1 million for five projects in the North and Central Coast regions. “Indigenous and remote communities lack financial supports found in larger cities. The projects funded today will not only improve food security and energy […]

by ahnationtalk on April 22, 201951 Views

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Government of Canada investment supports economic diversification in Yukon

From: Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency Federal government investments to strengthen northern economy April 18, 2019 – Whitehorse, Yukon – Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) Economic diversification and growth are key to ensuring a strong and resilient economy in the North. This is why the Government of Canada is investing over $4.3M in sixteen […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 201987 Views

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MB Government: Provincial Tourism Strategy Aims to Grow Sector

April 18, 2019 The Manitoba government, Travel Manitoba and the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce have launched a new provincial tourism strategy aimed at increasing tourist expenditures to $2.2 billion by 2022, Growth, Enterprise and Trade Minister Blaine Pedersen announced today. “There is significant demand for the types of travel experiences Manitoba can offer, including northern […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 201954 Views

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GN signs MOU with international cruise operators’ association

Iqaluit, Nunavut (April 16, 2019) – The Government of Nunavut (GN) and the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO), today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work together on cruise ship tourism in the territory. “The GN is committed to diversifying and improving economic opportunities to encourage self-reliance and provide local employment in […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 201970 Views

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Laugh and cry: Indigenous tourism delivers a range of enriching experiences – The Province

From smudging in the prairies, to baking bannock on the sandy shores of the Atlantic, or traveling with a reindeer herd in the Arctic, people from across the country and around the world are seeking out Indigenous tourism experiences. A couple of guys from downtown Toronto are asking the young Dene guide about his drumming […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 201932 Views

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30th Annual Saskatchewan Tourism Awards Celebrated

April 12, 2019 Saskatchewan’s tourism sector honoured businesses and individuals at the 30th annual Saskatchewan Tourism Awards of Excellence Gala, which was celebrated in Saskatoon on April 11 at TCU Place. “This is a special occasion celebrating the 30th annual Saskatchewan Tourism Awards of Excellence,” Minister Responsible for Tourism Saskatchewan Gene Makowsky said.  “The Government […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 2019120 Views

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YT Government: Task Force appointed to study tourism governance models

March 27, 2019 Tourism and Culture Minister Jeanie Dendys has announced the appointment of seven people to the Yukon Tourism Development Strategy Governance Task Force. The task force is responsible for researching and evaluating a range of tourism governance models, including the current governance model, and providing a recommendation to the Government of Yukon on […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 201994 Views

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Media advisory: The Honourable Mark Eyking to Make Official Announcement in Membertou

Membertou, NS – March 27, 2019 – The Honourable Mark Eyking, Member of Parliament for Sydney – Victoria, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, will make an official announcement supporting the tourism industry in Cape Breton. Date:          […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 201959 Views

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Village Monde Launches the “2019 Exploring a World of Sustainable Destinations” Campaign ! Meeting Indigenous People

Mar 22, 2019 QUEBEC, March 22, 2019 – As part of the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages, Village Monde, with the support of Air Canada, Karavaniers, Les Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec (LOJIQ), l’Office franco-québécois pour la jeunesse (OFQJ), Quebec Aboriginal Tourism and Desjardins, is proud to announce the launch of their big “2019 […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 2019601 Views

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Government of the Northwest Territories invests $150,000 in Tourism Coordinators for three NWT Communities

The Government of the Northwest Territoires (GNWT) has announced that three communities will get funding for Coordinators who will be responsible for working on key tourism projects. This is part of the Community Tourism Coordinator Program — an initiative of the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment designed to help communities hire and maintain individuals […]

by pnationtalk on March 22, 2019400 Views

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New vehicle pull-out opens next to Detah ice road to support safer aurora viewing

March 18, 2019 The Government of the Northwest Territories advises that a new vehicle pull-out has opened adjacent to the Detah ice road. The new pull-out is located approximately half way along the 6.3 kilometre ice road between Yellowknife and Detah. Residents and tourists will benefit from the pull-out by having the option of safely […]

by pmnationtalk on March 19, 201948 Views

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Memorandum of Understanding Signed between Indigenous Tourism BC & Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism

March 14, 2019 Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) and the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association (CCCTA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the BC Tourism Industry Conference in Vancouver, the shared traditional territory of the Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueum, and Squamish Nations. The MOU establishes a coordinated and collaborative approach in promoting growth and increased awareness of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 2019101 Views

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Indigenous tourism: the Micmacs of Gesgapegiag Band leverages the community’s tourism products to diversify and develop its economy

The Government of Canada awards almost $115,000 in funding to the Gaspésie region organization March 13, 2019 – Gesgapegiag, Quebec – Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions(CED) The Micmacs of Gesgapegiag Band is responsible for the development of the community of Gesgapegiag, and has identified tourism as one of three industries with a strong potential for economic diversification. The […]

by pmnationtalk on March 14, 201958 Views

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Government of Yukon funds tourism strategy

March 11, 2019 The Government of Yukon is providing $875,000 in funding to implement the new tourism development strategy, Sustainable Tourism. Our Path. Our Future. Funding will address priority actions identified in the new strategy, including: establishing a task force to recommend an improved governance model for tourism; adopting a one government approach to tourism; […]

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 2019103 Views

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Tourist development mulled at summit of Vancouver Island’s Malahat Drive – Journal Of Commerce

March 8, 2019 VICTORIA – A BC tourism company is partnering with a Vancouver Island First Nation on a plan that could see a major development at the peak of the winding, steep and sometimes narrow route connecting the Greater Victoria area to the Cowichan Valley. The proposed Malahat Skywalk would be built at the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 201982 Views

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Media advisory – Alberta media invited to attend Tourism Town Hall, March 8 in Edmonton

Mar 07, 2019 EDMONTON, March 7, 2019 – The visitor economy is essential for Alberta’s long-term economic prosperity. Tourism supports a key economic opportunity for Alberta—positioning our province as a destination of choice where people want to live, play, work and invest. Join us for a town hall during which federal, provincial and municipal representatives will […]

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 201988 Views

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Finalists Announced For Saskatchewan Tourism Awards Of Excellence

March 5, 2019 Tourism Saskatchewan is pleased to announce the names of 36 finalists and three Tourism Builders for the Saskatchewan Tourism Awards of Excellence for 2018. Nearly 90 nominations were received in the 13 award categories that acknowledge quality in marketing, service, business practices, human resource development and other areas. The finalists and award […]

by ahnationtalk on March 5, 201992 Views

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Nahanni National Park Reserve offers new river guiding licence

Parks Canada providing an opportunity for a new operator for world-famous South Nahanni River February 25, 2019                         Fort Simpson, NWT                    Parks Canada Agency Parks Canada is the country’s largest tourism provider and we are committed to providing visitors with exceptional and meaningful experiences at our places. Today, Parks Canada is pleased to announce that it […]

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 201985 Views

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Indigenous Tourism Sector in Canada Exceeding All Growth Targets

February 20, 2019 New research by the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada and The Conference Board of Canada shows the Indigenous tourism sector in Canada continues to grow at a rapid rate. Indigenous tourism sector growth is outpacing Canadian tourism activity overall, according to new research released by The Conference Board of Canada and the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 2019117 Views

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NWT to benefit from increased tourism opportunities

Federal government investment boosts tourism industry in the North February 14, 2019 — Yellowknife, Northwest Territories — Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) Tourism presents the Northwest Territories with an exciting opportunity to diversify and grow its economy. This is why the Government of Canada is investing almost $250,000 in three innovative and forward-looking tourism […]

by pmnationtalk on February 15, 2019138 Views

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Forecasting Future Skills: Consultation Underway to Identify Tourism Training Needs – Tourism HR

January 23, 2019 Six months into a three-year initiative to address skills gaps and labour mismatches, the Future Skills Framework project has been actively gathering and analyzing information to pinpoint the current and emerging competencies Canada’s tourism sector needs to be globally competitive. While many essential skills remain core to a successful tourism career, professionals […]

by ahnationtalk on January 25, 2019131 Views

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City of Whitehorse: City Hosts Signage Unveiling Ceremony

WHITEHORSE – Members of Whitehorse City Council, the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council and the Kwanlin Dün First Nation were at City Hall today to unveil the new Welcome to Whitehorse signs containing Southern Tutchone as well as both First Nations’ crests. “When the Truth and Reconciliation Commission released its final report in 2015, we knew we had […]

by pmnationtalk on January 21, 201986 Views

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NWT Parks Break More Records In 2018

January 17, 2019 In spite of grey skies and rainy days, NWT Parks continued to shine through the 2018 season. Led by a 122% increase in overnight stays in the Beaufort Delta, NWT Parks welcomed 36,526 visitors last year to campgrounds across the territory — an all-time record for territorial parks. This is the fifth-straight […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 2019115 Views

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Nominate a Business for the Indigenous Tourism Award at the 2019 BC Tourism Industry Awards

January 10, 2019 Nominate a Business for the Indigenous Tourism Award at the 2019 BC Tourism Industry Awards The Tourism Industry Association of BC (TIABC)’s BC Tourism Industry Conference is happening February 27 – March 1, 2019 at the Parq Vancouver. Information on this conference can be found here. 2019 BC Tourism Industry Awards: Indigenous Tourism […]

by pmnationtalk on January 11, 201974 Views

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Improved visitor accommodations to benefit Webequie First Nation

From: FedNor Government of Canada investment supports business and economic development outlook for remote Northern Ontario Indigenous community January 10, 2019 – Webequie, ON – Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario – FedNor The remote Ojibway community of Webequie First Nation will benefit from increased accommodations for visiting tourists and workers as a result […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 201989 Views

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Coast Funds: Indigenous Ecotourism Offers Many Benefits to Communities

January 09, 2019 An Indigenous ecotourism summit organized by Tides Canada in November 2018 explored the many long-lasting benefits the sector can provide to communities. In late 2018, Coast Funds’ executive director BRODIE GUY participated in the Indigenous Ecotourism Summit organized by TIDES CANADA. The summit brought together participants from a number of fields including economic development, government, […]

by pmnationtalk on January 10, 2019164 Views

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Indigenous tourism on the rise but remains a niche market – Business in Vancouver

January 9, 2019 B.C. is attracting an increasing number of tourists who include Indigenous tourism experiences in their itineraries, but the business niche remains small enough that it could be poised for exponential growth. First Nation-themed restaurants are relatively scarce in the province. Salmon n’ Bannock is the only Indigenous-themed restaurant in Vancouver, while the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 2019117 Views

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Town of Hay River set for new year-round pavilion

From: Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency News release Investment supports economic development, sport and tourism opportunities January 8, 2019 – Hay River, Northwest Territories – Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) Sustainable economic development and vibrant community spaces are key to the health and vitality of Northern communities. That is why the Government of Canada, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 2019133 Views

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City and Tourism Vancouver Island sign five year service agreement

January 7, 2019 Summary The City of Nanaimo has awarded a five-year service contract to Tourism Vancouver Island (TVI). The agreement is set for April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2024. The contract will include tourism marketing and visitor servicing. Tourism Vancouver Island and the City are looking forward to a five year strategy, “celebrating […]

by pmnationtalk on January 8, 201992 Views

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Media Advisory – Hay River, Northwest Territories

Hay River, Northwest Territories, January 4, 2019 – Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure event with Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories, on behalf of both the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities and the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister […]

by pmnationtalk on January 7, 201998 Views

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YT Government: Memorandum of understanding signed to support Indigenous Tourism

The Government of Yukon, the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) and the Yukon First Nations Culture & Tourism Association (YFNCT) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) at the Advancing Indigenous Tourism Conference today in Carcross. The MOU sets the foundation for a collaborative partnership between the organizations as they work towards the shared goal […]

by ahnationtalk on December 13, 201898 Views

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AB Government: New support for Indigenous tourism

Dec 11, 2018 New investments in Alberta’s Indigenous tourism industry will enable Indigenous stories, authentic cultural offerings and experiences to flourish, while strengthening job creation and economic growth in Indigenous communities throughout the province. The Government of Alberta is providing a grant to fund the start-up of Indigenous Tourism Alberta (ITA) with $575,000 over three […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 2018132 Views

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Municipality of Wawa to benefit from key tourism infrastructure upgrades

Government of Canada investment to help rejuvenate Wawa’s waterfront to boost economic growth December 11, 2018 – Wawa, ON — Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario — FedNor The residents and businesses of the Municipality of Wawa will benefit from enhancements to the waterfront area thanks to a Government of Canada investment of more than $723,500. […]

by pmnationtalk on December 11, 2018148 Views

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Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association Wins ‘World’s Responsible Tourism Award’ in Portugal

December 5, 2018 Prestigious prize bestowed at World Travel Awards on Dec. 1 The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) — a not-for-profit society which represents business and community tourism interests throughout the region — was declared winner of the highly prestigious World’s Responsible Tourism Award at the 25th annual World Travel Awards (WTA), held this […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 2018172 Views

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Canada and China get ready to celebrate a successful year promoting two-way tourism

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Minister Joly will participate in a series of events to mark the end of the Canada-China Year of Tourism December 5, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario Canada and China enjoy strong people-to-people and business-to-business ties. The 2018 Canada-China Year of Tourism (CCYT) has helped both nations strengthen these bonds. […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 2018136 Views

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Government of Yukon receives Tourism Development Strategy

The Yukon Tourism Development Strategy steering committee has provided the Government of Yukon with their new strategy, Sustainable Tourism. Our Path. Our Future. The Yukon Tourism Development Strategy is guided by the core values expressed by Yukoners and lays out a ten-year vision for tourism to be a vibrant, sustainable component of Yukon’s economy and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 23, 2018222 Views

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Eeyou Istchee Tourism and Tourisme Baie-James awarded the Prix excellence Tourisme, initiative de marketing numérique (digital marketing initiative)

Chibougamau – Eeyou Istchee Tourism and Tourisme Baie-James were proud to receive the Prix excellence tourisme, initiative de marketing numérique (digital marketing initiative) for its Into the North project. This prize was presented to the Regional Tourism Associations (RTA) at the 2nd edition of the Prix excellence tourisme, on November 6th in Quebec City. Thanks […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 2018107 Views

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ITBC AGM Nominees and New Bylaws Special Resolution

November 14, 2018 To ITBC Marketing Stakeholders, We look forward to seeing you at the Annual General Meeting and Forum on November 28, 2018. Nominees to the ITBC Board of Directors – Eligible for election at the November 28, 2018  ITBC AGM in Vancouver, BC The following individuals have completed the 2018 ITBC Board of […]

by pmnationtalk on November 15, 2018164 Views

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