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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, 201916 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, 201920 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, 201925 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, 201979 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, 201932 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, 201936 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, 201922 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, 201929 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, 201836 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, 201856 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, 201865 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, 201856 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, 201856 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, 2018115 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, 201847 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, 201888 Views

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People in Nunavut’s tourism industry to benefit from federal investments in Indigenous tourism and business development

From: Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency News release Government of Canada supports small businesses and tourism operators in the Kivalliq region November 14, 2018 – Rankin Inlet, NU – Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) More than 1.8 million people are employed in Canada`s tourism sector, making it one of the largest economic sectors in […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201865 Views

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Awards Recognize Spectacular Territorial Tourism and Parks Leaders

November 13, 2018 The Department of Industry Tourism and Investment (ITI) celebrated the career of its longest-serving tourism operator last night and saluted the Northwest Territories’ 2018 Parks Hospitality Award winner. Alex Hall’s recognition for the territories longest-service tourism operator comes as he ends a long, storied career sharing the magic of the Arctic with […]

by pmnationtalk on November 14, 201848 Views

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Northern Manitoba’s tourism operators benefit from new federal investments

From: Western Economic Diversification Canada Government of Canada invests more than $935,000 for tourism-related projects in Churchill November 13, 2018 – Churchill, Manitoba – Western Economic Diversification Canada Northern Manitoba is home to thousands of lakes, vast boreal forest, major tracts of Laurentian Shield, and an Arctic region bordering the Hudson Bay. For many decades, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201858 Views

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Media advisory: Minister Joly to make a funding announcement in Rankin Inlet

From: Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency Please be advised that the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, will make an announcement on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor), supporting tourism in the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201847 Views

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BC Rural Dividend grant supports Ashcroft Indian Band

November 13, 2018 ASHCROFT – The Ashcroft Indian Band will be able to provide upgraded services for tourists exploring Thompson-Nicola country, thanks to a $464,948 grant from the Province. “The special circumstances provision of the Rural Dividend was specifically designed to assist communities undergoing economic hardship, such as those impacted by wildfire,” said Doug Donaldson, […]

by pmnationtalk on November 13, 201874 Views

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Media advisory: Minister Mélanie Joly to meet with local tourism and travel industry experts in Rankin Inlet

Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, November 13, 2018—The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, will participate in roundtable discussions with local tourism and travel industry experts. These will help identify opportunities to maximize Canada’s tourism potential and create local and sustainable middle-class jobs. The Minister will be available to answer questions from […]

by pmnationtalk on November 13, 201867 Views

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Minister Joly creates the Advisory Council on Jobs and the Visitor Economy to maximize Canada’s tourism potential

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada The Council will guide Minister Joly in the development of a new federal tourism strategy November 12, 2018 – Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada’s visitor economy is a fast-growing sector that provides economic benefits and good middle-class jobs in every region of the country. That was the message delivered […]

by ahnationtalk on November 12, 201871 Views

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Media advisory: Northern Manitoba receives support for tourism

From: Western Economic Diversification Canada Churchill, Manitoba, November 9, 2018 – Members of the media are invited to attend an important event with the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, to benefit tourism in northern Manitoba. Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Time: 10:20 a.m. Location: Frontiers North 140 Kelsey Boulevard […]

by ahnationtalk on November 10, 2018123 Views

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Phenomenal year for tourism: Travel Alberta releases its 2017-18 annual report

Focus on creating $1.5 billion worth of goosebump moments to hit $10 billion by 2020 CALGARY, Nov. 5, 2018  – New records for tourism revenue and visitation are just two of the highlights in Travel Alberta’s 2017-18 annual report—and a testament to the significance of the province’s travel economy. Creating good jobs and a diversified […]

by ahnationtalk on November 5, 201887 Views

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Indigenous Tourism BC Embarks on an Exciting Journey

November 5, 2018 (Coast Salish Territory, BC): Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) has embarked on a journey of evolution as the search for candidates to fulfill the role of external relations as a part of the top-level management team begins. Now, with the promise of positive change and a fresh perspective, the future of Indigenous tourism […]

by ahnationtalk on November 5, 201870 Views

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International Indigenous Tourism Conference 2018 closes with a renewed focus for the Indigenous tourism industry and celebration of award winners

November 1, 2018, Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of Métis (Saskatoon, SK)— The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) wrapped up its seventh annual International Indigenous Tourism Conference (IITC) on a high note, confirming growing demand, international awareness of the quality of Indigenous experiences across the country and endorsements from over 500 delegates and tourism […]

by pmnationtalk on November 5, 201875 Views

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Top Indigenous experiences operators and experiences celebrated at International Indigenous Tourism Conference

November 1, 2018, Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of Métis (Saskatoon, SK)  – The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) recognized over eight organizations and Indigenous entrepreneurs for outstanding achievements in tourism, both nationally and locally in Saskatchewan during the culmination of the 7th annual International Indigenous Tourism Conference(IITC) in Saskatoon. “As we gather together as […]

by pmnationtalk on November 2, 201880 Views

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Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association ready to host the International Indigenous Tourism Conference 2019

Winning collaboration of seven stakeholder groups sets stage for 8th annual gathering in Kelowna, British Columbia October 31, 2018, Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of Métis (Saskatoon, SK) – The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) along with its core partners Indigenous Tourism of British Columbia (ITBC), Tourism Kelowna, Westbank First Nation, Shuswap Nation Tribal Council, Shackan Indian […]

by pmnationtalk on November 2, 201865 Views

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2017/2018 Tourism Numbers Breaks Records – Again

November 01, 2018 Today, the Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment, Wally Schumann announced that tourism numbers have reached record heights in the Northwest Territories (NWT) in 2017-18. For the first time, over 110,000 visitors travelled to the NWT with spending totaling just over $203 million in the process. These numbers represent continued improvements in […]

by pmnationtalk on November 2, 201858 Views

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Wikwemikong Tourism wins award of excellence – CBC

The community competed against nine hundred other Indigenous Tourism businesses Nov 01, 2018 Wikwemikong​ Tourism has been recognized with the first Indigenous Tourism Award of Excellence in the province. Director Luke Wassegijig says it competed against nine hundred other Indigenous Tourism Businesses. He says the award reflects the hard work his team has been doing […]

by ahnationtalk on November 1, 201860 Views

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ML Tribal Council receives $80K to develop Indigenous tourism – meadowlakeNOW

A program by the Meadow Lake Tribal Council (MLTC) is on the receiving end of over $1.5 million from the federal government to aid Indigenous tourism and business development in Saskatchewan. The MLTC is one of four projects set to recieve a chunk of the funding from the Western Economic Diversification Canada fund. Over $80,000 […]

by ahnationtalk on November 1, 201864 Views

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Record-breaking tourism numbers in B.C. bolster Indigenous businesses – CBC

Appetite for authenticity means more eyes on Indigenous people to lead the way in tourism industry Oct 31, 2018 Indigenous tourism in B.C. has hit an all-time high. A new report shows that customers spend more than $705 million a year on tourism businesses run by First Nations in the province. There are currently 401 […]

by ahnationtalk on October 31, 201878 Views

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New investments for Indigenous tourism, training, and business development in Saskatchewan

From: Western Economic Diversification Canada October 30, 2018 – Whitecap Dakota First Nation, Saskatchewan – Western Economic Diversification Canada Indigenous tourism and business development present significant growth opportunities for the Canadian economy. In all sectors, increasing the participation of Indigenous business leads to better outcomes for all Canadians. Today, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of […]

by ahnationtalk on October 30, 201880 Views

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One in Three International Visitors to Canada are Interested in Indigenous Tourism Experiences

Research conducted in partnership by ITAC and Destination Canada demonstrate the largest market potential for Indigenous tourism businesses October 30, 2018, Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of Métis (Saskatoon, SK) – One in every three international visitors (37 per cent) to Canada say they are interested in Indigenous tourism experiences, according to new research […]

by ahnationtalk on October 30, 201878 Views

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Indigenous Leaders Gathered to Celebrate the Opportunities for the Indigenous Tourism Industry in Saskatchewan

October 30, 2018, Treaty 6 Territory and Homeland of the Métis (Saskatoon, SK) – Over 145 Indigenous tourism entrepreneurs, community leaders and tourism partners from across Saskatchewan gathered Monday, October 29th for a full day of presentations and discussions to shape the future of the Indigenous tourism industry across Saskatchewan. At Saskatchewan Day, preliminary research into […]

by pmnationtalk on October 30, 201889 Views

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How much culture to share can be a sensitive topic when it comes to Indigenous tourism – CBC

2018 International Indigenous Tourism Conference being held in Saskatoon Oct 30, 2018 Kevin Haywahe has been conducting culture camps on Carry the Kettle First Nation for about 20 years. But it’s a balancing act. He says people come from all around the world to have an authentic First Nations experience. He teaches the history of […]

by ahnationtalk on October 30, 201873 Views

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Media advisory: Minister Joly will participate in the International Indigenous Tourism Conference

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, October 29, 2018—The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, will be discussing the importance of Indigenous tourism in Canada with Keith Henry, President and CEO of the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC). Canada offers iconic, unique and share-worthy experiences that […]

by ahnationtalk on October 29, 201857 Views

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Media advisory: Government of Canada to announce support for Indigenous tourism, business and training

From: Western Economic Diversification Canada Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, October 29, 2018 – The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie. Minister Joly will make an announcement on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada, to benefit Indigenous tourism, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 29, 201891 Views

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Indigenous Tourism BC Shares Record-breaking Tourism Statistics

Coast Salish Territory, (October 25, 2018): Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) has released a three-year Tourism Performance Audit Report that reveals record-breaking growth of the province’s Indigenous tourism industry. Compiled by O’Neil Marketing & Consulting, the report offers insights into the performance of Indigenous tourism in BC between 2013 and 2017. Specifically, the document shares actions […]

by pmnationtalk on October 26, 2018114 Views

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The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada and Indigenous Tourism Ontario sign memorandum of understanding

October 24, 2018, Territory of the Three Fires Confederacy (Windsor, Ontario) – The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) and the Indigenous Tourism Association of Ontario (ITO) have signed a memorandum of understanding to further the growth of authentic Indigenous market and export-ready businesses in Ontario. The three-year agreement will advance the important work ITO has […]

by pmnationtalk on October 26, 201886 Views

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Shuswap Indigenous tourism strategy begins with consultation – Eagle Valley News

Elders, trainers and general Indigenous community being approached for approval and ideas Oct. 26, 2018 Frank Antoine is no stranger to tourism promotion. As chair of the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) and with 12 years of experience at Quaaout Lodge, Antoine is well-suited to his new role as co-ordinator of the Shuswap Indigenous Tourism […]

by ahnationtalk on October 26, 201855 Views

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Tourism ministers commit to building on momentum of fast-growing sector

October 16, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta Canada’s tourism industry is having its best year ever. In the first half of 2018, tourism activities directly accounted for more than $18 billion of Canada’s GDP, an increase of more than 6% over the first half of 2017. The sector is a vital part of the Canadian economy, […]

by pmnationtalk on October 17, 201875 Views

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Up close and personal with Churchill’s whimsical beluga whales – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 15, 2018  By Kelly Geraldine Malone THE CANADIAN PRESS CHURCHILL, Man. _ All it takes is a quick paddle from the western shore of Hudson Bay and the smiling, curious face of a beluga whale peeks out of the water to greet kayakers floating by. The northern Manitoba community of Churchill is […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 201878 Views

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Where to Eat First Nations Food in Toronto – Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance

October 11, 2018 Nish Dish Marketeria & Catering Looking to try something old, something new and something that deeply represents a ‘taste of place’ here in Ontario? From a quick bite to a multi-course contemporary dining experience, here are three First Nations restaurants in Toronto that are showcasing a modern take on Indigenous cuisine. Chef […]

by ahnationtalk on October 12, 201891 Views

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Indigenous Tourism BC Announces Statement of Collaboration Agreement with Nisga’a Lisims Government and Northern British Columbia Tourism Association

October 11, 2018 (Leidli T’enneh Territory, BC): Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) is pleased to announce the signing of a Statement of Collaboration agreement with the Nisga’a Lisims Government (NLG) and Northern British Columbia Tourism Association (NBCTA). The signing is the first of its kind in British Columbia and took place at the Northern BC Tourism […]

by pmnationtalk on October 12, 2018101 Views

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National Indigenous Tourism Showcase in Beijing, China

October 10, 2018 ITAC’s sales and marketing manager Sebastien Desnoyers Picard is attending Showcase Canada Asia which is being held at the China World Hotel in Beijing from October 9-12, 2018. For a third-year in a row, ITAC has been helping and facilitating the presence of Indigenous experiences to attend this important trade event. We’re […]

by pmnationtalk on October 11, 201880 Views

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Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada Announces Changes to its Administrative Team

October 9, 2018, Coast Salish Territories (Vancouver, BC) – The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) is pleased to announce changes to its administrative team as ITAC experiences one of its most successful years for Indigenous tourism in Canada. Teresa Ryder has been promoted to Director of Business Development.  With a career in tourism development that spans […]

by pmnationtalk on October 10, 201865 Views

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Explore Canada Awards of Excellence Recognize Indigenous Tourism Stories in Canada

October 2, 2018, Treaty 7 Territory (Calgary, Alberta) – The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) was on hand to celebrate and recognize three award-winning stories from international and Canadian media which showcased Indigenous experiences, during the annual GoMedia Canada 2018 media marketplace. The Explore Canada Awards of Excellence recognize contributions to storytelling that inspire […]

by ahnationtalk on October 2, 2018146 Views

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ITAC: Pubic Notice to Members – Annual General Meeting

October 01, 2018 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the annual general meeting (the “Meeting”) of the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (the “Corporation”) will be held at Sheraton Cavalier Hotel at 612 Spadina Cres E, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on Thursday, November 1st, 2018 at 9:00 am local time for the following purposes: To consider and, if […]

by pmnationtalk on October 2, 201872 Views

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