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Gjoa Haven residents want more shipwreck-related tourism, survey finds – Nunatsiaq News

Jun 16, 2021 Locals share hopes and concerns on developing a tourism industry for the Franklin wrecks Gjoa Haven residents would welcome visitors who want to visit the wrecks of the HMS Erebus and Terror, according to a new survey. Melissa Weber, a PhD candidate at the University of Ottawa, conducted the research alongside community […]

by ahnationtalk on June 16, 202120 Views

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Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture, and Sport Supports Indigenous Tourism Businesses Through Recovery

$5 million in non-payable relief grants delivered to 140 Indigenous tourism operators across the province through BC Indigenous Tourism Recovery Fund Coast Salish Territories / Vancouver, BC: Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC), in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture, and Sport, has delivered $5 million through the BC Indigenous Tourism Recovery Fund to support […]

by ahnationtalk on June 8, 202124 Views

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Growing Indigenous tourism in Alberta

As part of the plan to help the tourism sector recover, Alberta’s government is increasing funding to support Indigenous tourism experiences across the province. As part of Budget 2021, government is providing funding over the next three years to Indigenous Tourism Alberta to help grow Indigenous tourism businesses across the province. This funding will help […]

by ahnationtalk on May 31, 202127 Views

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Government of Canada investment supports tourism industry in Northwest Territories

From: Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency CanNor makes key investment of nearly $4 million in NWT tourism projects May 28, 2021 – Yellowknife, Northwest Territories – Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) Tourism is a key component of NWT’s economic diversification, but with many travel and public health restrictions still in place, NWT’s tourism industry […]

by ahnationtalk on May 31, 202118 Views

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Government of Canada Regional Relief and Recovery Fund Saving Tourism Jobs in the Prairies

From: Western Economic Diversification Canada Over $8.4 million in funding to support one of the sectors hardest hit by COVID-19 health and safety restrictions May 27, 2021 – Edmonton, Alberta – Western Economic Diversification Canada Tourism has been among the sectors hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic due to the unique challenges presented by shutdowns […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 202146 Views

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2021 is the year of the Great Yukon Summer

27/05/2021 Please note the release has been updated to reflect that it is a minimum of $250,000 that will be available through the On Yukon Time: Great Yukon Summer Edition funding program. With new incentives for Yukoners to explore the world-class opportunities in their own backyard, 2021 is the year of the Great Yukon Summer. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 202146 Views

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FedDev Ontario supports Greater Peterborough Region tourism sector

From: Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario Minister Monsef announces $500,000 to support the recovery of the Greater Peterborough Region’s tourism sector, maintaining 100 jobs May 27, 2021 — Peterborough, Ontario Peterborough Region’s tourism industry is essential to the vitality of businesses and communities in the area and is a key source of local jobs. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 202147 Views

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BC Government: Supporting Indigenous tourism businesses through recovery

VANCOUVER – Throughout the province, 140 Indigenous tourism businesses have received grants to mitigate the impacts of the pandemic. “Indigenous tourism was the fastest growing segment of B.C.’s tourism industry before the pandemic, and we’re determined to maintain this momentum,” said Melanie Mark, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport. “These grants are demonstrating reconciliation […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 202129 Views

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WestJet and Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) roll out support for Indigenous tourism businesses

TREATY 7 TERRITORY AND HOMELAND OF THE METIS, CALGARY, AB, May 26, 2021 – WestJet and the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) are providing nine, $10,000 grants to Indigenous tourism businesses across Canada that have been devastated by the shutdown of the tourism industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants were originally earmarked […]

by ahnationtalk on May 26, 202154 Views

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Indigenous Tourism Association welcomes B.C.’s attraction grants despite indirect benefits – News 1130

May 18, 2021 VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) — The Indigenous Tourism Association of BC is welcoming the provinces offer to provide up to $1-million grants to help “anchor” attractions and tour bus operators surviving the pandemic — even if the program won’t directly impact the association. Chair, Brenda Baptiste, says these attractions are key to bringing […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 202136 Views

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