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Indigenous tourism: Vancouver Island First Nation plans marine tours that honour its culture – Vancouver Sun

Mar 03, 2021 Cecilia Dick, cultural tourism supervisor for the Songhees Nation, said funding is in place to develop a marine trail tour stretching from Royal Roads and Esquimalt, through the Inner Harbour, along the Victoria and Oak Bay waterfront and up to Cadboro Bay using a 25-foot landing-craft vessel holding up to 12 passengers. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 3, 202123 Views

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Listening To Our Members: Indigenous Tourism Ontario (ITO) Introduces the Indigenous Business Advisory (IBA) Program

ITO recognizes that all of our member businesses have been impacted by the pandemic in some way, some significantly. Building on last year’s Business Support Broker Program and in keeping with our Guiding Principle of utilizing an innovative grassroots approach, ITO has again commissioned a network of experts – Indigenous Business Advisors (IBAs) – to […]

by ahnationtalk on March 2, 202128 Views

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BC Government: Tourism industry bolstered through destination development

Feb. 25, 2021 VICTORIA – Fifty-four new tourism projects throughout B.C. are receiving funding under the Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program’s (CERIP) destination development stream. The destination development funding invests in implementation-ready tourism infrastructure and amenities projects that support the recovery and resilience of tourism. It creates jobs and develops infrastructure that will attract visitors […]

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 202163 Views

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Identity, history and memory

The wisdom and knowledge of the Indigenous peoples are inestimably precious–it is a living heritage that must be protected and preserved for the benefit of all. This collective memory, which encompasses culture, beliefs, customs and ways of living, is passed on from one generation to the next since time immemorial with the utmost respect for […]

by ahnationtalk on February 10, 202135 Views

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Indigenous Tourism BC to Distribute $5 Million through BC Indigenous Tourism Recovery Fund

Coast Salish Territories / Vancouver, BC (February 2, 2021): Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC), in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport, is distributing $5 million to local Indigenous tourism businesses through the BC Indigenous Tourism Recovery Fund. The fund offers grants of up to $45,000 to support businesses navigate the ongoing economic impacts […]

by ahnationtalk on February 2, 202167 Views

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Pulling Together to Support Indigenous Tourism Businesses in BC’s Interior Region

Indigenous Tourism BC, Indigenous Services Canada, and the BC Aboriginal Financial Institutions have pulled together in partnership to support Indigenous Community Owned Tourism Businesses in BC through the Indigenous Community Business Fund. This 5 Million Dollar fund supports the BC Indigenous Tourism Industry as a vital part of the economy both within Indigenous Communities and […]

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 202157 Views

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Indigenous Tourism BC Waives Stakeholder Fees for 2021

Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) understands Indigenous tourism operators in British Columbia require support in their continued response to the impacts of COVID-19. As part of our commitment to assist recovery for our Stakeholders, ITBC has waived 2020/2021 Stakeholder membership fees for Market- and Export-ready BC Indigenous tourism businesses. As an ITBC Stakeholder, you receive access […]

by ahnationtalk on January 27, 202174 Views

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COVID-19 continues to jellify Sault Ste. Marie’s hospitality sector – SooToday

Major push planned for Indigenous tourism A global coronavirus pandemic and closure of the Canada-U.S. border are continuing to wreak havoc on Sault Ste. Marie’s hospitality sector, according to the latest room occupancy statistics released at this month’s meeting of the Tourism Sault Ste. Marie board. In the peak month of August, when 84 per […]

by ahnationtalk on January 19, 202149 Views

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Premier Furey Establishes Tourism Advisory Council

January 15, 2021 The Honourable Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today announced the establishment of the Premier’s Advisory Council on Tourism. The 14-member Council will focus on providing advice to the Provincial Government on short-term measures to assist with the sustainability, reopening, and recovery of the tourism sector in Newfoundland and Labrador. The […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 202188 Views

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Indigenous Tourism BC Unveils Three-Year Indigenous Alignment Strategy

Strategy will support recovery through COVID-19 and beyond Coast Salish Territories / Vancouver, BC : Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) has unveiled its Indigenous Alignment Strategy 2021-2024, a three-year plan to rebuild and grow BC’s Indigenous tourism sector through COVID-19 and beyond. The plan outlines the immediate and future activities, and will increase alignment between ITBC […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 202170 Views

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