Indigenous Tourism Showcase: 2019 Showcase Canada Asia Call for Applications


The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) is pleased to issue the following CALL FOR APPLICATIONS to qualified Indigenous tourism businesses and Indigenous Tourism Marketing Organizations to participate as sellers in the National Indigenous Tourism Showcase Program at the Showcase Canada Asia marketplace in Hong Kong, China October 23-24, 2019.

ITAC has created the National Indigenous Tourism Showcase Program initiative to increase participation from qualified Indigenous tourism providers in the upcoming Showcase Canada Asia travel tradeshow being held October 23-24, 2019 at the Renaissance Hotel in Hong Kong. Showcase Canada Asia is an appointment-based, business-to-business marketplace that brings Canadian suppliers together with over 100 qualified buyers from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and mainland China, Taiwan.

There is a growing global demand for authentic Indigenous cultural tourism from Asian markets prompting ITAC to host this fourth annual National Indigenous tourism section on the tradeshow floor during Showcase Canada Asia. This showcase is designed to feature authentic Indigenous tourism experiences while facilitating productive business connections with qualified buyers.

Indigenous businesses or Indigenous Tourism Marketing Organizations must submit a letter of interest (one-page maximum) to provide details on the history and intent to develop programs for the Chinese travel trade in order to participate in the National Indigenous Tourism Showcase Program.

Please include the name of your representative for your business or organization application, sent by email to:

Mr. Sebastien Desnoyers, Director of Marketing
Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada
Phone: (418) 655-0210 Email: [email protected]

The deadline for submissions is Thursday, July 25th, 2019 at 4:00 PM PST.

ITAC will review submissions and confirm successful applicants on Friday, July 26th, 2019.

Space is limited, so apply early! Priority to our Marketing Upgrade members and the remaining businesses will be selected as first come first serve – Please note that you can still access the upgrade for $199 here: Marketing Upgrade

For more information on the process and selection criteria,  click here.