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Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada congratulates Kwa’lilas Hotel and Salmon n’ Bannock Bistro, both 2020 Travelers’ Choice award-winners by TripAdvisor


COAST SALISH TERRITORY (Vancouver, BC) – Now, more than ever, international recognition of Indigenous experiences is a reason to celebrate! The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) congratulates Port Hardy’s Kwa’lilas Hotel and Vancouver’s Salmon n’ Bannock Bistro for being recognized as Travelers’ Choice award winners by TripAdvisor, placing them both within the top 10 percent of hospitality businesses around the globe.

Destination Indigenous’ Escape from Home campaign continues to highlight adventures and ways to connect with Indigenous culture


Coast Salish Territory (Vancouver, BC) – Midsummer adventures led by experienced Indigenous guides and outfitters are available to Canadian travellers as they yearn to Escape from Home, including small group guided hiking tours while foraging along ancient Indigenous trails, horseback expeditions and a guided adrenaline rush with a Via Ferrata mountain climbing experience.

And for cultural explorers, intrepid travellers can visit over 20 Indigenous museums and cultural experiences spread across the country. Presented by the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC), each week’s Escape from Home theme is being promoted with regional itineraries as examples, to showcase the diversity of Indigenous tourism experiences available and open for business. As well, media influencers are blogging and photographing their own recent Escape from Home adventures, providing invaluable insight into the experiences as they are today.

These Indigenous-inspired wildlife and urban adventure itineraries provides a perfect summer Escape from Home


COAST SALISH TERRITORY (Vancouver, BC) – Destination Indigenous’ Escape from Home campaign is making it easy for Canadians to plan a wilderness escape or urban adventure as a way to connect with ancient and modern Indigenous culture, right in their own backyards or via a short road trip.

Presented by the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC), each week’s escape theme will be promoted with regional itineraries as examples, to showcase the diversity of Indigenous tourism experiences available and open for business. As well, media influencers will be blogging and photographing their own recent Escape from Home adventures, providing invaluable insight into the experiences as they are today.

Canadians invited to Escape From Home this summer with Indigenous experiences from coast to coast to coast


Coast Salish Territory (Vancouver, BC) – The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) invites Canadians to plan the perfect escape this summer in their own backyards with the launch of Destination Indigenous’ Escape from Home campaign, a series of inspired itineraries highlighting a range of authentic experiences that connect travellers to Indigenous people, their culture and the land.

2019-2020 Remembered as one of the most exciting and challenging for the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada


Year-End Report Released

COAST SALISH TERRITORY (Vancouver, BC) – The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada released its year-end report this week, reflecting on a year of growth and acceleration which abruptly ended with the global pandemic.

In 2019, Indigenous tourism celebrated another strong tourism season which resulted in increased domestic and international sales, more employment opportunities within Indigenous tourism owned businesses, new Indigenous tourism business startups attracting investments, and the roll-out of several new government and private sector partnerships.

Webinar for Indigenous Businesses: How to access financing and support for your business


COAST SALISH TERRITORY (Vancouver, BC) – If you’re an Indigenous company whose business has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Export Development Canada’s (EDC’s) free webinar will provide guidance on how you can access the financial resources and safeguards available to your business.

Thursday, June 25, 2020, from 1:30 to 2:30 PM ET (10:30 to 11:30 AM PT).

The RISE of Indigenous Tourism – providing tools which drive excellence in visitor experiences


COAST SALISH TERRITORY (Vancouver, BC) – As the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC), in partnership with Tourism HR Canada, develops tools and programs for a nation-wide Indigenous tourism recognition program entitled RISE, a new complementary tool kit focused on recovery and resilience is now available to members.

Tourism HR Canada (THRC) will launch the Tourism Workforce Recovery Toolkit via a webinar event taking place Wednesday, June 24th (1:00 – 2:00 PM ET): Recovery to Resiliency: How tourism operators can learn, grow and thrive post-pandemic.

Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada announces Destination Indigenous: campaign to promote Indigenous experiences for summer travel


COAST SALISH TERRITORY (Vancouver, BC) – The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) announcing the launch of their new Destination Indigenous marketing campaign in an effort to encourage, highlight and educate travellers about the many Indigenous experiences that will welcome Canadians this summer.

The marketing campaign includes an experience-booking platform, a video campaign and Zoom backgrounds to entice visitors.