ITAC Board of Directors Meeting

ITAC Event

Spring meeting of the ITAC Board of Directors.

  • Date: April 24, 2018 - April 26, 2018
  • Venue: Sheraton Ottawa
  • Location: Ottawa, Ontario

2018 Women in Travel Summit


The Women in Travel Summit is the premier event for women travel influencers and industry members, organized by Wanderful. Wanderful is an international community of women who travel. Our mission is to connect women travelers together by empowering them with the tools they need to go abroad and facilitating a trusted network that can help guide them in their journeys. We created the Women in Travel Summit after we realized that there was a real need for professional women and self-starters in travel to share their experiences with one another both in the working world and as members of our global community. WITS does just that — a fusion of hands-on, applicable workshops and networking to inspire and empower one another to travel.

ITAC’s Director of Marketing Dené Sinclair will presenting at 2018 WITS.

  • Date: May 4, 2018 - May 6, 2018
  • Venue: Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
  • Location: Quebec City, Quebec
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2018 Canada Inbound Tourism Association (Asia Pacific) Annual General Meeting


This year’s event will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Sunday, May 13th at the Hampton Inn by Hilton Halifax Downtown. Like past AGM’s, it is our goal to provide a successful and productive event. With Rendezvous Canada 2018 in Halifax May 13th-16th, we are pleased to hold our AGM on Sunday, May 13th prior to the first official RVC event.

  • Date: May 13, 2018
  • Venue: Hampton Inn by Hilton Halifax Downtown
  • Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
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2018 Rendezvous Canada


Rendez-vous Canada (RVC) is Canada’s premier international tourism marketplace. Four days. More than 1,500 tourism professionals. Twelve minutes to promote or discover unique Canadian experiences. The potential for hundreds of millions of dollars for Canadian tourism business. ITAC will be attending RVC with 35 small, medium and larger Indigenous tourism businesses representing every province and territory in Canada.

  • Date: May 13, 2018 - May 17, 2018
  • Venue: Halifax Convention Centre
  • Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
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NATOA Indigenous Trust and Investment Conference


Set in the beautiful traditional lands of the Kootenay, Stoney, Blood, Peigan, Siksika and Tsuu T’ina peoples, the 2018 NATOA National Indigenous Trust and Investment Conference is a 2-day event designed to provide an informative and interactive venue for all those involved with Aboriginal Trusts. Speakers will represent both the Indigenous Communities who have established, or in the process of establishing, and maintained successful Trust operations, and members of the Corporate Industry that effectively service these Communities.

  • Date: May 23, 2018 - May 24, 2018
  • Venue: The Banff Centre
  • Location: Banff, Alberta
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2018 IFTM Top Resa


Established in 1978 and targeted specifically at the leisure industry, the show was first known as “Top Resa” and took place in Deauville.

In 2008, changing tack, the show added “IFTM” to its name to “IFTM Top Resa” and moved to Paris, where it became a multi-sector show covering all types of travel: leisure, business, MICE and groups.

In 2018 the show will celebrate its 40th anniversary. To mark the occasion, it’s getting a makeover: new logo, new corporate identity and new corporate colours. For its 40th birthday, IFTM Top Resa is reinventing itself!

  • Date: September 25, 2018 - September 28, 2018
  • Venue: Parc Exposition Versaille
  • Location: Paris, France
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2018 GoMedia


GoMedia Canada is about experiencing the best of Canada; it embodies the heart and soul of Canadian storytelling. The annual event connects top Canadian and international travel media and influencers with provincial, territorial and regional Canadian tourism organizations, major hotel properties, attractions and transportation companies. Hosted by a different Canadian destination each year, the marketplace features one-to-one meetings, pre/post and regional tours, professional development opportunities and networking events.

  • Date: September 30, 2018 - October 4, 2018
  • Venue:
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
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2018 Adventure Travel World Summit


Every year, representatives from the adventure travel industry come together at the Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS) to talk shop, get inspired and enjoy a decidedly adventurous destination anywhere in the world. Produced by the Adventure Travel Trade Association, the Summit is for tour operators, adventure travel writers and influencers, tourism boards and industry partners. More than just a conference, the Summit is a global gathering of an industry that works hard and plays hard, offering deep-dive educational content, big name keynote speakers and endless networking opportunities – both structured and off-site — including a Tour Operator MARKETPLACE with a globally diverse group of businesses and destinations and a MediaConnect session where delegates can pitch story ideas to over 40 international travel writers and editors.

  • Date: October 15, 2018 - October 18, 2018
  • Venue:
  • Location: Montecatini Treme, Italy
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Saskatchewan Indigenous Tourism Development Day at 2018 IITC

ITAC Event

In addition to the international conference, ITAC will host the Saskatchewan Indigenous Tourism Development Day on October 29, 2018. Contact for more information.

  • Date: October 29, 2018
  • Venue: TCU Place
  • Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

2018 International Indigenous Tourism Conference

ITAC Event

The International Indigenous Tourism Conference (IITC) is an
annual conference bringing together people interested and inwsted in creating and contributing to a growing Indigenous tourism industry in Canada and around the world. This year. the 2018 IITC is taking place October 30 – 31, 2018, on Treaty 6 Territory in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

The IITC is a community-led, industry-driwn. international tourism conference for Indigenous and non-Indigenous tourism entrepreneurs, community leaders and partners. The agenda includes sharing best practices. networking. breakout sessions. keynote presentations and local cultural experiences. The 2018 IITC will close with the 2018 Indigenous Tourism Awards Cala Dinner.

The IITC is an initiatiw of the lntemational Indigenous Tourism Association of canada (ITAC) and an annual tourism industry ewnt for ewryone that is not to be missed. Visit the 2018 IITC website for more information and to sign up for updates.
All are welcome!