ITAC is a membership-based organization and any person or organization that has an interest in advancing Indigenous tourism in Canada may apply to become an ITAC Member. Membership costs $99 + GST per year, and is based on two main categories of voting or non-voting, fees are due April 1, 2019.
For additional information about the benefits and application requirements for membership please see the 2019 Membership Program Guide.
Market-Ready Indigenous Tourism Experience
A tourism experience, offered by a business which is no less than 51% Indigenous-owned and adheres to the ITAC Market-Ready Checklist which includes: maintaining business licenses and insurance; maintaining a staffed business location with set operating hours; providing year-round contact information; and branded, on-site signage.
Indigenous Tourism Association
A tourism association that is majority managed by Indigenous directors and represents tourism businesses that adhere to the ITAC Market-Ready Checklist and that are no less than 51% Indigenous-owned, and meet or exceed the quality assurance and authentication standards established by ITAC.
Non-Market-Ready Indigenous Tourism Experience
An Indigenous-owned or controlled tourism business that does not meet the requirements of the ITAC Market-Ready Checklist.
Any Indigenous or non-Indigenous Canadian tourism-oriented businesses, organizations, associations (incorporated or otherwise) or persons within Canada who wish to support ITAC’s vision and mission.
OPTIONAL MARKETING UPGRADE +$199
For Market-Ready Indigenous Tourism Experiences and Indigenous Tourism Associations only.
This marketing upgrade is available only to ITAC voting members who meet Export-Ready criteria. Marketing Upgrade membership applications must include the completed Market-Ready Checklist and the Export-Ready Checklist in order to qualify.
For more information on ITAC, or for assistance with completing your Membership Application, please email Membership@IndigenousTourism.ca.