During 2018, Destination Canada engaged the services of McKinsey & Company to prepare fact-based research and analysis intended to stimulate discussion about the structure, performance and potential of the tourism industry, and introduce possible avenues to grow Canada’s visitor economy.
Joint news release with the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada and the Yukon First Nations Culture & Tourism Association.
The Government of Yukon, the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) and the Yukon First Nations Culture & Tourism Association (YFNCT) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) at the Advancing Indigenous Tourism Conference today in Carcross.
$317,000 will be provided to 63 Indigenous-owned and controlled tourism businesses
December 4, 2018, Coast Salish Territories (Vancouver, BC) – ITAC has announced its 2018 micro grant recipients as 63 Indigenous owned tourism businesses, representing 12 out of 13 provinces and territories across Canada. This year, ITAC is providing $317,000 to Indigenous entrepreneurs and communities growing their tourism operations and developing to higher levels of market readiness —providing employment in their communities, enriching culture and revitalizing Indigenous economic opportunity (full list attached).
Tourism Industry Association of Canada’s National Awards 2018 – Nov. 28, 2018
November 28, 2018, Unceded Algonquin Territory (Gatineau, Quebec) – The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) has announced Quaaout Lodge & Talking Rock Golf Resort as the winner of the 2018 ITAC Indigenous Cultural Tourism Award, presented by the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC).
National Geographic has published a new video featuring Indigenous tourism experiences, in partnership with ITAC and Destination Canada. The video features a visit to Ashukan Cultural Space in Montreal and the Eeyou Istchee Baie-James region of Quebec to learn from and about the people and art of the region.
Chibougamau, November 9, 2018 – Eeyou Istchee Tourism and Tourisme Baie-James were proud to receive the Prix excellence tourisme, initiative de marketing numérique (digital marketing initiative) for its Into the North project.
This prize was presented to the Regional Tourism Associations (RTA) at the 2nd edition of the Prix excellence tourisme, on November 6th in Quebec City. Thanks to the Into the North project, the Eeyou Istchee Baie-James region was among the 3 finalists in the digital marketing initiative category; a first for the two RTAs as well as for the region.
ITAC’s Director of Marketing was invited to attend the Indigenous Gathering on Cultural Heritage this week, hosted by Parks Canada on Treaty 7 Territory in Calgary, Alberta. Parks Canada organized the event with the following objectives.
ITAC attended World Travel Market (WTM) in London, England this week. This travel trade event is the largest one on UK soil. It facilitates $4.45 billion in industry deals, has more than 5000 exhibitors from 182 countries and regions, and more than 51,000 participants. This is the place to be when you want to work with the UK which is the second largest market into Canada.
Join peers and stakeholders in Victoria, B.C. January 20-23, 2019 for the second annual national discussion on the tourism industry’s impact on Canada’s economic, social, environmental and cultural fabric. If you work in tourism, design policies that affect tourism, teach tourism, care about tourism’s impact on communities and Canadians, or see the positive growth of tourism in Canada as a key economic driver – IMPACT is for you!