ITO Partners Collaborate to Develop Indigenous Food Tourism in Northern Ontario

A ground-breaking new Northern Ontario Indigenous Food Tourism Strategy is being led by Indigenous Tourism Ontario (ITO) in partnership with Destination Northern Ontario and the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada and in close consultation with Indigenous stakeholders across Northern Ontario. The move reflects the partners’ belief that Ontario’s Indigenous tourism industry is an important voice that needsto be supported for Ontario to remain atthe forefront of Canada’sIndigenoustourism industry. The strategy development process is being led by Culinary Tourism Alliance.

2019 Federal Budget Shows Significant Support for Tourism Sector, Including Indigenous Tourism  

This is good news for ITAC and our members.  Tourism is now the 7th economic strategy for the Federal Government and having tourism finally recognized for its impact on economic development is important.  Destination Canada has confirmed stable funding at $95.5 million with an additional $5 million invested in marketing domestic travel.  The more Canadians experience Indigenous tourism across the country, the more ambassadors we will have for all of our marketing efforts.

The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada signs memorandum of understanding with Indigenous Tourism Alberta and Government of Alberta

March 18, 2019, Treaty 7 Territory (Calgary, Alta) – The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC), Indigenous Tourism Alberta (ITA) and the Government of Alberta have all signed a memorandum of understanding.

The memorandum will see ITAC, ITA and the Government of Alberta working to create new visitor-ready businesses while ensuring existing businesses grow into market-ready experiences.

ITAC Gives Members Additional Opportunities to Increase Sales

Distribution of your product/service is key to building your business. By becoming an ITAC member, you have the opportunity to be part of travel packages on IndigenousCanada.Travel.

This sales-focused website, promotes Indigenous experiences and shows consumers how those experiences can be part or all of their travel plans. Travel packages are set itineraries or can be custom made through the ‘build your own’ package feature.



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