The Department of Community Development has put out a Request for Proposals. Through this Request for Proposals, The Qalipu First Nation (QFN) invites interested and qualified consultants to submit a proposal for the development of an Indigenous Tourism strategy for the province Newfoundland & Labrador.
Last year, ITAC and Destination Canada Germany circulated a press release to German media highlighting the innovative designs and artists featured at Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto in May.
The article, titled “Der moderne Manitu”, meaning The modern Manitu, was featured in Welt am Sonntag, the weekend edition of the national daily newspaper Die Welt in Germany. This resulted in a circulation of 521,600 copies and over 1.7 million readers. The article amounts to an ad value of $187 605.77 CAD.
Algonquin Territory (Ottawa, ON), February 4, 2019 – Keith Henry, President and CEO of the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) took part in several meetings, held by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC), highlighting public policy challenges predicted to inhibit growth in the tourism sector in Canada, in Ottawa. The series of meetings, titled, ‘Advocacy Days 2019 – Unlocking Tourism’s Potential’, included stakeholders from across Canada, as well as parliamentarians.
The 2018 Showcase Canada Asia final report has also been released to our website.
Showcase Canada Asia is the annual marketplace hosted by Destination Canada to bring together Canadian sellers with buyers from China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. The show is a business exchange environment set with pre-scheduled appointments as well as networking events. In 2018, Showcase Canada Asia was hosted at the China World Hotel in Beijing, China.
ITAC has just released the final report for the 2018 GoMedia Canada.
GoMedia Canada is a Destination Canada branded networking event produced by TIAC in partnership with a host province/city. Since 2004, the show has been a platform for marketing and communications professionals from Canadian tourism organizations to connect with top travel journalists, editors and influencers from across Canada and all Destination Canada international leisure markets.
ITAC has released the draft minutes on the website from the latest Board of Directors meeting. On Friday, January 18th to Wednesday, January 23rd, representatives from each province met in Victoria, B.C. to discuss the first year of the updated five year acceleration plan.
ITAC was in attendance at the Impact Sustainability Travel & Tourism Conference in Victoria, BC that took place January 20th to 23rd. ITAC was joined by tourism peers and stakeholders for a collaborative national dialogue on innovation and the contribution of tourism to Canada’s sustainable future. Many speakers showed commitment and passion to building Indigenous tourism throughout the nation.
On January 24th, for the first time our marketing team attended the International Media Marketplace (IMM) in New York City. IMM is the leading single-day event for travel journalists to meet with the travel industry and an opportunity for us to meet with top-level journalists and influence their upcoming articles.