Minister Chagger will lead a tourism trade mission to China from June 23 to 28, connecting Canadian businesses to partners in the world’s largest outbound tourism market during the Canada-China Year of Tourism. The following press release is from the department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada.
June 13, 2018, Wendake – Nionwentsïo – Huron-Wendat Territory (Wendake, QC) – More than 30 tourism leaders studied best practices in cultural activities, hospitality, and partnership collaboration in and around Wendake, QC, the result of a joint partnership between the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC), the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, and Gros Morne Institute for Sustainable Tourism.
The Government of Canada has just released the first annual report on Canada’s Tourism Vision…
Canada’s tourism sector truly is world-class. Every day, tour operators, retailers, hoteliers, restaurateurs—many of whom are small business owners—welcome thousands of tourists from around the world. In 2017, Canada extended a warm welcome to 20.8 million visitors from around the world—its best year ever!
Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada unveils stand-alone IndigenousCanada.travel booking site
May 16, 2018, Unceded Mi’kmaq Territory (Halifax, NS) – The annual Rendez-vous Canada trade show saw 41 Indigenous tourism businesses attend to hold appointments with tour operators from around the world, the largest ever representation of Indigenous tourism in Canada to take part in the event.
Indigenous Experiences in every province and territory are represented on IndigenousCanada.Travel
May 14, 2018, Mi’kma’ki (Halifax, NS) – “We have been here for more than 15,000 years,” begins the call to action on the new IndigenousCanada.travel site launched by the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) at Rendez-vous Canada 2018*, inviting travellers to book authentic Indigenous tourism experiences across Canada.
Canadian Traveller magazine has recognized three members of the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) team for their prestigious list of Top 40 Under 40, a clear indication of the ongoing growth of Indigenous tourism across the country.
ITAC hosted a successful reception for partners in Ottawa last night, which featured speeches by The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism, Brenda Holder, ITAC Chair of the Board and Keith Henry, ITAC President & CEO. The event was held in conjunction with ITAC’s board meetings taking place this week in Ottawa, and provided the chance for ITAC to highlight great successes over the past year.