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The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada welcomes 977 members


COAST SALISH TERRITORY (Vancouver, BC) – The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) is pleased to welcome a record-breaking 977 members to its organization as of March 31, 2021, which is an increase of thirteen percent from the previous year. The increase in membership numbers, despite the pandemic, clearly demonstrates that ITAC is trusted within the Indigenous tourism industry and able to keep the industry united during these uncertain times to face current and future challenges.

The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada named as the official host of Rendez-vous Canada+ 2021 Virtual Event


COAST SALISH TERRITORY (Vancouver, BC) – In partnership with Destination Canada (DC) and the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC), the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) is pleased to announce its role as the official host of the Rendez-vous Canada+ (RVC+) 2021 Event, which will be taking place from May 17 to 20, 2021.

Showcasing Indigenous Tourism at the Virtual International Media Marketplace


Over 300 travel media in attendance, including top tier editors, freelance writers, and digital content creators

COAST SALISH TERRITORY (Vancouver, BC) – The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) attended the virtual International Media Marketplace (IMM) North America Edition from January 27 to January 29, 2021, which included twenty-four one-on-one meetings with travel media representatives, including top tier editors, freelance writers and digital content creators.

Federal Government Announces the Launch of Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program


Providing financial support to businesses that have been hardest hit by the pandemic

COAST SALISH TERRITORY (Vancouver, BC) – Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, announced the launch of the Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program (HASCAP). As first outlined in the 2020 Fall Economic Statement, HASCAP will provide financial support to businesses that have been hardest hit by the pandemic.

2021 Rendez-vous Canada+ Partnership Program – Call for Applications


Issued: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Deadline: Sunday, February 7, 2021, 4:00 PM PST

The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) is pleased to issue the following CALL FOR APPLICATIONS to qualified Indigenous tourism businesses and Indigenous Tourism Marketing Organizations to participate as sellers in the 2021 Virtual Rendez-Vous Canada+ Partnership Program.

Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada Successfully Distributes COVID-19 Stimulus Development Funds


Above government support, ITAC allocated more than $750,000 to provide additional grants.

COAST SALISH TERRITORY (Vancouver, BC) – In response to COVID-19, the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) set up the COVID-19 Stimulus Development Fund as part of its ongoing efforts to help Indigenous tourism operators recover and build resiliency from the devastating impacts of the pandemic. With support from the federal government along with the allocation of internal resources, ITAC distributed 679 grants to eligible operators with non-repayable contributions of up to $25,000 per applicant, totalling $16,268,860.

Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada Waives Annual Membership and Marketing Fees for 2021-2022


COAST SALISH TERRITORY (Vancouver, BC) – In an effort to further support Canadian Indigenous tourism businesses from the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) is waiving its annual $99 membership fee in 2021-2022 for Indigenous-owned tourism businesses and Indigenous lead tourism organizations. ITAC is also waiving its annual $199 Marketing Upgrade fee for members who are export-ready and meet all the eligibility requirements.

The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada Successfully Delivers its Annual General Meeting and Announces Changes to the Board of Directors


COAST SALISH TERRITORY (Vancouver, BC) – The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC), is pleased to announce the successful delivery of its Annual General Meeting (AGM), four new members of the Board of Directors and one addition to the Board Executive Committee made at ITAC’s 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM), which was held virtually on Tuesday, December 15, 2020.

Letter from Board of Directors – full support and trust in ITAC’s President & CEO Keith Henry and his team


Dear ITAC Members and Partners,

I am writing today on behalf of the board of the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) to reiterate our full support and trust in ITAC’s President & CEO Keith Henry and his team. The board, is very proud of the entire team’s work managing the COVID-19 Stimulus Development Fund. As of yesterday, ITAC had paid out over $16 million of the total $16.2 million and we are confident that all $16.2 million of the grant funds will be paid out fairly to qualified members before the end of December, as per ITAC’s contract terms with ISC.

Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada Releases the Second Edition of Nations, an Indigenous Lifestyle Magazine


Showcasing 140 export-ready Indigenous tourism businesses from across Canada

COAST SALISH TERRITORY (Vancouver, BC) – The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) is very pleased to release the second issue of Nations, ITAC’s annual magazine, which this year showcases stories from 140 export-ready Indigenous tourism businesses from coast to coast to coast. These stories about our members are designed to spark inspiration as readers explore Canada through an Indigenous lens.

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