National Aboriginal Tourism Research Report confirms economic impact is growing while investing in infrastructure, training and marketing remains critical
April 30th, 2015 Coast Salish Territory (Vancouver BC) – The first major study of Aboriginal tourism in more than a decade points to the increasing importance, growth and sophistication of Aboriginal tourism across Canada.
Huron-Wendat Territory – Quebec City, Quebec – The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) is celebrating the success of the 4th International Aboriginal Tourism Conference (IATC) held this week in Quebec City. This year the 4th IATC was hosted by Quebec Aboriginal Tourism (QAT), a member of ITAC. IATC was attended by over 340 delegates with representation from several countries including the United States, Australia, New Zealand, India, Chile, Nepal, and several other locations.
Issued: Friday, January 9
Deadline: Thursday, January 22, 2015 – 4:00 PM PST
The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) is pleased to issue the following CALL FOR APPLICATIONS to qualified Aboriginal tourism businesses and Aboriginal Tourism Marketing Organizations to participate as sellers in the Rendez-vous Canada Partnership Program in May 2015.
(Algonquin Territory – Ottawa, Ontario) History was made last night at the Canadian Tourism Awards in Ottawa, when Québec’s Musée des Abénakis received the inaugural National Aboriginal Cultural Tourism Award for 2014.
Musée des Abénakis was selected from a number of submissions from across the country and their Aboriginal cultural experience was recognized given their 50 years of success as one of the best authentic Aboriginal cultural experiences in Canada. Keith Henry, in his role as chair of the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) attended the gala awards event, along with executive committee member Trina Mather-Simard from Aboriginal Experiences in Ottawa and ITAC member and executive director from Québec Aboriginal Tourism, Dave Laveau.
The Canadian Tourism Awards are presented annually by Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) to recognize success, leadership and innovation in Canada’s tourism industry, and to reward those people, places, organizations and events that have gone above and beyond to offer travellers superior tourism experiences in Canada.
(Mi’kmaq Territory – Charlottetown, PEI) Representatives of the former Aboriginal Tourism Marketing Circle, currently transitioning to the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC), attended the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Canadian Council of Tourism Ministers (CCTM) meeting this week in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
The meeting was attended by the Federal Minister of Small Business and Tourism and Agriculture Honourable Maxime Bernier plus a number of Provincial and Territorial Government Minister’s and their Deputy Ministers. The CCTM included a number of presentations from the key stakeholders including the Canadian Tourism Commission and the Tourism Industry Association of Canada both who identified the challenges to competing in tourism when compared with other countries as well as supporting Aboriginal tourism.
Quebec Aboriginal Tourism looks forward to welcoming you at the International Aboriginal Tourism Conference on March 24-25, 2015. The venue will be the prestigious Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, nestled in the very heart of Old Québec. The walled city offers beautiful scenery and history at every nook, harbouring a unique heritage in North America. This historical setting is highlighted by the proximity of Wendake, the only Huron-Wendat community in Canada, just a few kilometres away.
OTTAWA, ON, September 5, 2014 – Today the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) and the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) are pleased to announce a new partnership to advance Aboriginal cultural tourism in Canada. Under a new Memorandum of Understanding, ITAC and TIAC will work collaboratively to produce industry research and recognize excellence in Aboriginal cultural tourism in through the creation of the 2014 National Aboriginal Cultural Tourism Award which will be presented as part of the Canadian Tourism Awards Gala held at the Westin Hotel Ottawa on November 26th 2014.
The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) is proud to announce a new partnership with the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) in presenting a Canadian Tourism Award recognizing excellence in Aboriginal Tourism.
The 2014 National Aboriginal Cultural Tourism Award will recognize an Aboriginal tourism business that has demonstrated a commitment to the development, promotion and delivery of an authentic, innovative and enriched Aboriginal cultural tourism visitor experience. The recipient will have demonstrated a commitment to authentic Aboriginal cultural tourism as a key aspect of encouraging and promoting tourism growth in their region.
(Ottawa, Ont.) – The Aboriginal Tourism Marketing Circle (ATMC) and Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC), through the Aboriginal Procurement and Business Development Directorate, signed a major agreement yesterday in Ottawa. ATMC Chairperson Keith Henry and AANDC Director General Nicole Ladouceur signed the first ever Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) concerning Aboriginal Tourism.