Registration now open for 2018 International Indigenous Tourism Conference


Oct. 30 – 31, 2018 at TCU Place, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
www.indigenoustourismconference.com

July 27, 2018, Treaty 6 Territory & Homeland of the Métis (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) – Registration is now open for the 2018 International Indigenous Tourism Conference (IITC) being held on Treaty 6 Territory and Homeland of the Métis, Oct. 30 & 31, 2018 at TCU Place in Saskatoon, SK.

The seventh annual IITC will bring together delegates from the Canadian tourism industry, First Nations, Inuit, and Metis communities, as well as representatives from global Indigenous tourism organizations to discuss Indigenous tourism topics, barriers, opportunities and trends across Canada and the world.

This year, the theme is, “The Indigenous Tourism Economy: Learning Together and Sharing Our Stories.” ITAC recognizes and supports Indigenous communities and entrepreneurs to lead the way in telling the stories of their people and land to visitors, and the International Indigenous Tourism Conference is one way ITAC brings tourism to the forefront of economic development portfolios across Canada.

The IITC is also home to the Indigenous Tourism Awards, where Indigenous tourism businesses from across Canada are recognized for their successes in marketing, leadership and innovation.

Confirmed event partners for IITC2018 include Indigenous & Northern Affairs Canada, Parks Canada and Destination Canada. Other event supporters include Tourism Saskatoon, Tourism Saskatchewan , Reconciliation Saskatoon and Saskatoon Tribal Council.

For more information on the 2018 International Indigenous Tourism Conference, check out www.IndigenousTourismConference.com

About the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada
The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) works to improve the socio-economic condition of Indigenous peoples through the provisions of economic development advisory services, tourism conferences, capacity development training and workshops, industry research and information for Indigenous tourism operators and communities within the 13 regions; 10 provinces and three territories of Canada. ITAC develops relationships with other groups and regions with similar mandates, uniting the Indigenous tourism industry in Canada and works to enable collective support, product development, promotion and marketing of authentic Indigenous cultural tourism businesses in a respectful protocol. The ITAC Board is made up of Indigenous tourism industry representatives from each of the provinces and territories. For more information, visit www.IndigenousTourism.ca.

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Media contacts:
Deirdre Campbell, Beattie Tartan: 250-592-3838, 250-882-9199 (cell) or deirdre.campbell@onlybeattie.com

Keith Henry, Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada: 604-639-4408 or keith@indigenoustourism.ca

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