The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) in partnership with Travel Manitoba, hosted a series of five Indigenous tourism industry engagement forums across Manitoba from October to November, 2017. The forums included First Nation communities, regional Metis associations and Indigenous tourism entrepreneurs and businesses, as well as economic development organizations and partners who will support the growth of Indigenous tourism.
ITAC and Travel Manitoba signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a commitment to grow Manitoba’s Indigenous Tourism sector on September 25th, 2017. The MOU Work Plan lists partnership activities aligned with ITAC’s Five-Year Strategy pillars. As part of building leadership capacity, the work plan outlines “hosting regional industry engagement sessions” as an important first step to Indigenous tourism development in Manitoba.
Funding support for this priority in the MOU Work Plan was provided by Indigenous and Northern Affairs – Manitoba Regional Office, Travel Manitoba and ITAC.
ITAC is pleased to share the following report summarizing the Regional Tourism Engagement Sessions, hosted in partnership with Travel Manitoba from October to November, 2017.