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WestJet Bolsters Support For Indigenous Tourism Alberta

WestJet Bolsters Support For Indigenous Tourism Alberta WestJet has announced an agreement with Indigenous Tourism Alberta (ITA) to bolster support for Indigenous travel and tourism businesses and create meaningful employment opportunities for Indigenous Canadians as the airline grows its global presence. The announcement was commemorated by an... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Indigenous tourism, News, Tourism Organizations

ITAC, Destination Canada Partner With Signature

ITAC, Destination Canada Partner With Signature The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) and Destination Canada have announced a new partnership with Signature Travel Network -- a member-owned travel cooperative that includes 277 member agencies with more than 600 retail locations around the world. Collectively, Signature members... more ›
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TTC Tour Brands Strengthen Indigenous Tourism Support

TTC Tour Brands Strengthen Indigenous Tourism Support TTC Tour Brands is prioritizing partnering with indigenous organizations, guides and reservations to support the preservation of their native lands, traditions and cultures. Global tour operators, Trafalgar, Contiki, Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold have introduced new travel... more ›
Posted in Indigenous tourism, News, Responsible Travel, Tour Operators

EU Marks Day Of The World’s Indigenous Peoples

EU Marks Day Of The World’s Indigenous Peoples On the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (Aug. 9), the EU stands in solidarity with the more than 476 million indigenous peoples worldwide -- whether the San and the Khoekhoe peoples in South Africa, the Aymara in the Andean Mountain Range, the Maori of New Zealand, the... more ›
Posted in Indigenous tourism, Tourism Organizations

A Diversity Of Experiences

A Conversation With Indigenous Tourism Alberta’s Mackenzie Brown

A Diversity Of Experiences “I believe tourism plays a vital role in truth and reconciliation,” observes Indigenous Tourism Alberta’s director of development, Mackenzie Brown, before continuing: “Tourism experiences are an approachable and interactive way for people to learn about our cultures and history. It... more ›
Posted in Canada, Indigenous tourism, News, Tourism Organizations, West

YVR, ITBC Team Up On Initiative

Indigenous Tourism Training Grant Recipients Announced

YVR, ITBC Team Up On Initiative Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) and YVR have announced the award of Indigenous Tourism Training Grants to two YVR partners, Salmon ‘n’ Bannock On The Fly and Musqueam Art Store. The announcement comes during National Indigenous Peoples Month – a time to celebrate all Indigenous... more ›
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Indigenous Tourism Leading The Way In Alberta

Indigenous Tourism Leading The Way In Alberta Alberta’s Indigenous tourism industry is set to highlight why it’s poised to lead the way in economic growth for the province during National Tourism Week which runs from May 29 to June 4, 2022. Shae Bird, CEO of Indigenous Tourism Alberta, said that: “There is still a lot of work to... more ›
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Métis Memories

Making History, Culture Come To Life Across The West

Métis Memories Sometimes lost in the history of Canadian Indigenous and Inuit nations are the stories of the Métis, whose presence was established only after the French and Scottish colonizers had come to these shores. That was in the 1700s, after the European pioneers had established business... more ›
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New Support For Indigenous Tourism In Budget 2022

New Support For Indigenous Tourism In Budget 2022 In last week’s federal budget, the government committed $24.8 million over two years to support Indigenous tourism. The funding will support the creation of a new Indigenous Tourism Fund and provide $4.8M to support ITAC’s operations, which continue to help the Indigenous tourism... more ›
Posted in Canada, COVID-19, Indigenous tourism, News

The Road Back

New Projections Point To Brighter Days For Indigenous Tourism

The Road Back An overall theme of “Build Back Better” was a guiding priority at the recent National Indigenous Tourism Conference in Calgary, as attendees come to grips with post-pandemic business conditions, reports Ted Davis in the latest issue of Canadian Travel Press. The conference was... more ›
Posted in Canada, COVID-19, Events, Indigenous tourism, News, Trends & Research, West
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