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 ›
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 ›
A Conversation With Indigenous Tourism Alberta’s Mackenzie Brown
“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 ›
Indigenous Tourism Training Grant Recipients Announced
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 ›
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 ›
Making History, Culture Come To Life Across The West
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 ›
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 ›
New Projections Point To Brighter Days For Indigenous Tourism
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 ›
The Honourable Helena Jaczek, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) announced a total investment of $68.5 million through the Tourism Relief Fund for Indigenous Tourism Ontario and 11 Regional Tourism Organizations (RTOs)... more ›
ITAC Concludes Historic Meeting With Pope Francis
The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) supported the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) on March 31 by closing their week-long historic meeting with Pope Francis, head of the Catholic Church, with a powerful dance performance, and a strong message regarding the role of tourism and... more ›