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ITAC Named Official Host Of RVC+ 2021

The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada – in partnership with Destination Canada (DC) and the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) – will be the official host of the Rendez-vous Canada+ (RVC+) 2021 Event, set to take place from May 17 to May 20, 2021.

For the past five years, ITAC has been working with its members and partners to offer an Indigenous pavilion during the RVC trade show, helping export-ready Indigenous tourism operators shine in the international tourism landscape and demonstrating the richness of Indigenous culture across the country.

This year, due to health regulations, the event will be virtual but ITAC maintains a space dedicated for Indigenous experiences in Canada.

Keith Henry, ITAC’s President and CEO, said: “As the national Indigenous tourism organization, we are honoured to create a space to help export-ready Indigenous tourism businesses in Canada connect with international travel professionals, proudly showcasing the diversity and richness of Indigenous experience in Canada.”

Henry continued: “ITAC is pleased to be a part of helping Indigenous tourism businesses in Canada grow to meet the demand from international visitors as well as recover and build resiliency from the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

As the official host of the event, ITAC will display Indigenous artwork in the virtual hall, showcase images of beautiful Indigenous tourism destinations, and will also launch its new inspirational video giving delegates the opportunity to discover the many incredible Indigenous experiences across the country.

ITAC unites 45 Indigenous businesses and regional Indigenous tourism associations during the three-day event.

Those attending include:

  • Grey Eagle Resort and Casino, AB
  • Indigenous Tourism Alberta, AB
  • Mahikan Trails, AB
  • Metis Crossing, AB
  • Transformation Fine Art (Nunavut Development Corporation’s Inuit art), AB
  • Warriors Women, AB
  • Painted Warrior, AB
  • Stoney Nakoda Resort & Casino, AB
  • Knight Inlet Lodge, BC
  • Coastal Rainforest Safaris, BC
  • Explore Canada, BC
  • Haida Tourism, BC
  • Homalco Wildlife and Cultural Tours, BC
  • Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada, BC
  • Indigenous Tourism BC, BC
  • Klahoose Wilderness Resort, BC
  • Moccasin Trails, BC
  • Sea Wolf Adventures, BC
  • Skwachays Lodge and Gallery, BC
  • Spirit Bear Lodge, BC
  • Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, BC
  • Indigeno Travel, MB
  • Manitoba Indigenous, MB
  • Metepenagiag Heritage Park, NB
  • Redbank Lodge, NB
  • Alexis Hotel, NFL
  • ShaMaSha, NFL
  • Wild Gros Morne Outdoor Experiences, NFL
  • Arctic Bay Adventures, NU
  • Aurora Village, NWT
  • North Star Adventures, NWT
  • Tundra North Tours, NWT
  • Frontier Lodge – Gateway to Thaidene Nëné, NWT
  • Indigenous Experiences, ON
  • Ritchie Falls Resort, ON
  • Wikwemikong Tourism, ON
  • Moose Cree First Nation, ON
  • Indigenous Tourism Quebec, QC
  • Inuit Adventures, QC
  • Kahnawake Tourism, QC
  • Nunavik Tourism, QC
  • Site Traditional Huron, QC
  • Voyages Eeyou Istchee Baie-James, QC
  • Wendake Tourism & Hôtel-Musée Premières Nation, QC
  • Whitehorse Who What Where Tours, YK
  • Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism Association, YK

For more on ITAC, go to https://indigenoustourism.ca/corporate/

Additional information on RVC+ 2021 is available at https://www.rendezvouscanada.ca/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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