The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) has released its 2017/18 year-end report showing the continued growth of the Indigenous tourism industry in Canada through the implementation of year two of its five-year strategic plan: The Path Forward.
Highlights from the year include a series of eight new partnership agreements with international, national, provincial, and territorial partners; a sold out International Aboriginal Tourism Conference in Alberta where more than 500 delegates were in attendance; and further strengthening of the relationships with Destination Canada, Tourism HR Canada, and the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC).
This year was a key milestone for the Indigenous tourism sector. As a result of strong advocacy efforts from TIAC and AITC, in 2017 the government announced $8.6 million in funding over four years starting 2017-18 to support the development of Canada’s Aboriginal tourism industry.
We’re very proud of our work with ITAC and we look forward to even better things in the future!