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BC Government: Attractions get support to anchor their communities

RICHMOND – More than 80 anchor attractions and tour bus operators in B.C. will receive direct support for their recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Today is an exciting day for our major anchor attractions that, because of the restrictions that have been in place throughout the pandemic, made sacrifices to keep us […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 20215 Views

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$50M From Tourism Relief Fund To Indigenous Tourism Projects – Business Examiner

July 14, 2021 BRITISH COLUMBIA – The Federal Government of Canada announced the investment of a minimum of $50M from the Tourism Relief Fund (TRF) in Indigenous tourism projects. The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) is very pleased with this renewed commitment from the government to support the recovery of the Indigenous tourism industry across the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 14, 20217 Views

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Tourism Sector Restart Phase 3 Toolkit

We are happy to share with you the updated version of the re-opening toolkit for tourism operators. We are all excited to have reached the point of encouraging British Columbians and our fellow Canadians to #exploreBCnow. This toolkit is designed as a guide for operators for Step 3, which starts July 1 and will run […]

by ahnationtalk on July 2, 202119 Views

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Joint statement encouraging British Columbians to travel

June 30, 2021 Joint statement encouraging British Columbians to travel VICTORIA – Melanie Mark, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport; Brenda Baptiste, chair, Indigenous Tourism BC; Walt Judas, CEO, Tourism Industry Association of BC; Ingrid Jarrett, president and CEO, BC Hotel Association; Anthony Everett, chair, BC Regional Tourism Secretariat; and Richard Porges, interim president […]

by ahnationtalk on June 30, 202192 Views

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Indigenous Tourism BC Releases Labour Market Research, Indigenous Tourism Labour Strategy and a Guide to Wise HR Practices

Research shows significant growth in BC’s Indigenous tourism industry Vancouver, B.C. (June 29, 2021) – Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) releases “Indigenous Tourism Labour Market Research: Roots to a Future Research Findings 2020-21”, the “BC Indigenous Tourism Strategic Plan,” and “Wise Ways: A Guide of Smart Practices to Attracting and Retaining Indigenous Talent.” This project launched […]

by ahnationtalk on June 29, 202112 Views

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StrongerBC supports Indigenous tourism businesses through pandemic recovery

June 24, 2021 VICTORIA – Indigenous tourism businesses in B.C. have received over $28 million for 60 projects to support recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Indigenous tourism is one of the fastest-growing segments in B.C. tourism because it provides opportunities to share Indigenous cultures and experience communities in a new way,” said Melanie Mark, Minister of […]

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 202119 Views

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Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture, and Sport Supports Indigenous Tourism Businesses Through Recovery

$5 million in non-payable relief grants delivered to 140 Indigenous tourism operators across the province through BC Indigenous Tourism Recovery Fund Coast Salish Territories / Vancouver, BC: Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC), in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture, and Sport, has delivered $5 million through the BC Indigenous Tourism Recovery Fund to support […]

by ahnationtalk on June 8, 202115 Views

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BC Government: Supporting Indigenous tourism businesses through recovery

VANCOUVER – Throughout the province, 140 Indigenous tourism businesses have received grants to mitigate the impacts of the pandemic. “Indigenous tourism was the fastest growing segment of B.C.’s tourism industry before the pandemic, and we’re determined to maintain this momentum,” said Melanie Mark, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport. “These grants are demonstrating reconciliation […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 202122 Views

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Indigenous Tourism Association welcomes B.C.’s attraction grants despite indirect benefits – News 1130

May 18, 2021 VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) — The Indigenous Tourism Association of BC is welcoming the provinces offer to provide up to $1-million grants to help “anchor” attractions and tour bus operators surviving the pandemic — even if the program won’t directly impact the association. Chair, Brenda Baptiste, says these attractions are key to bringing […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 202126 Views

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Tourism development in the Chilcotin grows with StrongerBC investment

May 4, 2021 SECWÉPEMC TERRITORY – WILLIAMS LAKE – Six new destination and tourism infrastructure developments are underway in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast tourism region with support from the Province. “We know recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic for businesses and people in the tourism sector are critically important. This fund creates new tourism infrastructure, which […]

by ahnationtalk on May 4, 2021126 Views

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