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Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada receives $16 Million in stimulus grant funding to support Indigenous tourism

COAST SALISH TERRITORY (Vancouver, BC) – The Federal Government of Canada announced today they will spend a further $133 million on helping Indigenous businesses suffering the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, of which $16 million is being allocated in support of Indigenous businesses in the tourism sector. Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) will […]

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 2020110 Views

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Tourism vs. virus anxiety: Nuu-Chah-Nulth council resists opening to visitors – Times Colonist

June 11, 2020 B.C. Premier John Horgan says there will be an impasse if B.C.’s plan to reopen domestic tourism province-wide is met with plans to close communities. On Tuesday, the Nuu-Chah-Nulth Tribal Council, representing 14 First Nations along 300 kilometres of west Vancouver Island coast, voted unanimously to restrict non-essential entry to its lands […]

by ahnationtalk on June 11, 2020128 Views

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Ucluelet’s Wild Pacific Trail ventures online to inspire self-isolators – Westerly News

Jun. 4, 2020 “Because of COVID-19, we could not do in-person naturalist programs.” With COVID-19 keeping tourists away from the West Coast so far this year, the Wild Pacific Trail Society is bringing Ucluelet’s outdoors to them through a series of popular videos showcasing and interpreting the trail’s many wonders. “Because of COVID-19, we could […]

by ahnationtalk on June 4, 2020119 Views

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Destination Canada’s unprecedented partnership with the Provinces gives Canadian communities the lift they need

VANCOUVER, May 31, 2020  – To mark national tourism week, Destination Canada – the country’s national tourism marketing organization, announced a new partnership with the provinces and territories to deliver locally led marketing programs encouraging Canadians to discover their own back yard. Over the next 18 months, Destination Canada will invest $30 million with Provincial […]

by ahnationtalk on June 1, 2020131 Views

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ITBC’s Emergency Relief Fund Aids 71 Indigenous Tourism Businesses

Coast Salish Territories / Vancouver, BC (April 30, 2020): Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) is releasing $300,000 in financial support for tourism businesses through the Emergency Relief Fund, a program that offers immediate finances to Indigenous businesses impacted by the global pandemic. A non-profit organization committed to growing and promoting a sustainable, culturally-rich Indigenous tourism industry, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 5, 202064 Views

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Indigenous Businesses Receive $306.8 Million Federal Stimulus Funding Package In Response to COVID-19

COAST SALISH TERRITORY (Vancouver, BC) – The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) is pleased to announce that the federal government is committing $306.8 million dollars in stimulus funding to support the 6000 small-medium Indigenous businesses across the country flowing through 59 different Aboriginal financial institutions in Canada. Of these, more than 30%, or 1875, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 202095 Views

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Canada’s Indigenous tourism operators call for more accessible federal assistance amid COVID-19 pandemic – The Globe and Mail

Moccasin Trails’ Business Achievement Award must seem like ancient history to co-owners Greg Hopf and Frank Antoine. Part of the fastest-growing segment of the Canadian travel industry, the two-year-old small business was earning more than $15,000 a month when it won the All Nations Trust Co.’s 2019 Tourism Award for its guided canoe trips through […]

by ahnationtalk on April 14, 2020113 Views

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Indigenous tourism being ignored by federal government, B.C. operators say – Vancouver Sun

As the COVID-19 pandemic forces remote British Columbia communities to close their borders to outsiders, Indigenous tourism companies along the coast say the federal government is leaving them behind. Tours for Haida Gwaii are normally booked well in advance due to high demand and the quota system placed on the area. The remoteness of the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 13, 2020102 Views

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Keith Henry: Indigenous tourism industry needs immediate federal stimulus – Vancouver Sun

Do we want Canada to protect Indigenous tourism? This is the question that keeps me up every night since Canada has come to realize the dramatic impacts of COVID-19. We know the importance of the measures being taken to prevent the virus from spreading, especially throughout our vulnerable Indigenous communities across Canada. However, I worry […]

by ahnationtalk on April 2, 202084 Views

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Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada Launches Stimulus Fund In Response to COVID-19

COAST SALISH TERRITORY (Vancouver, BC) – March 27, 2020 – The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) recognizes that during these uncertain times, its shared singular focus for 2020-2021 must be on COVID-19 recovery and preparing for future tourism seasons. Because of this, ITAC has created the COVID-19 Development Stimulus Fund, dedicated to addressing the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 202086 Views

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