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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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ITBC COVID-19 Advisory – Updated March 16, 5pm

March 16, 2020 How ITBC supports the Indigenous tourism industry during COVID-19 COVID-19 is having a major impact on all our tourism partners.  ITBC alongside Destination BC, and all the other Destination Marketing Organizations in the province are in constant communication, sharing solutions on how best to support our Indigenous tourism Stakeholders during this uncertain […]

by ahnationtalk on March 17, 202094 Views

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B.C. communities to benefit from Indigenous tourism investments

March 5, 2020 VICTORIA – People who work in the Indigenous tourism sector and communities throughout B.C. will benefit from $4 million to create new opportunities for tourism development. “Indigenous tourism offers a unique experience that allows Indigenous communities to welcome people to their land and tell their stories the way they want them to […]

by ahnationtalk on March 6, 2020149 Views

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Indigenous Tourism BC Launches Immersive Travel App

March 5, 2020, Coast Salish Territories (Vancouver, BC): This week Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) proudly announced the launch of the Indigenous BC mobile app, an interactive trip planning and educational resource that immerses travellers in the cultures, traditions and raw beauty of BC’s diverse Indigenous territories. Indigenous communities have shared their cultures, knowledge and languages through […]

by ahnationtalk on March 5, 2020161 Views

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ITBC Appoints Tewanee Joseph as the Interim Chief Governance and Partnership Officer

March 2, 2020, Coast Salish Territories (Vancouver, BC): Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Tewanee Joseph as intermin Chief Governance and Partnership Officer. In this role Joseph will work closely with the House of Tyee (Board of Directors) to guide governance and policy on matters related to governance within Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on March 4, 2020111 Views

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Canada experiences third consecutive record-breaking year for tourism in 2019

Today, Destination Canada – Canada’s national marketing organization, recognized a third consecutive record-breaking year with 22.1 million travellers to Canada in 2019 according to Statistics Canada. Tourism plays a significant role in the national economy, generating an estimated $104.9 billion in tourism expenditures in 2019, supporting approximately 1 in 10 jobs in communities across Canada […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 2020130 Views

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Developing the Indigenous Workforce – Join us at the Community Forums – Indigenous Tourism Association of BC

February 13, 2020 Open Doors for Indigenous People interested in Tourism Wed, Feb 19 – in Cranbrook at Ktunaxa Govt Building Gym Wed, Feb 26 – in Nanaimo at Coast Bastion Hotel Wed, Mar 11 – in Kelowna – TBD Wed, Apr 1 – in Chilliwack – TBD Wed, Apr 22 – in Williams Lake […]

by ahnationtalk on February 13, 2020113 Views

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Indigenous Tourism Association of BC: Labour Market Research Project Sets Strategy to Strengthen Indigenous Employment and Training in Tourism Industry in BC

February 12, 2020 Coast Salish Territories: In November 2019, the BC Government announced funding for the Indigenous Tourism BC labour market project. This two-stage initiative will result in a new strategy setting the path to strengthen Indigenous tourism in British Columbia. Indigenous communities, Indigenous tourism businesses and those who support Indigenous employment in the tourism […]

by ahnationtalk on February 13, 202092 Views

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City provides grant to Snuneymuxw First Nation to assist Saysutshun ferry

February 6, 2020 Nanaimo’s City Council has approved and awarded Snuneymuxw First Nation (SFN) with grant funding to support SFN’s planning and management of Saysutshun (Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park). Council has authorized a grant in the amount of $150,000 for the 2019 and 2020 operating years to support and enhance the Saysutshun Ferry Service. […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 202093 Views

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Tourism VI follow new path to increase First Nations-related visits to Nanaimo – Nanaimo News NOW

NANAIMO – In an effort to advance reconciliation and tourism for local First Nations the island’s first Indigenous Tourism Specialist has been hired. VIU graduate Jolleen Dick is a member of the Hupacasath First Nation and becomes the fourth person to take on this role in the province. She has been tasked with building networks […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 2020103 Views

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