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    New Fund to Grow Indigenous Tourism

      The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) and tourism leaders from Westjet, Airbnb and Rocky Mountaineer, have launched the Indigenous Tourism Destination Fund (ITDF). The ITDF is expected to be a game changer for Indigenous tourism in Canada — both as a way to invest in the continued growth of the industry and as a model for the development of Indigenous tourism, Indigenous communities and entrepreneurs worldwide. It will also bring ITAC one step closer to its ambitious goal…

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    MOU For Indigenous Tourism Growth

      The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) has renewed a three-year contribution agreement with Parks Canada with the goal of enhancing and growing authentic Indigenous experiences in regions across the country. The contribution agreement continues to build on a Memorandum of Understanding signed with Parks Canada in 2016 and renewed in 2022. The three-year agreement provides a framework for the growth of Indigenous tourism at Parks Canada administered places through the development, support, and marketing of authentic Indigenous tourism…

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    ITAC Partners With Signature Travel

      The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) and Destination Canada have formed a new partnership with Signature Travel Network. Signature Travel Network is a member-owned travel cooperative, and today, includes 277 member agencies with more than 600 retail locations around the world. Collectively, Signature members generate more than $11 billion in annual travel sales. This agreement represents the first global partnership between an Indigenous organization and Signature Travel Network. “Moving Indigenous businesses into the international spotlight through the Signature…

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    ITAC Appoints Two New Managers

      The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) has announced the appointment of Tamara Littlelight as the sales and travel trade manager and Yvette Rasmussen in the position of program manager Toronto Metro University. Both new appointees will support ITAC and the Indigenous tourism industry build back better in the recovery from the pandemic. “We’re so excited to welcome two new faces to ITAC,” said Keith Henry, president and CEO of the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada. “There’s no doubt…

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