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AB Government: Growing our tourism industry to diversify our economy

Alberta’s government and Travel Alberta are supporting a strong rebound for the tourism sector as a key contributor to Alberta’s diversification Following two years that saw tourism and tourism-based communities struggle in the province due to the pandemic, Alberta’s tourism industry is experiencing a comeback. To further help tourism-related businesses recover, Alberta’s government changed the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 22, 2022105 Views

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Indigenous tourism gets $1.3 million investment – Yahoo News Canada

March 25, 2022 The federal government has invested $1.3 million to strengthen the Indigenous tourism sector and showcase Alberta as a premiere Indigenous tourism destination in Canada. Out of this amount, $843,000 supports Indigenous Tourism Alberta’s five-year strategy and action plan to assist Alberta’s Indigenous tourism operators adapt to market changes. This includes website modernizations, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 25, 202241 Views

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A lot is riding on Indigenous tourism recovery in Canada – Windspeaker.com

“Our communities are strong. Our people are even stronger. And I want to make sure that we highlight that…” — Sebastien Desnoyers-Picard, ITAC’s chief marketing officer Building Back Better. That was not only the name and prevalent theme at the three-day National Indigenous Tourism Conference, which wrapped up March 10 in Calgary, it was also […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 202239 Views

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Government of Canada makes key investments to boost Tourism in Alberta

From: Prairies Economic Development Canada Over $1.3 million in federal funding will help Indigenous tourism organizations build resiliency, increase safety for visitors and develop new experiences to showcase Alberta as a premier Indigenous tourism destination March 9, 2022 – Calgary, Alberta – Prairies Economic Development Canada As Canadians start making new travel plans, the Government […]

by ahnationtalk on March 9, 202234 Views

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Media advisory: Government of Canada to announce investments in support of Alberta’s Indigenous tourism sector

From: Prairies Economic Development Canada Media advisory March 8, 2022 – Calgary, Alberta – The Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, on behalf of the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister responsible for Prairies Economic Development Canada and Minister responsible for the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, will […]

by ahnationtalk on March 9, 202231 Views

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Indigenous women in Alberta leading the way in tourism industry – Global News

Demand for a newly identified industry has grown exponentially and Indigenous tourism in Alberta is on the rise. According to an Indigenous Tourism Alberta survey, one in two Albertans have booked a cultural experience over the last couple of years. MacKenzie Brown with Indigenous Tourism Alberta (ITA) said it’s been inspiring to see the shift. […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 202240 Views

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Indigenous tourism’s role in reconciliation in Northern Alberta – The Globe and Mail

Needle and thread in hand, I sew two pieces of pink flannel together, my blanket stitch tight and careful. My instructor, Lilyrose Meyers, who describes herself as a traditional art teacher and knowledge keeper, stands watch at the front of the room. “I don’t have two cultures, I have many cultures,” she says, gesturing to […]

by ahnationtalk on February 9, 202244 Views

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Indigenous tourism holds key to Alberta’s post-pandemic recovery, officials say – CBC

Nov 26, 2021 Alberta’s Indigenous tourism industry holding 3rd annual summit this week Alberta’s Indigenous tourism industry has been holding its third annual summit this week. Speaking to an audience of 300 people, chair of the board for Indigenous Tourism Alberta (ITA), Brenda Holder’s key message is focusing on a hopeful future with a strong strategy. “We […]

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 2021195 Views

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Indigenous tourism experiences have an unexpected benefit – helping members of those communities reconnect to their cultures – The Globe and Mail

Thirty years ago, tourists weren’t able to take a Haida-led tour through the mossy remains of an ancient island village or prepare bannock with a Mi’kmaq community on Prince Edward Island. Back then, an Indigenous tourism experience might have simply meant the appearance of for-hire drummers or dancers. But the growing demand for authentic Indigenous-owned […]

by ahnationtalk on November 12, 202167 Views

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Travel Alberta announces several board appointments including board chair and two new members

CALGARY, AB, Oct. 27, 2021  – Travel Alberta is pleased to congratulate three directors on their reappointments to its board of directors, including the redesignation of Linda Southern-Heathcott as chair, along with welcoming two new members to the board team, Ryan Robb and Gail Stepanik-Keber. Ms. Southern-Heathcott was initially appointed to Travel Alberta’s board and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 28, 2021147 Views

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