Peak Season Preparation

Pre-Booking Tips and Customer Engagement In Alberta, the tourism peak season typically starts during the summer months. As we gear up for peak season, there are some important things you need to do to get ready. ITA is excited to launch development blogs to help support member businesses moving forward.
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Indigenous Tourism Startup Workshop

Developed in partnership with the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada and the Government of Alberta, the Indigenous Tourism Startup Workshop will take participants through the steps of becoming an Indigenous Tourism Entrepreneur! This workshop is designed with questions and activities for you in regard to working in the Indigenous…
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Amy Willier Memorial Artisan Grant

Amy Willier was an influential Cree entrepreneur, artisan and advocate for Indigenous art, and a co-owner of Moonstone Creation which has been a valued and active member of ITA since its creation. In Amy’s memory, this grant was created to support Indigenous artisan businesses in Alberta. This grant is…
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Indigenous Tourism Alberta Marketing Microgrant

Indigenous Tourism Alberta is excited to be launching the ITA Marketing Microgrant program for Market or Export Ready Indigenous Tourism Businesses in Alberta. This grant will provide Indigenous Tourism businesses with $4000 for marketing development and activities. Marketing development can include but is not limited to, website enhancements, marketing & sales planning,…
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Funding for Entrepreneurs and Communities

I’m a small Indigenous tourism business and I need financial support: Business Development Bank of CanadaInnovation Science and Economic DevelopmentDepartment of Finance list of all federal support updated dailyGlobal Affairs (Exports)Support for Indigenous BusinessesCOVID-19 Supports for your BusinessRelief Measures For Indigenous BusinessesSupport…
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ITA Webinar- National Guidelines

In this webinar, learn about market preparedness in Indigenous Tourism and the National Standards for Tourism Businesses.
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ITA Webinar- Tips for Artisans

Join ITA on a webinar on best tips for Artisans! Learn about receipts making, selling online, shipping, packaging and more.
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ITA Webinar- Preparing for the Holiday Season

Join ITA to learn about how to prepare for the upcoming holiday season to keep the momentum going into the New Year!…
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Cultural Tourism Pathway

ITA is excited to announce the launch of our new Indigenous Cultural Tourism Pathway. This new grassroots training program for community tourism development is set to begin in January 2021. ITA is seeking First Nations community members to create small, dedicated teams to set the direction for grassroots tourism development…
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ITA Webinar: Working With the Travel Trade

October 29th Working with the Travel Trade can help grow your business to national and international markets. Join Indigenous Tourism Alberta’s special guest for this webinar to learn more about the Travel Trade and the process of how to expand your Tourism business to national and international markets.
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COVID-19 resources for Indigenous tourism industry members and communities

Indigenous Tourism Alberta’s number one concern is the well-being of our members across the province. To support all ITA members with the most up to date information regarding industry support and funding. Due to the breadth of information available, we have put together a COVID-19 resource blog post to offer…
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ITA Webinar: Creating Meaningful Relationships

September 24 – Creating Meaningful Relationships Creating partnerships in tourism can be an amazing way to create unique experiences, lower competition and double the reach to audiences. In this webinar, Indigenous Tourism Alberta will take you the process of creating meaningful partnerships with Indigenous tourism operators for the benefit of…
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ITA Webinar – Online Booking Platforms

Being able to book online increases your chances of having visitors plan and book your experience easily. There are many types of booking platforms. In this webinar, Indigenous Tourism Alberta will take you through what booking platforms are, what kinds are available, and the steps to take to get started!…
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ITA Webinar – Creating a Tourism Website

A good tourism website looks a bit different from a regular business website. In this webinar, Indigenous Tourism Alberta will show you what a good tourism website should look like and include in order to drive more visitors to your tourism destination. When: Thursday, August 27 @ 11 AM mstWhat: ITA…
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2020 Virtual Summit

Indigenous Tourism Alberta is proud to present the ITA Virtual Summit. After two successful on location Roadshow Summits in Edmonton and Calgary, ITA is hosting a Virtual Summit for those who could not attend in person. This exciting new format starts on November 3rd, 2020, with an interactive networking…
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Webinar: ITA 101

Join us for this Industry Webinar on Thursday, August 6@ 11 AM MST. Incorporated in 2018 as a not-for-profit member-based society, Indigenous Tourism Alberta (ITA) provides leadership in the development and marketing of authentic Indigenous tourism experiences through innovative partnerships. This webinar will take you through ITA as an organization and how…
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Webinar: Tourism during COVID-19 – Building Virtual Experiences

Expert panelists Sebastien Desnoyers-Picard, Director of Marketing at the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada; Shae Bird, Executive Director at Indigenous Tourism Alberta; and Robin Tapley, CESO Advisor and Director of Tapley’s Nature Trails, discuss building virtual experiences in tourism across Canada. For more information: CESOTourism Association of Canada…
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Webinar: Financial Planning for Indigenous Tourism Businesses

Tourism is a unique industry. In Alberta, there is quite a seasonality factor. Join Indigenous Tourism Alberta and partner Business Link for a webinar on how to create a financial plan to carry your business through the off-season and prepare you for the unexpected.  …
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Webinar: Marketing your Business in a Cost-effective Way

There are effective ways to market your business without spending a fortune in doing so. Join Indigenous Tourism Alberta on some tips toward cost-effective marketing strategies.
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Webinar: Tourism Restart

Are you re-opening your tourism business and don’t know where to start? Join Indigenous Tourism Alberta for this educational webinar on restarting strategically. We will go through general tips, as well as some information on shifting your marketing to attract domestic travellers within Alberta.
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Post COVID-19 re-opening: general tips and best practices

This webinar will guide tourism business operators who are re-opening through health and safety best practices. The information provided is based off of the recommendations from Alberta Health Services. We have also compiled a list of resources for general tips and best practices for operating your business during COVID-19. This…
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How to shift your social media strategy

As the world changes daily, we want to empower our indigenous tourism partners across Alberta to stay strong by pivoting. Social Media will continue to grow as an influential channel in the weeks and months to come. Indigenous Tourism Alberta suggests some minor tweaks to your current strategy in…
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Indigenous Tourism Alberta presents 2nd Annual Indigenous Tourism Summit

Indigenous Tourism Alberta has postponed this event – please see here for more details. Indigenous Tourism Alberta is proud to present their second Annual Indigenous Tourism Summit hosted at The Grey Eagle Casino Resort & Casino on Tsuut’ina First Nation on Treaty 7 territory…
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