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ITA attends the International Indigenous Tourism Conference in Saskatoon - October 31, 2018

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October 30, 2018, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

The ITA Executive Director and Board of Directors attended the two-day conference participating in panel discussions and marketing breakout sessions. The conference, hosted by the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada, had a theme of “The Indigenous Tourism Economy: Learning Together and Sharing Our Stories.” Over 500 delegates took part in panel discussions, breakout sessions, keynote presentations and local cultural experiences. Delegates from across the Canadian tourism industry, First Nations, Inuit, and Metis communities, as well as representatives from global Indigenous tourism organizations discussed Indigenous tourism topics, barriers, opportunities and trends across Canada and the world.

The International Indigenous Tourism Conference (IITC) is an annual conference bringing together people interested and invested in creating and contributing towards the Indigenous tourism industry. This year, Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) was proud to host the 7th IITC in Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis, at TCU Place in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on October 30 and 31, 2018.

The 2017 IITC in Calgary, Alberta exceeded expectations with sold out success and brought together Indigenous tourism operators from across Canada and around the world for three days of sharing best practices and networking. Over 500 delegates participated in panel discussions, breakout sessions, keynote presentations and local cultural experiences.