AtBC is pleased to provide their final program and financial reporting for all training, product development and marketing activities invested in during this past fiscal year. AtBC has adopted a new annual reporting template for stakeholders to review that summarizes deliverables in terms of key performance indicators. The AtBC 2012-2013 audited financial statements will be out in July.
ATMC is very excited to launch the new “Aboriginal Cultural Experiences – National Guidelines” which will assist Aboriginal economic development offices, Aboriginal capital funding agencies, industry partners, and existing Aboriginal cultural tourism businesses better understand and strive for market ready or export ready standards.
Paula Amos, AtBC Marketing Manager attended Canada’s Media Marketplace on April 15-17, 2013. This is Canada’s biggest media event focused on the USA media.
The Aboriginal Tourism Association of BC (AtBC) wrapped up the second annual National Aboriginal Tourism Opportunities Conference, which took place April 3-4, by recognizing its stakeholders and supporters at the 2013 AtBC Industry Awards.
The Province of British Columbia has provided $1 million to support the growth of Aboriginal tourism in B.C.
Aboriginal Tourism BC’s ‘Our Story. Your Experience.’ marketing campaign has won a gold WorldMediaFestival Tourism Award.
Aboriginal Experiences in BC highlighted with new stand-alone Tariff Launched by Canadian Travel Design and Aboriginal Tourism BC
50+ individuals from First Nation Communities, Entrepreneurs, Businesses, Students, Destination Marketing Organizations, Colleges, Universities, and Leaders joined the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council & Partners, including AtBC, at the Kamloops Convention Centre February 28th and March 1st.
Fourth Season of Klahowya Village Will Feature Story of the Spirit Bear, New Interactive Displays, Group Tours
The AtBC Industry Awards will be held during the National Aboriginal Tourism Opportunities Conference (NATOC), April 4th, 2013 in Osoyoos, BC.
Canada’s West Marketplace continues to be an important show for AtBC and provides excellent opportunities to market Aboriginal tourism and market-ready AtBC Stakeholders.
“This was another important conference for AtBC and our tourism businesses. The conference provided an opportunity to showcase Aboriginal cultural tourism experiences in British Columbia and encourage future visitation.” said AtBC CEO Keith Henry.
Aboriginal Tourism BC’s (AtBC) annual Stakeholder Forum and AGM showcased its significant development in marketing and product development to businesses and dignitaries, and elected five officials to its board.
Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre and Xat’sull Heritage Village receive Host 2012 BC Tourism & Hospitality Award
Premier Christy Clark announced the launch of Destination BC , which will be a new tourism marketing crown corporation. Destination BC will be operational by April 1, 2013. There will be 9 private sector directors from a skill based background. The directors will be appointed by the Minister vetted by two groups; the Tourism Association of BC and the Ministers Advisory Council.
This report highlights key performance outcomes and strategic actions associated with AtBC’s activities during this period (2006-2011) and suggest prospects for the future.
AtBC provided information for AtBC stakeholders to consider a board member application at the 2012 AtBC Annual General Meeting (AGM) being held Thursday, November 8th, 2012 in Vancouver, BC.
One of the key marketing initiatives has been the Klahowya Village in Stanley Park and this past summer marked the third year of this AtBC initiative.
AtBC is pleased to provide stakeholders a copy of the AtBC 2012-2013 Progress Report April – September.
This past week AtBC was represented by CEO Keith Henry to attend for the first time the Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS) held in Lucerne, Switzerland. This event is hosted by Adventure Travel Tourism Association (ATTA) and this was their ninth (9th) annual event. ATTA is a membership based global network of tourism industry members represented from over 60 countries. The event was attended by over 600 delegates from the ATTA membership.
AtBC Board elections will be held on November 8th, 2012 at the Vancouver Coastal Coal Harbour Hotel. Nominations are due Wednesday October 31 4:30PM. AtBC is providing information for AtBC stakeholders who are considering a Board Member application.
The Cultural Authenticity Award recognizes an Aboriginal tourism businessperson or business that has demonstrated a commitment to ensuring cultural authenticity in business activities.
Vancity is actively promoting Klahowya Village via its website and its 56 branches are featuring Klahowya Village on digital signage.
We at first completely underestimated the scope of the damage,” said Keith Henry, CEO of the Aboriginal Tourism Association of BC (AtBC) that produces Klahowya Village in Stanley Park every year. “Initially focused on clean-°©‐up and moving on from this despicable act of destruction, we just now fully understand the damage that was caused. Our artists used the building for storage of products, artwork and their tools. Our conservative estimate is that it will take a minimum of $40,000 to replace what was lost. This is devastating to the artists financially but also creatively.