PAITC will focus on the international opportunity for engagement and sharing by all peoples who have an interest in promoting, implementing and celebrating achievements in fostering Indigenous self-determination through participation in tourism.
AtBC is pleased to announce that Paula Amos, Director, Partnerships & Corporate Initiatives, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Tourism Industry Association of BC (TIABC).
The event reunites more than 1,500 international tourism professionals gathered over four days for a series of 12-minute appointments to promote and discover unique Canadian tourism experiences.
AtBC has a new theme launching in May to encourage visitors who are planning a vacation to British Columbia to also include Aboriginal tourism experiences.
The Federal Government has announced an investment of $1,500,000 for the Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia (AtBC) to grow and develop the Aboriginal cultural tourism industry in BC.
BC Aboriginal tourism marketers have drawn interest from international counterparts who increasingly pay to have BC representatives visit their countries to share knowledge.
AtBC is sending out a Call for Artists for the Aboriginal Cultural Festival's Authentic Indigenous Arts Marketplace. The Aboriginal Cultural Festival will be taking place from June 19-21 at the Royal BC Museum Plaza in Victoria, BC.
Since its launch one year ago, Aboriginal Travel Services (ATS) has been helping to fill an identified gap within the province’s expanding Aboriginal economy.
AtBC will not be moving forward with activating Klahowya Village in 2015. For the past five summers AtBC has lead the activation of an authentic cultural experience to showcase Aboriginal tourism products throughout BC.
AtBC is pleased to welcome Walters Cove Resort, our latest Marketing Stakeholder. Walters Cove Resort is an internationally renowned fishing destination known for its incomparable hospitality, luxurious setting, and high intensity fishing.
PAITC 2015 will take place in Vancouver from September 12-14 and will focus on the positive implementation of the principles of Indigenous rights set forth in the Larrakia Declaration.
AtBC and Lheidli T’enneh, Official Host First Nation, today signed a Statement of Cooperation to formalize their working relationship during the upcoming 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George, BC.
AtBC is pleased to announce the Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada’s (ATAC) Call for Applications for eligible Stakeholders to apply for a new marketing initiative entitled Rendez-vous Canada Partners Program.
AtBC is pleased to welcome Haida Style Expeditions, the only Haida-owned and operated cultural ecotourism company operating on Haida Gwaii.
The World Indigenous Tourism Alliance (WINTA) and Aboriginal Tourism British Columbia (AtBC) will host the second Pacific Asia Indigenous Tourism Conference (PAITC) in Vancouver from Sept. 12-14.
Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia (AtBC) stakeholders attended the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Stakeholder Forum at the Quaaout Resort near Chase, BC and on the Little Shuswap First Nation’s community.
The Travel Media Association of Canada (TMAC) hosted their development retreat in Whistler with a culinary focus on November 7, 2014 - the theme of the event was Food for Thought.
AtBC representatives attended Showcase Canada in China, an annual marketing event hosted by the Canadian Tourism Commission.
The Authentic Indigenous Arts initiative will provide a simple way to clearly identify authentic Indigenous art and protection of the art as well as the artists and give clear information to the purchaser.
Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia (AtBC) board members condemn the actions by an Aboriginal tourism operator in British Columbia, Aboriginal Adventurers Canada and owner Tom Sewid, for the recent actions.
The sixth annual BC Aboriginal Business Awards have been announced by Premier Christy Clark and Keith Mitchell, Chair of the BC Achievement Foundation, the presenting organization of Awards.
Representatives of the former Aboriginal Tourism Marketing Circle, currently transitioning to the Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada (ATAC), attended the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Canadian Council of Tourism Ministers (CCTM) meeting this week in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
The leading high-end, lifestyle Target Magazine organized a crew of journalists, videographers and photographers, as well as two influential VIP guests to join their journey through British Columbia while discovering Aboriginal culture.
On August 18th, Mark Strahl, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development announced that the Harper Government is assisting Aboriginal tourism companies in British Columbia capitalize on increased visitor demand for authentic Aboriginal cultural experiences.
AtBC has been working with Destination BC to attract the affluent Chinese traveller to British Columbia and to our Aboriginal cultural tourism experiences.
The Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia (AtBC) board, staff and stakeholders offer our most deepest condolences to the family and friends of former AtBC board member Julie Baker.
After three days of dancing, singing, artisans at work, food and food demonstrations, the Aboriginal Cultural Festival in Victoria, BC closed on Saturday evening with an hour-long celebration of the region’s rich indigenous culture and a promise to return in 2015.
Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia (AtBC) is pleased to provide the final program and financial reporting April 1st, 2013 – March 31st, 2014. The following report outlines achievements for funding provided by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC), Province of British Columbia, and other corporate partners invested to support the “year 2” of the AtBC Five Year Plan entitled “The Next Phase 2012-2017.”
AtBC CEO Keith Henry and Travel Trade Specialist Dana Schoahs represented Aboriginal Tourism BC at the International Luxury Travel Market event held in Shanghai, China.
The main stage for Victoria’s first Aboriginal Cultural Festival will be packed with more than 30 performances, celebrating artists from across British Columbia and starting each day at 11 a.m., June 19 - 21, 2014.
Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia (AtBC), in partnership with Destination BC, hosted the first ever Aboriginal tourism media event last night at the Langham Xintiandi hotel in Shanghai, China.
This week the Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia (AtBC) team is attending the 8th annual International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) Asia show hosted in Shanghai. They are attending the ILTM in partnership with the Canadian Tourism Commission and Destination British Columbia (Destination BC).
The story ‘Journey of the Salmon’ is ready to debut on June 21, 2014 at Klahowya Village in Stanley Park along with interactive displays and customizable group tours.