Paul Nursey, CEO of Destination Greater Victoria, speaking at an event which saw Destination Greater Victoria sign a memorandum of understanding with the International Indigenous Tourism Conference. (Photo provided by Beattie Tartan)

Victoria organization supports Indigenous tourism

Sponsorship covers 2019, 2020 and 2121

Destination Greater Victoria and the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada signed a memorandum on Wednesday to sponsor the International Indigenous Tourism Conference for the next three years.

The International Indigenous Tourism Conference (IITC) is a three-day event that explores Indigenous tourism as an economic driver.

“There is enormous potential in Indigenous tourism – both in Greater Victoria and across B.C.,” said Paul Nursey, CEO of Destination Greater Victoria. “Our organization is prioritizing partnerships with Indigenous communities in Greater Victoria and supporting them as they develop their visitor economies.”

The partnership will see IITC give Destination Greater Victoria $1,500 to $5,000 a year for three years. Destination Greater Victoria committed staff resources and expertise to support the marketing and promotion of the IITC.

RELATED: Federal government commits $9.1 million toward UVic Indigenous Law building

The 2019 conference will be held in Kelowna from Nov. 12 to 14 in the traditional territory of the Syilx Nation. The Syilx Nation will partner with the Nlakapamux and Secwepemc Nations, Tourism Kelowna, Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association, and Indigenous Tourism BC for the conference.

“I would like to thank Paul Nursey and the team at Destination Greater Victoria for their sponsorship of the International Indigenous Tourism Conference,” said Keith Henry, president and CEO of the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada. “The conference will create a robust discussion on the future of Indigenous tourism and will allow delegates to share best practices in Indigenous destination development, management and promotion.”

SEE ALSO: Indigenous, two-spirit couple from Alberta wins Amazing Race Canada


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

 

Keith Henry, president and CEO of the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada, speaking at an event which saw Destination Greater Victoria sign a memorandum of understanding with the International Indigenous Tourism Conference. (Photo provided by Beattie Tartan)

Just Posted

UPDATED: Heavy police presence in Victoria had part of Bay Street blocked off

Bay Street east of Quadra Street was blocked off on Saturday

Hundreds of foreign species still washing up on B.C. coast, eight years after tsunami

The Royal BC Museum is home to thousands of samples collected along the west coast of North America

Victoria first Canadian city to join United Nations tree planting challenge

The City of Victoria pledges to plant 5,000 trees by the end of 2020

VIDEO: Grizzly bears fight along northern B.C. highway in rare footage

Cari McGillivray posted the head-turning video, shot near Stewart, B.C., to social media

Handgun crackdown, health spending and transit plans latest campaign promises

Friday was the end of a busy week on the campaign trail

B.C. woman photographs massive ant swarm on Abbotsford driveway

She asked what the ants were doing? The answer: war

Police arrest B.C. phone scammer linked to illegal call centres in India

Person arrested in Burnaby here on a work visa, says police

Air Canada forced girl, 12, to remove hijab: civil rights group

The San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations calling for change

Man from Winnipeg who was hiking alone found dead in Banff National Park

RCMP say the man was hiking alone on Mount Temple Thursday

Resident finds loaded shotgun inside a duffle bag in Kelowna alleyway

RCMP seized a loaded 12-gauge shotgun, ammunition, clothing and other items

Graffiti, calls and Snapchat: RCMP probe string of threats targeting Kamloops schools

There have been nine different threats made to four different schools in the city

B.C. truck drivers to face higher fines for not using winter tire chains

As of Oct. 1, not using chains on the highway when required could net you a $598 ticket

Most Read