Conference Board of Canada Research [Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada, ITAC]

Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada
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In 2018, the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) partnered with The Conference Board of Canada to conduct research into the current state of the Indigenous tourism industry in Canada. This new research follows up from ITAC’s previous nation-wide research project undertaken in 2015.

Released February 20, 2019, the new Conference Board of Canada research shows the Indigenous tourism sector growing at a rapid rate, outpacing Canadian tourism activity overall. The direct economic benefits (GDP) attributed to the Indigenous tourism sector in Canada rose 23.2% between 2014 and 2017, going from $1.4 billion to $1.7 billion. Compared with a 12.0% increase in overall tourism activity in Canada, this growth shows the recent and momentous acceleration of the Indigenous tourism sector across the country.