2020 Atlantic Indigenous Tourism Summit

Pjilasi - Welcome!

The 2020 Atlantic Indigenous Tourism Summit (AITS) will bring together individuals, business owners, artists and crafters, community leaders, industry and government departments that are all interested to supporting the growth of Indigenous tourism opportunities across the Atlantic Region.  The Nova Scotia Indigenous Tourism Enterprise Network (NSITEN) are the host organization for the 2020 AITS, along with the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) are very happy to welcome you the 2nd Annual Atlantic Indigenous Tourism Summit. 


Taking place in Kjipuktuk (Halifax, NS), in the traditional and unceded territory of the Mi'kmaw Nation, this event will welcome you with open hearts and minds as we work towards increasing ways in which we can create more jobs, start new businesses and increase the overall revenue in the tourism sectors with Indigenous people getting more involved. 


Key tourism  information will be presented by industry organizations such as the Tourism Industry Associations across the Atlantic Region as well as ITAC and the work that they are doing regionally and nationally to increase capacity of Indigenous business owners through their new Indigenous tourism strategies.

We will also have our very first Atlantic Indigenous Tourism Awards which will celebrate both business achievements but also students & community enterprises involved and successful in the tourism industry!  We are very excited about this event!


We will also hope to be hearing more about how the Atlantic Indigenous Tourism Strategy is leading the way here in Atlantic Canada in terms of growing capacity to help assist in the overall growth and expansion  of Indigenous tourism within the region.  The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) plays a key role in learning how to better understand how all of these partners in the Atlantic Region can work to better support the growth of Indigenous tourism organizations.  We understand that in order to be succesful these strategies have to be inclusive, supportive and establish long term sustainable models for their membership business owners, much like how they are out west where Indigenous tourism leads the way in Canada.

We look forward to having you take part in our 2020
Atlantic Indigenous Tourism Summit and we hope
you will enjoy all of how we plan to showcase our
Indigenous culture by promoting our authentic
arts, crafts, songs and dances as well as promoting
our new and existing Indigenous owned businesses
at this event.

For more information please contact us at: 


Robert Bernard
Chairperson 2020 AITS
For more information on the
Atlantic Indigenous Tourism Associations, please press one of the following links...

Nova Scotia Indigenous Tourism Enterprise Network (NSITEN) /  www.nsiten.com 

Indigenous Tourism Association of New Brunswick (ITANB) / www.itanb.ca

Indigenous Tourism Association of PEI (ITAP)

Newfoundland Labrador Indigenous Tourism Association (NLITA) / www.nlita.net 

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