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Prior to hosting the 2016 International Aboriginal Tourism Conference (IATC) in Membertou, Nova Scotia, with support from our event sponsors, The Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada (ATAC) successfully hosted the 2015 IATC, which was held in Quebec City, Quebec.
The 2015 Conference brought together more than 250 leaders, entrepreneurs and representatives of the Aboriginal tourism industry from Québec, Canada, and abroad.
The purposes of the Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada (ATAC) is to improve the socio-economic situation of Aboriginal people through the provisions of economic development advisory services, conferences, professional development training and workshops, industry statistics and information for Aboriginal tourism operators and communities or those looking to start a cultural tourism business within the 13 regions; 10 provinces and 3 territories of Canada.
ATAC will develop relationships with other groups and/or regions with similar mandates, uniting the Aboriginal tourism industry in Canada. ATAC will work to enable collective support, promotion and marketing of authentic Aboriginal cultural tourism businesses in a respecting protocol.
To Provide leadership in the development and marketing of authentic Aboriginal tourism experiences through innovative partnerships.
A thriving Aboriginal tourism economy sharing authentic, memorable and enriching experiences.