The Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada (ATAC) successfully hosted the 2016 International Aboriginal Tourism Conference (IATC), which was held in Membertou, Nova Scotia. That sold-out conference brought together more than 300 leaders, entrepreneurs and representatives of the Aboriginal tourism industry from across Canada and abroad.
The purpose 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.