In recent years, tourists have shown increased interest in learning about Indigenous people and their cultures and traditions. The tourism business provides opportunities for Indigenous people to make a living as well as educate others.
BC Ferries will restore the route between Port Hardy and Bella Coola in the summer of 2018. The cut to the service, which occurred in 2014, damaged the tourism industry in the area.
Aboriginal Tourism Association of B.C. head Keith Henry said First Nations' tourism is unique because it provides a snapshot into a culture and its people.
Squamish First Nation Chief Ian Campbell, wearing a cedar strip headdress and a sea shell-covered vest that makes clicking noises every time he moves, earned a standing ovation in Namibia, Africa, last fall for his passionate, no notes invitation to book an authentic aboriginal travel experience
Given the importance of tourism in the traditional territory, the [X] First Nation support the following set of guiding principles that have been identified by the ____ to aid with tourism development:
(West Vancouver, British Columbia - Coast Salish Territory) Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia (AtBC) continues to support building of authentic Aboriginal cultural tourism in British Columbia.
This Nisga'a Tourism Development Strategy can be used as a resource guide. Communities and organizations can use this guide to examine the Nisga'a's approach to tourism development and gain knowledge that will inform the development of their own strategy.