Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who should attend this conference?

All are welcome at the 2023IITC! Conversations will be focused on marketing, development, leadership and partnership in the Indigenous tourism industry at all levels of market readiness. Join us to learn from Indigenous tourism operators around the world with real-life experiences in a variety of tourism sectors.  This year will also feature a ‘partner track’ to support our non-Indigenous allies in better understanding Indigenous realities.

2. Why should I attend this conference?

IITC is the largest Indigenous tourism conference in the world. Learn about the latest trends in the industry, new research in the field, and network with Indigenous operators, partners, funding agencies and experts.  The event will also showcase Indigenous culture from across Canada through performances, cultural experiences and the ITAC National Awards Gala.

3. Can I speak at the conference?

We are accepting proposals. If you feel like you, or know someone who can contribute their knowledge and experience, apply here.

4. Can I be a craft vendor at the conference?

We will be accepting vendor applications soon, and they will be on a first come basis. Registration will be found under “Get Involved” when it is active.

5. Will I be able to attend the conference if I am a craft vendor?

No. As a vendor of the conference, you will not have access, or be permitted to attend any of the conference sessions or events, unless a ticket is purchased.

6. Is there any support available to help with tickets and travel?

At this time, ITAC does not have any financial support for #2023IITC.

7. What are the Cultural Tours being offered?

The cultural tours are one of the main features of ITAC’s conferences. The tours will take place on March 8, 2023 and provide delegates with a chance to visit some of the local Indigenous tours and experiences in the region. Although all delegates have the opportunity to sign up for a tour, spaces are limited, and pre-registration must be done during the registration process.

8. Do I have to sign up for a tour?

No, you do not have to participate in a tour if you are not interested. This can be done by selecting the “NO TOUR – I Will Not Participate in Cultural Tour” option during registration. Selections must be made during registration and day of sign ups will not be permitted.

9. What is the Opening Reception?

Not to be missed, the opening reception takes place on March 8, 2023, and will feature local entertainment, networking and Taste of Turtle Island – an Indigenous curated culinary experience. Additional guest tickets are also available to be purchased.

10. What is the Gala Event?

The gala event takes place on the evening of March 9, 2023. It will include entertainment, awards and dinner. This event is not to be missed and is included in your registration. Additional guest tickets are also available to be purchased.

11. Can I nominate someone for an award?

Yes!  We encourage you to nominate Indigenous businesses across the categories – these businesses will be celebrated as the best of the best!  Watch for more information about how to nominate coming soon.

12. What about Covid-19?

We understand that Covid-19 is still a concern, and want to assure you that everyone’s safety is our top priority. We will follow the current Covid-19 recommendations that are in place in March 2023.

13. What if I test positive before coming to the conference?

Follow the current Covid-19 travel and isolation rules in place in your area.

14. What if I test positive or feel sick when I am at the conference?

Follow the current, local Covid-19 travel and isolation rules in place, and inform conference organizers.

15. What if I test positive when I return home from the conference?

If you test positive after the conference, please inform the organizers as soon as possible. Minimize contact with people, and take the appropriate Covid-19 precautions in your area.

16. Can I be invoiced for my registration?

Yes, invoicing is available, and must be requested by email. To request an invoice, please contact April Thompson at april@indigenoustourism.ca with the following information:

  • Business name
  • Business address
  • Attention to
  • Number of tickets
  • Name(s) of each registrant
  • Email(s) for each registrant
  • Tour selection(s) for each registrant

If you will be requesting an invoice, do not complete the registration online.

17. What’s included in my registration?

Your ticket includes; conference registration, welcome reception, gala event, breakfast, snacks and lunch on March 9, 2023 and March 10, 2023, and a cultural tour.

18. Can I get an invitation letter to attend the conference?

ITAC will not be issuing any invitation letters.

19. I am GST exempt, can you remove the tax for me?

We are unable to remove the GST from tickets. If your business is exempt, you must submit your receipts to your accounting department for processing.

20. What are the awards?

ITAC hosts a national award ceremony that recognizes Indigenous businesses that operate in the Indigneous tourism industry. The award show will take place during the gala event on March 9, 2023.

21. What is the nomination process?

Details for nominating a business will be released soon.

22. Can I have a coupon/promo code?

ITAC, at its discretion, may release coupon codes in the future. These codes will only be valid on “Regular” priced tickets.

23. I’m getting an error message when registering for multiple tickets.

When registering for more than one ticket, you will need to input a different name and email address for each ticket. The system will recognize when you try to use the same email for multiple tickets, and will give an error message.