The Path Forward: A Framework for Ontario Indigenous Tourism Recovery Ahnii, As President and Chief Executive Officer, I want to say Miigwetch (Thank You) to the Indigenous tourism industry and the ITO team for coming together so quickly in this time of crisis. ITO is doing as much as it possibly can to protect and help the Indigenous tourism sector during these challenging times and has worked on a framework to help the industry restart and recover when the time is right.
Kwe Kwe / Aanii / Boozhoo / She:kon / Sge:no / Wachay / Shekoli / Tansi / Greetings, We at Indigenous Tourism Ontario (ITO) hope you are keeping well and staying safe. The ITO team is here for you. We know these are difficult times for everyone and we are working very diligently to provide you with support and up-to-date information. It is imperative that our communities, businesses, and the Indigenous tourism industry remain united during these uncertain times to maintain our collective pre-pandemic momentum.
AHNII, In these unprecedented and uncertain times, the ITO team wants to say Miigwetch! Miigwetch for being a business owner and for allowing us to help you and your business. We have been working diligently since 2008 to ensure Ontario Indigenous tourism businesses have a Provincial and National voice and we appreciate having your business as a member. Ontario is home to the largest Indigenous tourism industry in Canada with 588+ Indigenous tourism businesses contributing over $688 Million to the GDP while creating 12,000+ jobs.
COVID-19 UPDATES During this challenging time we understand the importance of staying informed with accurate, up to date industry news. Indigenous Tourism Ontario appreciates the work of our colleagues and partners in the tourism industry. As we truly believe in the strength of our network, we will focus our efforts on sharing all relevant COVID-19 information from our long list of reputable industry partners.
WE NEED YOUR FEEDBACK ON COVID-19 IMPACTS. Indigenous Tourism Ontario is working closely with our industry partners to advocate on your behalf to all levels of government. We want to bring your voice forward. Please take some time to complete these two important surveys to the best of your ability, so we can keep our government informed of the real-time impacts of the current crisis and what can be done to support us.