Web Portal Puts Spotlight On Aboriginal Tourism

Thursday, March 16, 2006 at 13:21



An electronic gateway has been launched on the Internet to showcase the tourism opporunities in Canada’s Aboriginal communities.


The federal government is supplying the funding for this new tool.


Indian Affairs spokesman David Henley says it will help First Nations and Metis communities and tourism businesses to market themselves both domestically and internationally.


Henley says the point of the project is to give people interested in Aboriginal tourism a single window with which to get ideas for travel destinations.


Right now, the web gateway is mainly just a directory of connected Aboriginal communities in Canada.


In the near future, it will provide detailed information of the tourism opportunities available in these communities — including contact and booking information.


The online portal can be found on the Internat at www.vtac-gvtac.ca