National group encourages growth in aboriginal tourism on P.E.I. – CBC

by ahnationtalk on April 4, 2016444 Views

Apr 04, 2016

Board member Charlie Sark says new businesses should focus on experiential tourism

P.E.I.’s Mi’kmaq community should look at growing aboriginal tourism on the Island with the help of the Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada, says the group’s interim board member for the province.

Charlie Sark said it’s the perfect time, given the association has just released a new five-year strategic plan which aims to increase aboriginal tourism across the country. One of the association’s top three targets is to see 50 new aboriginal tourism operators established by 2021.

Sark believes P.E.I. could conceivably be home to at least three to five of these new businesses, which could be marketed nationally and internationally to tourists. He already knows of a number of Island Mi’kmaq interested in offering authentic aboriginal experiences.

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