We would like to acknowledge that the land we identify as RTO 9 is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabe, and Huron-Wendat Peoples. RTO 9 honours and respects this land, the people, and the Treaty rights. We are extremely thankful for the original tour guides of these lands and all that they have shared. All those that reside, work, and play on these lands are treaty people and we must honour the treaties in a mutually beneficial and equitable manner.
With 1 in 5 Indigenous people in Canada living in Ontario, we believe working together in a mutually beneficial manner will help all Ontarians prosper through the joint development of the tourism industry. Ontario is home to one of the largest Indigenous tourism industries in Canada and RTO 9’s goal is to help advance the Indigenous Tourism industry in Ontario. RTO 9 will commit to improving the socio-economic conditions of Indigenous people through tourism by creating space for Indigenous people to tell their stories on their terms.
Interest in Indigenous Tourism and authentic experiences has never been greater than right now. Visitors rate Indigenous Tourism experiences high on their list. RTO 9 is partnering with Indigenous Tourism Ontario to foster an understanding of Indigenous business culture, to build relationships and increase engagement with local Indigenous groups and operators for the purposes of supporting existing Indigenous tourism products and the further development of authentic Indigenous experiences and partnerships in the region. RTO 9 is committed to helping our Indigenous and non-Indigenous operators to build long term relationships that bring authentic experiences to market while creating ongoing opportunities to grow, learn and share experiences. How do you find an Indigenous partner? What opportunities exist for a partnership? Great questions.
Interest in Indigenous Tourism and authentic experiences has never been greater than right now.
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