Indigenous Tourism Ontario is a really inventive business. Finding ways to work together to expose these innovative approaches and involve a larger audience was amazing. Step into the world of Indigenous heritage on an island on Nym Lake, where Michelle Savoie offers cultural, educational, and interpretive tours as well as nature-based eco-adventures. The Tourism Industry Association of Ontario was nominated for “Best Experience/Gift Box.”
An educational experience that allows individuals, from the comfort of where they are, to be immersed through their senses as if they were there. Indigenous tourism experiences are one of the top choices for International visitors and, prior to the pandemic, were the fastest-growing sector. Innovative approaches were designed to nurture this interest and allow those who are curious but unsure of what to expect to have a unique way to experience this while following health protocols. This innovative method of sharing an Indigenous Tourism experience has allowed for education and opened up new domestic markets while maintaining interest for those who were already planning. Sharing this innovative approach with the tourism industry allows the provincial market to have a greater understanding of the Indigenous tourism offerings that are available for them to collaborate with, learn from and rebuild.