Aboriginal Tourism Operators Applaud Approved Destination Status

The British Columbia Aboriginal Tourism Association is applauding the awarding of Approved Destination Status to Canada by the Government of China, calling the announcement “tremendous news for aboriginal tourism and the revitalization of aboriginal culture in British Columbia.” The change, announced during the recent visit to China by Prime Minister Stephen Harper is expected to have a major boost to Canada’s tourism industry in general, which is adapting to the impact of a higher Canadian dollar, which in turn affects tourism volumes coming from the United States.