By Derrick Penner
It is the first of what the association hopes will be four dedicated centres in "strategic-gateway" locations to extend the spotlight cast on the aboriginal tourism sector during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
"The 2010 Olympic Games gave us such exposure [and] these are some of the things we’re trying to do now to build off the [Olympics]," association CEO Keith Henry said in an interview.
And with the kiosk, the association hopes to direct some of the 6,000 visitors a week who come through the Tourism Vancouver centre toward aboriginal attractions.
For more on the Olympics outcome, see Native Buzz at 2010 Olympics. For more on Native tourism, see Tahlequah as Art Destination, New Four Corners Monument, and Native Plymouth Tours.
Below: "The Aboriginal Tourism Association of B.C. opened a kiosk in Tourism Vancouver’s downtown headquarters at 200 Burrard St. on Wednesday." (Jon Murray/PNG)