Longhouse event sets the table for growth of "Aboriginal Eco-Tourism"
A Sechelt kayak tour operator says there’s a bright future for “Aboriginal Eco-Tourism” on the Sunshine Coast.
Candace Campo of Talaysay Tours helped bring the local tourism sector together with area First Nations and the Aboriginal Tourism Association at the Sechelt Nation Longhouse this week.
Campo is a member of the Sechelt First Nation and says when they talk about aboriginal eco-tourism it’s both about the business people and the service they offer.
Campo is also working with partners on an eco tourism welcome and booking centre. She says they want to approach it as a “social enterprise”.
Campo also says a great way for the sector to expand is to start doing things like bringing in artists to act as guides. She says they have a unique perspective that travellers would respond to.