Clinton Belcher

Founder & CEO, Canadian Ecotourism Services (CES)
Clinton Belcher

Clinton Belcher

Founder & CEO, Canadian Ecotourism Services (CES)

Biography

Clinton is president and CEO of Canadian Environmental Services – a tourism and community development firm that specializes in Aboriginal tourism planning and development. For the past 18 years, he has worked with over 50 Aboriginal groups in Canada and abroad. Clinton’s drive to learn about people’s values, challenges, and accomplishments, combined with the latest technological trends paved the way for innovative concepts on how to develop indigenous tourism. Clinton has delivered over 50 interactive workshops and has presented as a keynote speaker at 15 conferences including the International Ecotourism Summit in Chile. Most recently Clinton assisted the Great Spirit Circle Trail in producing the 2020 Strategy for Aboriginal Tourism Ontario.

Presentation Title: Taking AIM on the Future of Indigenous Tourism

AIM (Authentic Indigenous Moments) exposes the first grassroots indigenous tourism initiative that connects “authentic cultural entrepreneurs” directly with visitors through a digital mobile platform. Local guides have an opportunity to share their culture with visitors and have a tourism product up and running within one day. This platform is setup for sustainability while providing the opportunity for local guides to thrive through a central distribution of authentic products and services. It is here where tourists will have an incredible spontaneous connection with local cultural entrepreneurs. A motivating and interactive presentation that will have participants looking at an innovative solution for developing indigenous tourism.

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