Date: March 3, 2011
Venue: Best Western Chateau Granville, Vancouver, BC

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1.  Canadian contacts in Asia Pacific

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Thailand - - - - - - - - - - -
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Singapore - - - - - - - - - -
Philippines - - - - - - - - -
Malaysia - - - - - - - - - - -

2.  Offices in Canada

Australia & New Zealand

High Commission of Australia –
Australian Embassy in Canada –
Australian Consulate-General – Vancouver,
High Commission of New Zealand  –
New Zealand Consulate-General – Vancouver,


Embassy of People’s Republic of China                  Tel: 1-613-789-3434, Fax: 1-613-789-1911
Consulate-General of P.R. of China – Calgary            
Consulate-General of P.R. of China – Toronto           
Consulate-General of P.R. of China – Vancouver     


Embassy of Japan in Canada                               
Consulate-General of Japan – Calgary           
Consulate-General of Japan – Montreal       
Consulate-General of Japan – Toronto         
Consulate-General of Japan – Vancouver    


Korean Embassy in Canada                        
Korean Consulate-General – Toronto   
Korean Consulate-General – Vancouver

High Commission of India                          
Consulate-General of India – Toronto 
Consulate-General of India – Vancouver


Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia                                            
Consulate-General of the Republic of Indonesia – Toronto 
Consulate-General of the Republic of Indonesia – Vancouver


High Commission of Malaysia                          
Malaysia Consulate-General – Vancouver 


Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines            
Philippine Consulate-General – Toronto                 
Philippine Consulate-General – Vancouver           


Consulate of the Republic of Singapore in New York  -
Singapore Consulate-General – Toronto                 Tel: 1-416-863-5597, Fax: 1-416-863-0871


Royal Thai Embassy                                       
Thailand Consulate-General – Vancouver,

Thank you for your interest in CITAP - Canadian Inbound Tourism Association (Asia Pacific)!

Join CITAP - a team of hospitality specialists who are keen on increasing business for the inbound tourism to Canada from the Asia Pacific markets.
With CITAP membership, you have opportunities to network with industry partners from various sectors through CITAP events such as Networking Luncheon/Dinner at Annual General Meeting in the spring, Golf Tournaments (east and west) in the summer and Winter Function in December. In addition CITAP holds workshops and seminars to help members become AP-savvy.
Our list of membership include (a) Receptive Tour Operators, by and for whom this association was established, who bring in travellers from Asia Pacific markets, (b) Destination Marketing Offices, (c) Supplier Members from accommodation, attractions, restaurants, transportation, retail & other sectors, (d) Dependent members, (e) Retail Travel Agencies, (f) Media businesses and (g) Individual members.
Browse through our Members List to find out who in the industry is seriously interested in getting more business from Asia Pacific and for more information, please contact our office at
Get connected, Stay connected to increase your business from Asia Pacific!

Dear Members,

I. The Advocacy Committee has adopted the following as its core philosophy:

(1) We will work to improve the business environment for Asia Pacific Inbound Tourism through changes in the application of regulations and policy by government or government agencies;

With a view towards

  • Fair and equitable treatment of all market participants, including our valued overseas clients;
  • Improved safety and security in travel in a cost effective manner; and
  • Respectful and sustainable practises to support the best in long-term growth of the industry

(2) We will openly engage stakeholders and establish partnerships to support these core objectives, without prejudice and in a spirit of good faith.

(3) We will support initiatives that may not be apparently and immediately beneficial to Asia Pacific Inbound business with the understanding that if it helps to improve the breadth and width of Canadian tour and travel operations, regardless of the area or segment it represents, a more robust and varied tour and travel economy in Canada can only bolster prospects for Asian Inbound business in the long run.


II. Recently the focus has been on four major areas: 

(a)   Canada/China Approved Destination Status Tour Operators Accreditation Program and related.

(b)   HST: Zero-rating qualifying tour and travel services so they receive equal treatment as other Canadian Exports

(c)   Improved Access from Asia Pacific Inbound markets (“Open Skies”; rationalized visa issuance by Canadian authorities; trans-border policies)

(d)   Improved funding for marketing Canada in the Asia Pacific (CTC and other DMOs)


III. Our Basic Approach:

(a)    We engage stakeholders to establish common ground in addressing issues with Inbound Asia Pacific Tourism

(b)   We use a “two prong” approach and different partners depending on the advocacy area: 

  •  Pragmatic, instrumental and operational, “front line” changes in regulations and policy administration that directly and immediately effect daily operations for stakeholders
  • Longer-term strategic initiatives that effect the tone and tenor of business from Asia Pacific


Our membership; TIAC and TIABC. Some of our partners: JTOA and JACATA.

Thank you for your continuing support of the Association’s on-going advocacy efforts.

Advocacy Committee

Welcome to our website

Canadian Inbound Tourism Association - Asia Pacific (CITAP) is committed to further developing Canada as the preferred destination for Asia Pacific travellers. CITAP was established in 1997 by the leaders of our Receptive Tour Operators. They had the vision to increase the business from the Asia Pacific market into Canada by working collectively on marketing initiatives and by approaching our various levels of government to support the needs of our industry.  

Now, nearly 20 years later, our membership has grown to be 300 strong from coast to coast within Canada and also from the United States. It is now our goal as a Board of Directors along with our committees and the entire membership to review and revisit the mandate originaly set out by our founders. We are fortunate to have recently welcomed Joe Volk as our first Executive Director for the association. We welcome his leadership and thoughtful work to achieve goals set by our organization. 
2016 is off to a very solid start in each of our Asia Pacific markets. We look forward to strengthening partnerships and redefining our priorities together. There are tremendous business opportunites in our industry and we shall continue our legacy to offer the best for our members.

Please contact us to find out more about the benefits of becoming a CITAP member. Let's work together to make the most of our CITAP membership! We have lots to be proudof and lots to do yet to be even stronger in the markets!

Cheryl Lee

April 2016