We understand the world of federal and provincial bureaucracies and their funding agencies. Legacy founders currently work at the treaty table as well as previously managed an Indigenous economic development department and have raised millions of dollars from public and private agencies for tourism projects.
The Legacy team adheres to strict project management practices and project controls. As a result, we have earned a reputation for delivering high quality projects on time and within budget.
Over the past 30 years the Legacy team has built up a proprietary list of some of the best international and domestic travel trade agents and wholesalers. These strong relationships provide Legacy clients with a significant advantage when it comes time to take their product to market, often decreasing the time it takes to validate the experience and begin booking sales.
Legacy members currently provide marketing and public relations services on contract to Destination Canada, Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada and Jordan Tourism N.A. as well as many of Canada’s Signature Experiences and hotels. Legacy is also a qualified supplier to Destination BC and Travel Alberta for strategic planning and project implementation. As such, we are extremely fluent in current issues facing the industry including the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. These insights and access to the most current research allow us to provide insightful and pragmatic advice to our clients regarding the most current COVID data and visitation forecasts.
Tourism operations that Legacy founders owned and operated as well as the projects we currently work on revolve around the construction and operation of camps and resorts in very remote locations. From the stormy West Coast of B.C. to the frigid North Yukon and western Northwest Territories to the west coast of Hudson’s Bay, we understand the challenges (and costs) of building in these remote areas and what it takes to create an experience that will attract guests from around the world. We also understand that this work must leave the smallest environmental footprint possible. Due to this expertise in remote tourism infrastructure, the Province of Alberta chose Legacy Tourism to review and recommend “comfort camping” infrastructure options for all of Alberta’s provincial parks. This work won the 2019 North American Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals planning award.
We have been involved in assisting with the financing of many of our clients’ businesses. The business plans we complete are considered “finance-ready” and include projections that traditional lenders and public agencies appreciate for being both conservative and based on real-world experiences. We are also often tasked by our clients with existing tourism experiences to improve their profitability and conversion ratio.