Voyages EIBJ Travel
Voayges Eeyou Istchee Baie-James Travel is your number one place to book your next trip in the region!
May it be for a vacation, cultural experience or for business, you can book your entire stay with us. Discover the north accessible by the road or by air!
- Educational packages for school groups
- Wellness workshops
- Cultural Programs and Stays
- Family Vacations
- Fishing trips
- Corporate meetings and events
Contact us to make your reservation!
Programs and packages available for Travel Agents and Tour Operators.
We are a proud partner of our regional airline – Air Creebec.
Voyages Eeyou Istchee Baie-James Travel, the non-profit travel agency created by COTA, provides services to travellers, other travel agencies, provincial and national destination management companies, and international tour operators. It is also commonly known as EIBJT in English and VEIBJ in French. Our travel agency permit, issued by Quebec’s consumer protection agency, allows us to operate as a full-service travel agency in the province.
This summer, we were proud to welcome a new permanent Executive Director – Taoufik Bouhnich. In this prominent role, he will carry out the travel agency’s mission, activities, and day-to-day operations. With more than twenty-five years of experience in the tourism and hospitality field, EIBJT is very fortunate to have such an accomplished manager at its helm.
Taoufik has expertise in sales and marketing, revenue management, business development, strategic planning, and he is fluent in five languages. His previous positions included working at various hotels, destination management companies, travel agencies, tour operators, universities, and the International Center for Training and Research in Tourism. His related academic background includes a Master’s degree in Tourism Management and Planning from the Université du Québec à Montréal, and a Bachelor’s degree in Tourism Marketing from the Institut Pilote de l’Hôtellerie et du Tourisme.
Taoufik is joining the team at an exciting time. We have upgraded our technology with a new reservation platform allowing interested visitors and professionals to book online. As this is an industry-standard, it was essential for EIBJT to have this option. With our professional travel agents and the new online booking engine, we have expanded our potential client outreach, ultimately boosting our Cree Nation’s economy with the potential for an increase in tourism revenue.
As we know, Indigenous tourism experiences are quite popular worldwide. Taoufik and his team will continue to strive for EIBJT to be the ideal agency to book these exciting holidays in our region. Log onto our website at www.voyageseibj.com to check out the current offers available and get inspired. We are always looking for more Cree companies to work with to create more tourist packages, products, and experiences. We would love to discuss potential ideas and help launch new projects – contact us by email at email@example.com or by phone at 514-346-5209
Experience leads the way with the EIBJT Board of Directors
The Board of Directors for Eeyou Istchee Baie-James Travel welcomed an accomplished fifth member this year. We were delighted to have Tanya Pash join the Board. Her wealth of experience in the airline industry and on various related Boards is impressive and to our benefit.
As the Air Creebec Chief Operating Officer since 2013, Tanya is highly skilled in business administrative and financial activities, business strategies and action plans. She has experience sitting on several other Boards, such as the Val-d’Or Chamber of Commerce, Val-d’Or Regional Airport, the Quality Inn and Suites hotel, Cree Nation Trust, and Kepa Transport to name a few. Her expertise and experience make her an invaluable addition to the board.
Our current EIBJT Board of Directors includes:
- Robin McGinley, COTA / EIT Executive Director
- Isabelle Milord, Tourisme Baie-James Executive Director
- Timothy Wapachee, COTA / EIT Financial Controller/Corporate Secretary
- Jamie Moses, Cree Nation Government Cree Language Commissioner
- Tanya Pash, Air Creebec Chief Operating Officer
All board members are appointed by COTA since it is the only voting member of the not-for-profit Cree travel agency. EIBJT benefits greatly from the work and life experiences these board members bring to the table. The Board represents an array of backgrounds and collaborations – such as connecting the Cree people and the Jamesian population, coastal and inland Cree communities, and various work experiences across different organizations. Their valuable points of view work to our advantage.