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Developing an Indigenous Tourism Policy in Australia (2012)

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From the archives:
2012 Ecotourism Australia release

Ecotourism in Australia is strongly linked to this country’s ancient and diverse landscape, and its unique flora and fauna. This landscape is an artifact of the traditions, beliefs and land management practices of diverse groups of Australia’s indigenous peoples over tens of thousands of years. Whether they be remote, regional or urban communities, land and sea is intrinsically bound to indigenous peoples’ spirituality and physical being.

Ecotourism Australia Limited respects the diverse traditions and cultures of indigenous peoples, acknowledging the relationships that indigenous peoples have to the land, the sea and indeed all aspects of the environment. We strongly encourage tourism businesses to engage with relevant indigenous people and/or their representative bodies as appropriate to each individual case when developing activities and infrastructure.

EA Indigenous Tourism Policy

Key Links
https://eco-bytes.com/2012/05/08/ecotourism-australia-releases-indigenous-tourism-policy
https://ecotourismaustralia.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/ea-indigenoustourism-policy.pdf

Questions

  • What are the current Indigenous Tourism policies / programs in Australia?
  • What would owners of Indigenous and Aboriginal Tourism companies like locals and visitors to know?
  • What is the current status of Ecotourism Australia?
  • Should Indigenous be spelled with a capital “I”?

PDF
Ecotourism Australia Limited
Indigenous Tourism Policy
Ecotourism in Australia is strongly linked to this country’s ancient and diverse landscape and its unique flora and fauna.
March 2012

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