Pacific Asia Indigenous Tourism Conference 2011

Start Date: Tuesday, 27th September 2011
End Date: Wednesday, 28th September 2011


Darwin, Australia


+61 2 92116299


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  * Establish the role of tourism in Indigenous advancement and cultural preservation
  * Celebrate Indigenous tourism experiences as a vehicle for cultural understanding, tolerance and peace
  * Establish the role of Indigenous participation in enriching tourism and differentiating destinations
  * Learn from successful examples of ways to assist the development of Indigenous businesses and profitable tourism involvement
  * Understanding and overcoming impediments to Indigenous tourism development
  * Developing a way forward for Indigenous tourism advancement in the region


  * Indigenous people and their representative organisations
  * Tourism operators, industry and their representative bodies
  * Governments and government agencies
  * Multi lateral and development agencies and Non Government Organisations
  * Universities and research bodies


  * 2 day conference, including Plenary sessions with expert speakers from global regions
  * UNWTO and research presentations, working groups and networking opportunities
  * 2 day optional field trip to UNESCO World Heritage Area - Kakadu National Park, renowned for its ancient Aboriginal rock art and the role of active Indigenous traditional owner’s in management and tourism service provision in the Park (29-30 September 2011)
  * Pre and post conference touring opportunities in Australia’s Northern Territory

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