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Pacific Asia Indigenous Tourism Conference 2012

Pacific Asia Indigenous Tourism Conference 2012

Conference Objective
•  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

Suggested Attendees
•  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

Program Outline
•  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 (31 March-01 April 2012)
•  Pre and post conference touring opportunities in Australia’s Northern Territory


Start Date:Thursday, 29 March 2012
End Date:Friday, 30 March 2012
Telephone:+61 2 92116299
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Darwin, Australia