Diverse offering on the program for AITC 2018
Current features on the program include a chance to hear about the Camping with Custodians program, which is an Australian-first initiative that builds campgrounds on Aboriginal lands. Attendees can also hear about the four-year Aboriginal Tourism Development Program and participate in business training which is open to the public and operated by the community in Western Australia.
The conference will cover all aspects of tourism and market development, including a presentation on accessible tourism and talks from the East West Alliance, the Cruising Sector, Women in Tourism Business, and Pathways for Aboriginal Youth into Tourism Business.
Aboriginal Organisations with an interest in developing tourism are encouraged to attend the ‘Aboriginal Organisations in Tourism’ forum, which will uncover the journey and experiences of Aboriginal organisations from around Australia who have succeeded or are intending to have tourism as a major contributor to their communities.
This session will be followed by a panel discussion featuring representatives from Victorian Aboriginal organisations who will share their thoughts and insights into harnessing tourism opportunities now and in the future.
“It’s fantastic to see such a diverse offering on the program for AITC 2018 that will work to support the ongoing development of this industry in Victoria,” said Visit Victoria CEO Peter Bingeman.
“Growing Aboriginal tourism in Victoria is central to telling the story of Victoria’s diverse history, growing the state’s tourism assets and supporting local communities through the creation of jobs and training opportunities.”
A copy of the program can be found online, with key highlights including a keynote presentation from Eddie Fry, Chair of Indigenous Land Council and Indigenous Business Australia. AITC 2018 will take place from 30 October to 1 November at the Mantra in Lorne.