Australian Tourism Awards inducts Voyages Ayers Rock Resort into Hall of Fame
“Voyages is dedicated to providing guests with authentic Indigenous experiences and creating opportunities for Indigenous Australians through cultural tourism. To consistently be awarded the highest honour in the country for this category is a great endorsement of our success,” he said.
Ayers Rock Resort was recognised for its significant achievements in Indigenous Tourism, with guests offered a daily suite of free Indigenous cultural activities that include bush yarns, garden walks, dance and theatre performances and more. The resort has also made significant advances in Indigenous training and development through its National Indigenous Training Academy as well as employment, with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff now representing 36 per cent of the total workforce.
Tourism Australia managing director John O’Sullivan congratulated Voyages on the achievement.
“Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia deserves huge credit for the way they’ve led our industry in enabling Indigenous Australians to share their culture and tell their stories, both to Australians and increasing numbers of travellers from overseas,” he said.
“The investment they’ve put into tourism product has always been matched by their investment in their people, and the rewards are very evident to see, most recently with Field of Light. To win this award for the third time is a remarkable achievement and gaining entry to the Hall of Fame is something the whole team should be very proud of.”