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The Pacific Asia Indigenous
   Tourism Conference

                 John King OAM
                    Chairman
        Australian Tourism Export Council
                         &
    PATA Sustainable and Social Responsibility
                    Committee
                  Background


• Pacific Asia - The greatest concentration and
  variety of Indigenous peoples and Cultures in
  the world.
                                     Background

•   Pacific Asia - The greatest concentration and variety of Indigenous peoples and Cultures in
    the world.

• As the world becomes increasingly
  homogenous, Indigenous cultures will
  become increasingly important for tourism to
  provide differentiation and authenticity.
                                         Background

•   Pacific Asia - The greatest concentration and variety of Indigenous peoples and Cultures in the world.
•   As the world becomes increasingly homogenous, Indigenous cultures will become increasingly important for
    tourism to provide differentiation and authenticity.


• As countries become increasingly developed,
  Indigenous cultures are often subsumed and
  destroyed.
                                         Background

•   Pacific Asia - The greatest concentration and variety of Indigenous peoples and Cultures in the world.
•   As the world becomes increasingly homogenous, Indigenous cultures will become increasingly important for
    tourism to provide differentiation and authenticity.
•   As countries become increasingly developed, Indigenous cultures are often subsumed and destroyed.


• Tourism provides the strongest driver to
  restore, protect and promote Indigenous
  cultures.
                                         Background

•   Pacific Asia - The greatest concentration and variety of Indigenous peoples and Cultures in the world.
•   As the world becomes increasingly homogenous, Indigenous cultures will become increasingly important for
    tourism to provide differentiation and authenticity.
•   As countries become increasingly developed, Indigenous cultures are often subsumed and destroyed.
•   Tourism provides the strongest driver to restore, protect and promote Indigenous cultures.


• Most issues affecting the development of
  Indigenous tourism are common throughout
  the region.
                           Partners




 PATA’s 60th Anniversary              NT’s 100th Anniversary




And supported by
                   Objectives and Purpose
1.   Establishing the role of tourism in Indigenous advancement
     and cultural preservation

2.   Celebrating indigenous tourism experiences as a vehicle
     for cultural understanding, tolerance and peace

3.   Establishing the role of Indigenous participation in enriching
     tourism and differentiating destinations.

4.   Learning from successful case studies and research on ways
     of assisting the development of Indigenous businesses and
     profitable tourism involvement.

5.   Understanding and overcoming impediments to Indigenous
     tourism development.
                   The Date


27*-28 September 2011 (Conference)
Darwin Convention Centre

28-29 September (Field Trip to Kakadu)

*27 September 2011 - UN World Tourism Day
2011 Theme - “Tourism Linking Cultures”
                     Support from UNWTO
“I am pleased to inform you that UNWTO endorses this
   conference and will be willing to partner with you and
   contribute some technical input. Coincidentally, the
   theme for World Tourism Day 2011, i.e. Tourism
   linking Cultures is closely linked to the subject matter
   of the Conference. UNWTO is currently undertaking a
   study on Tourism and Intangible Cultural Heritage
   and we will be pleased to present our findings on it
   during the Darwin Conference.”
       Dr Taleb Rifai, Secretary General UNWTO
             Other Planned Activities


         Welcome by the Larrakia Nation

Visit to Kakadu World Heritage Area and welcome by
     local Bininj & Mungguy people and Board of
                     Management

 Pre and Post Conference visits to other Aboriginal
 tourism experiences and tours organised by Tourism
                 Northern Territory
   Registration of Interest, Information and Bookings


Conference Website
            www.paitc.com
Discounted Conference Flights by Qantas and
Jetstar

				
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