As of 2018, TicketServ operates as SeatGeek Asia Pacific Pty Limited, part of international ticketing platform SeatGeek. Click here to contact SeatGeek Asia Pacific via their entry in…read more
NSW aboriginal tourism sector strengthened in 2014
NSW’s Aboriginal tourism sector performed well in 2014, driven by continued industry engagement, investment in cultural events, and delivery against the NSW Aboriginal Tourism Action Plan recommendations.
NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Tourism and Major Events Troy Grant believes considerable progress has been made in implementing the 26 recommended actions identified in the Aboriginal Tourism Action Plan 2013-2016.
Minister Grant explained by the end of 2014, 19 had been completed or are ongoing, four were in progress and three were in planning.
“From Sydney to regional NSW there is a wonderful variety of Aboriginal experiences on offer, from rock art tours to Aboriginal artworks in modern galleries, traditional dance and understanding how to source and prepare bush tucker, making the industry a fantastic one to promote locally and abroad.
“Indeed, Aboriginal tourism in NSW will be highlighted internationally at the G’DAY USA tourism summit in Los Angeles later this month, when our tourism and major events agency Destination NSW joins a panel discussion on the roles of art and culture in driving tourism.
“A key part of the strategy to grow the sector is to support Aboriginal events that attract visitation, such as Sydney’s Yabun Festival and the Saltwater Freshwater Festival in Coffs Harbour, which is now one of Destination NSW’s Regional Flagship Events, both being held this long weekend.
“The NSW Government, through Destination NSW, also continues to support Corroboree Sydney, Australia’s largest Indigenous arts and culture festival.
“Destination NSW’s participation in the Indigenous Tourism Group, established as part of the Commonwealth Government’s Tourism 2020 strategy, has resulted in a significant increase in the NSW Aboriginal experiences included in the national Indigenous Tourism Champions Program (ITCP).
“NSW industry participation in the ITCP has trebled, growing from five NSW participants in 2012, to 17 in 2014, giving operators access to business development resources, targeted funding and international and trade marketing expertise.
“There are so many wonderful Aboriginal experiences in Sydney and across Regional NSW, and I look forward to continuing to work with this sector to further build NSW’s reputation as a key destination for Indigenous tourism.”
NSW Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Victor Dominello said that research consistently showed the strong desire of international visitors to participate in Australian Indigenous cultural experiences during their time in NSW.
Minister Dominello added “data shows that Aboriginal events and experiences are increasingly attractive for visitors to NSW from interstate and overseas.
“In the year to September 2014, around 826,400 domestic visitors and nearly 600,000 international visitors experienced Aboriginal tourism products and services.”
For further information about the Aboriginal tourism sector in NSW, visit www.destinationnsw.com.au
9th October 2014 - CORROBOREE SYDNEY INVITES CREATION AND CELEBRATION
12th September 2014 - NETWORKING EVENT SUPPORTS ABORIGINAL TOURISM EXPERIENCES
9th March 2012 - TARONGA LAUNCHES NURA DIYA ABORIGINAL WILDLIFE EXPERIENCE
11th August 2008 - LANDMARK AGREEMENT TO RESPECT OUR CULTURE
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
The Jump Pad is a safe, flat inflatable made in a variety of sizes which can be used indoor or outdoor. From 3mx3m up to a whopping 9mx21m. Markets include Indoor and outdoor playgrounds, schools,…read more
Perfect Gym Solutions is a software as a service (SaaS) solution purpose-built to service the fitness industry, with over 1000 clients servicing over 2 million gym members across 40 countries making…read more
Ausfit began in 1992, providing software services to the health and fitness sector including ClubWise, a fully hosted web-based product which combines state of the art club management software,…read more
TJS Services is a leading national facility services provider. We deliver quality cleaning, maintenance, construction and facility management services to over 1,500 sites Australia wide. Our…read more
Developed in Europe, this innovative system offers a safety management solution for swimming pools that checks individual swimmers via their wristband - monitoring their depth and time. Sensors…read more
revolutioniseSPORT is the emerging market leader in online club management in Australia. Whether it is memberships, registrations, events, online sales or governance tools - revolutioniseSPORT is the…read more
Yellowbox is an Australian technology company that has developed smart locker technology operated through an app with a focus on experience for users and facility managers. Found at Beaches, Aquatic…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!