Indigenous tourism

Zeppel, Heather (2007) Indigenous tourism. In: Tourism Planning and Policy. Wiley Australia tourism . John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd., Brisbane, Australia, pp. 403-441. ISBN 0470807768; 978-0-470-80776-7 (pbk)


This chapter describes and reviews Indigenous tourism planning and policy in Australia from 1995 to 2004. It considers Indigenous participation in tourism and the changing roles of Indigenous people in tourism policymaking and state-based plans for developing Aboriginal tourism or ecotourism. The extent and effectiveness of Indigenous participation in tourism policy and planning by state or federal agencies is also evaluated. The roles of Indigenous people in Australian tourism now include native title holders, traditional owners, land managers, business investment, park rangers, tourism operators and guides. Section 12.2 defines Aboriginal or Indigenous tourism in Australia, and section 12.3 reviews Indigenous involvement in cultural tourism or ecotourism ventures. Section 12.4 reviews research on Indigenous tourism, including Indigenous tourism planning and policy. Section 12.5 goes on to describe the tourism policymaking process and policy environment for tourism and Indigenous people. In section 12.6 various Aboriginal tourism and Indigenous tourism strategies are reviewed with reference to the Indigenous contribution and roles in tourism. Section 12.7 examines the policy and management roles for Indigenous people in nature-based tourism strategies and ecotourism plans. A case study highlights the role of rainforest Aboriginal people in policy-making and tourism strategies prepared for the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area of North Queensland. Finally, section 12.8 suggests that tourism policies and plans address Indigenous cultural heritage and environmental relationships, but have limited means for Indigenous participation in the control and management of tourism as native title holders and traditional owners of land.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Chapter 12. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - USQ Other
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - USQ Other
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2012 02:36
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2016 03:18
Uncontrolled Keywords: indigenous tourism; aboriginal tourism; tourism planning; ecotourism; tourism policy
Fields of Research (2008): 05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050201 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Knowledge
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1506 Tourism > 150603 Tourism Management
16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160513 Tourism Policy
Fields of Research (2020): 45 INDIGENOUS STUDIES > 4503 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander environmental knowledges and management > 450399 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander environmental knowledges and management not elsewhere classified
35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3508 Tourism > 350803 Tourism management
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4407 Policy and administration > 440713 Tourism policy
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): B Economic Development > 90 Commercial Services and Tourism > 9003 Tourism > 900302 Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism

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