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Learning Markets and Indigenous Tourism: Action Research Pilot of Developing a Learning Markets Cluster and Sample Itinerary in Central Australia

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This project applied and evaluated Participatory Action Research Methodology (PARM) in the context of developing a Learning Markets cluster of Indigenous tourism operators in Central Australia.This led to developing and testing a Learning Markets itinerary establishing links with specialist distribution systems relevant for the Learning Markets sector. It was expected that this would allow building the capacity of local Indigenous tourism operators to understand, service and capitalise on this specialist market sector in the future

by Joc Schmiechen, Diana James  and Pascal Tremblay

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Learning Markets and Indigenous Tourism: Action Research Pilot of Developing a Learning Markets Cluster and Sample Itinerary in Central Australia

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Indigenous/Aboriginal Tourism Research in Australia (2000-2008): Industry Lessons and Future Research Needs

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Research on Indigenous/Aboriginal tourism (IAT) is highly heterogeneous and difficult to organise for the purpose of over-viewing and synthesising. In order to gain an overview of completed research, and be able to identify benefits, gaps and directions of IAT research in the Australian context, this research project had three main objectives: to review IAT research use this review to identify lessons learned for industry identify gaps, future opportunities and possible directions for IAT research.

by Pascal Tremblay and Aggie Wegner

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Indigenous/Aboriginal Tourism Research in Australia (2000-2008): Industry Lessons and Future Research Needs

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Indigenous Tourism Businesses in Queensland: Criteria for Success: Towards the Development of a National Diagnostic Tool for Indigenous Tourism Businesses

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Little is known about the factors that contribute to the success and long-term viability of enterprises in Australia’s Indigenous tourism sector.  Given this, it was considered imperative to identify those underpinning factors that are associated with the success of Indigenous tourism enterprises. Utilising seven ‘successful’ case study businesses from Queensland, the research sought to explore the development, operation and management of these enterprises with the objective of identifying the inhibitors and facilitators to business success from the perspectives of both community operated organisations and individual entrepreneurs.

by Michelle Whitford and Lisa Ruhanen

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Indigenous Tourism Businesses in Queensland: Criteria for Success: Towards the Development of a National Diagnostic Tool for Indigenous Tourism Businesses

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The objective of the research was to develop a ‘Story Audit Tool’ to be used in the field with Indigenous people and other key informants to collect local stories for use in tourism enterprises and marketing; establish a prototype Intellectual Property agreement for commercial tourism for the use of images, film and written accounts of local Indigenous stories in tourism; and critically review the Story Audit Tool as applied in the pilot projects at Groote Eylandt and Hermannsburg.

by Diana James and Joc Schmiechen

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Enriching the Experience: An Indigenous Tourism Story Audit Tool

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This project explores a range of issues relating to the collection, analysis and evaluation of visitor satisfaction information with a view to creating operational benchmarks and decisions processes that can guide and address managerial action. The key outcome of this study is the alignment of visitor satisfaction against the organisational missions and objectives as the criteria for judging visitor satisfaction. This study also provides a methodology for developing service benchmarks and ‘dissatisfaction’ tolerance levels for various operational objectives the organisation may be pursuing.

by Shameem Ali

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Indigenous Cultural Tourism at the Grampians: Benchmarking Visitor Satisfaction at Brambuk—the National Parks and Cultural Centre

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This scoping study seeks to provide an overview of current Indigenous cultural tourism in the Wet Tropics region of north-eastern Australia, and examines both the opportunities and impediments for Aboriginal operated tours in the mosaic of rural landscapes and protected areas that make up this region. In particular, the study aims to describe and assess enterprises that integrate knowledge of traditional Dyirbal dwellings, camps and building technologies and associated environmental knowledge (ethno-architecture) into cultural tours and experiences.

by Tim O’Rourke and Paul Memmott

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The aim of this research is to examine mainstream and Indigenous tourism operators and key industry stakeholders’ ideas, attitudes and experiences of Indigenous involvement in the tourism industry. In addition, the research was used to gauge perceived opportunities for further Indigenous tourism development.

by Noah Nielsen, Jeremy Buultjens and Deborah Gale

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Tourism Research Australia (TRA) has collected valuable data on Indigenous tourism visitors through its International Visitor Survey (IVS) and National Visitor Surveys (IVS and NVS).

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Indigenous Tourism in Australia: Profiling the Domestic Market

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Indigenous Interests in Safari Hunting and Fishing Tourism in the Northern Territory

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Detailed review of tourism management issues in regard to guided sport fishing and commercial safari hunting ventures conducted on Aboriginal lands in the Top End of the Northern Territory.

by Lisa Palmer

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Indigenous Interests in Safari Hunting and Fishing Tourism in the Northern Territory

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