Aboriginal cultures and indigenous tourism

Zeppel, Heather (2001) Aboriginal cultures and indigenous tourism. In: Douglas, N., Douglas, N., and Derrett, R., (eds.) Special interest tourism: context and cases. John Wiley & Sons, Milton, Queensland, Australia, pp. 232-259.

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[Extract] Worldwide, indigenous peoples are becoming more involved in the tourism industry. Tourism enterprises controlled by indigenous people include cultural attractions, nature-based tours and other tourist-oriented facilities or services. This chapter examines indigenous involvement in tourism through indigenous operators and providers or tourism experiences, with the main focus on Aboriginal tourism in Australia.

This chapter begins by defining indigenous peoples and indigenous tourism and considers that select indigenous groups are progressing from ethnic to indigenous tourism. The chapter then reviews Aboriginal tourism in Australia, including recent Aboriginal tourism strategies, tourist promotion of Aboriginal culture and research on Aboriginal tourism. Critical issues for developing Aboriginal tourism businesses arc discussed and the chapter concludes that, in Australia, Aboriginal groups are advancing from ethnic to indigenous tourism; from being exotic: tourist attractions to controlling tourism on Aboriginal lands and owning tourism enterprises.

Item ID: 14334
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 0-471-42171-5
Keywords: Aboriginal cultures; Indigenous tourism
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Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2017 23:44
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150603 Tourism Management @ 100%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900302 Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism @ 100%
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