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Aboriginal Tourism Australia Announcements

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Announcements from Aboriginal Tourism Australia
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Aboriginal Tourism Australia Welcomes New Board Member

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Kakadu tour operator Mandy Muir was elected to the board of Aboriginal Tourism Australia (ATA) at the recent Annual General Meeting held in Cairns. Mandy owns and operates one of Kakadu

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The 2007 Corroboree Indigenous Tourism Expo is a spectacular celebration of Australia

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Business Development Symposium

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Since launching in 2002, the increasingly successful ATA Business Development Symposium continues to provide Indigenous tourism operators with practical information and skills to strengthen and improve their business operations, achieve long-term business sustainability and meet international travel industry standards. An annual event, the 2007 ATA Business Development Symposium for Indigenous Tourism Operators will be conducted in Sydney, from Tuesday 6 February to Friday 8 February. This will culminate in the 2007 Corroboree Indigenous Tourism Expo, to be held at the Sydney Opera House on Friday 9 February. Aligned with the Respecting Our Culture Tourism Certification Program (ROC), this residential conference includes workshops and discussion groups that enable participants to further develop or complete their ROC Certification application, as well as provide vital networking opportunities. The Symposium allows businesses and/or tour operators at various stages of development to receive credit towards a tourism qualification through the William Angliss Institute of TAFE. Presented by guest speakers, topics of interest include Risk Management, Customer Service, Operational Management, Tour Preparation Skills, Industry Relations, Health and Safety, Marketing and Pricing. Highly acclaimed Planeta.com website founder and editor, Ron Mader will be a keynote speaker at the 2007 ATA Business Development Symposium.

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Corroboree Indigenous Tourism Expo

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The Sydney Opera House will come alive on Friday 9 February for the second major Corroboree Indigenous Tourism Expo. Celebrating Australia

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Specialist Indigenous Community Art Exhibition

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Hosted by the respected Hogarth Galleries, the Specialist Indigenous Community Art Exhibition officially opens in the Utzon Room at the world-renowned Sydney Opera House at 5.00pm on Thursday, February 8. The official opening will include a performance of traditional Aboriginal dance by the Nunukal Yuggera Aboriginal Dancers and contemporary dance by the Bawai Dance Company. The Baiwa Dance Company performance is renowned for its fusion of contemporary and traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance that utilises the creative use of vocal harmony, rhythm and traditional stories.
This rare showing will capture the essence of Indigenous culture and is further testament to the worldwide acclaim and recognition that Australian Aboriginal art is noted for.
The Specialist Indigenous Community Art Exhibition will provide an opportunity to meet with a guest artist and be captivated by the stories behind the art. Floor Talks will be held throughout the day. As many of the Indigenous tourism operators participating in the 2007 Corroboree Indigenous Tourism Expo have a rich arts component, the exhibition demonstrates how these individuals integrate art and its significance, as part of their operations.
It is through their artistic expression and operations that they are able to share their passion for Australia

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Respecting Our Culture (ROC) Program presented in Oslo

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At the recent Global Ecotourism Conference hosted by The International Ecotourism Society in Oslo, Aboriginal Tourism Australia Chairperson Lois Peeler delivered a presentation on the Respecting Our Culture (ROC)Indigenous Certification Program. Ms. Peeler reinforced that the fundamental concept of the ROC Program is the Indigenous connection to the land and cultural heritage issues.

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Respecting Our Culture (ROC) Indigenous Certification Progra

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Globally, Indigenous cultural heritage is of perpetual significance, creating and maintaining links with the people and the land. The Respecting Our Culture (ROC) Indigenous Certification Program is the first certification program in the world to address these Indigenous cultural heritage protocols in association with tourism businesses, and is proving to be an important role model for sustainable Indigenous tourism worldwide.

An initiative of Aboriginal Tourism Australia (ATA), this vital and strategic program assists the development of authentic cultural tourism experiences that primarily protect the integrity of Indigenous cultures while providing broad-based, sustainable tourism development opportunities for Indigenous communities.

http://www.rocprogram.com

http://www.aboriginaltourism.com.au/tou ... 4453474948

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