Tourism WA: Perth to host World Indigenous Tourism Summit in 2020

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Western Australia has been announced as the successful host of the third World Indigenous Tourism Summit in April 2020.

Thanks to a successful bid by the WA Indigenous Tourism Operators Council (WAITOC), with support from the Perth Convention Bureau (PCB) and the State Government through Tourism WA, the summit is expected to attract hundreds of delegates from around Australia and the world.

The summit brings together Indigenous tourism operators and world leaders to discuss economic, environmental, social and political advances and challenges in Indigenous tourism.

It also provides a forum for Indigenous people to share collective wisdom, knowledge and traditions handed down through generations.

The biennial event has previously been held in Canada and New Zealand. The 2018 summit in New Zealand attracted around 250 delegates from around the world.

Aboriginal tourism plays an important part of Tourism WA's two-year action plan which will attract more visitors to Western Australia, encourage them to stay longer, disperse further into the regions and do more while they're here.

Tourism WA in partnership with WAITOC, is working on a number of initiatives to help further grow the sector in the State.

Please see Minister for Tourism Paul Papalia's media statement for more information.

This press release was sourced from Tourism WA on 19-Apr-2018.