04/05/2021 - 13:00

State pledges $20m for Aboriginal tourism

04/05/2021 - 13:00

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Aboriginal tourism is set to receive $20 million over the next four years as part of a newly announced action plan for the sector.

State pledges $20m for Aboriginal tourism
David Templeman said funding will support the development of authentic Aboriginal experience. Photo: Gabriel Oliveira

Aboriginal tourism is set to receive $20 million over the next four years as part of a newly announced action plan for the sector.

The plan, which was developed in conjunction with Tourism WA and was an election commitment by WA Labor, was announced earlier this morning and will support the development of new Aboriginal tourism experiences and help bring more Aboriginal people into the industry.

Tourism Minister David Templeman said Western Australia was fortunate to have as many Aboriginal tourism operators as it does.

“Research shows incredible demand for Aboriginal experiences - the Tjina Plan will make sure people will get to have that experience they are looking for while they are travelling around WA,” he said.

“This funding will support the development of authentic Aboriginal experiences outlined in the Tjina plan and work towards making our state Australia's top Aboriginal tourism destination.”

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