Arnhem Land plan could open the door on Indigenous tourism


first_imgHard to reach areas of Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory may be opened to tourism, under a new ethical tourism plan that aims to create economic development for the region and its Yolgnu people.Currently, Arnhem Land cannot be reached without a permit and the area is restricted only to a small number of cultural tours, The Guardian reported.However, the Lirrwi Tourism corporation unveiled the plan to relax entry rules at the indigenous Garma Festival last Sunday.Lirrwi Tourism chairman Djawa Burarrwanga said that the corporation wanted to create 50 new indigenous  businesses (including tour companies) that will employ up to 1ooo Yolgnu people by 2032.Mr Burarrwanga  said that future tours for visitors may be divided along gender lines as they already are and that tours would help benefit Yolgnu families involved.Tours for men could include making and fishing with spears and tours for women could include learning about bush medicines and local crafts.Source = ETB News: Tom Nealelast_img

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