Indigenous Tourism & Human Rights in Asia & the Pacific Region
PATA members: Complimentary
Chapter members: US$50
Perhaps the most compelling element of travel is to experience the cultural diversity of our world. As our globe becomes more interconnected, it is increasingly critical to recognise and protect the integrity of the unique and diverse cultures that exist on our planet. Today many global Indigenous communities face varying degrees of pressure and threats, and tourism can play a unique role in preventing the loss of such diversity.
This report aims to advance the discussion on issues relating to human rights and Indigenous tourism:
- To support and maintain Indigenous cultural integrity.
- To ensure equitable benefits are achieved from tourism for Indigenous people.
- To enhance the richness and vitality of tourist experiences for all involved.
The research builds upon the positive contribution of PATA to these issues with the formation of the Larrakia Agreement at the first Pacific Asia Indigenous Tourism Conference held in Darwin in March 2012.