30 June 2015

Indigenous Tourism: Best Practices for Sustainable Community Partnerships

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As we shared with you last week, the Indigenous Tourism Webinar had been postponed. Please note that the webinar has been rescheduled. You will need to register again to access the rescheduled webinar. Thank you for understanding. There is a strong demand for high-quality, authentic Aboriginal tourism experiences from consumers around the world. Building on our previous webinar, Indigenous Tourism: Time-Honored Traditions of Hospitality (watch the recording), this next level presentation will discuss what makes sustainable indigenous tourism work and how adventure tourism businesses can partner with communities to develop and support authentic indigenous tourism. Join the ATTA and Dr. Sonya Graci for this webinar to learn:

  • What is Indigenous Tourism and why it’s beneficial to the long term sustainable growth of the tourism industry
  • Best practices from several Aboriginal communities worldwide
  • Case studies of successful models and community tourism partnerships with operators
  • How the adventure tourism industry can develop opportunities and support indigenous tourism
  • Questions & Answers session with presenter

Presenter Bio: Dr. Sonya Graci is an Associate Professor at the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Ryerson, University in Toronto, Ontario. She is also the Director of Accommodating Green, a boutique sustainable tourism consultancy.  Dr. Graci has worked on numerous projects around the world related to sustainable tourism development and has focused her attention on community capacity building in Honduras, Indonesia, Canada, Fiji and China. She has a keen interest in working with Aboriginal communities in developing sustainable forms of tourism. She has recently returned from a research trip to New Zealand and Australia to study best practices in Aboriginal tourism. Dr. Graci is the author of two books and several journal articles and industry publications. Her blog at www.accommodatinggreen.com follows her adventures around the world and her quest for best practices in sustainable tourism.