Tourism And The Economic Impact Of Tourism In Australia

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Research By observing this web of law and continuous change through numerous referendums, we can begin to grasp an understanding of the hesitancy displayed in mandating professional standards within not only the tourism industry, but most public services regarding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Although it is a precarious subject, there have been many studies conducted regarding the economic impacts of tourism on some of Australia’s Indigenous communities. Mainly, the studies have been conducted in Uluru, the Northern Territory, East Kimberley, and Western Australia (***Altman 1987, Central Land Council et al 1987), as well as others involving tourism in Kakadu National Park, Victoria and Kuranda, and Queensland, and its sociocultural impacts on local Aboriginal peoples (file:///C:/Users/Balder/Downloads/PDF%20-%20Thesis%20(1).pdf). Through these studies, it has been found that although environmental, social, and cultural costs may override the economic benefits of tourism, Altman (1989) found that the economic impact of tourism in the Northern Territory was constructive, but it seemed to depend on local ownership of tourism enterprises and further reliance on employment opportunities. This tends to be difficult for Aboriginal people due to a lack of funds, and can result in major hurdles trying to raise capital to fund these projects (Altman 1989). Moreover, when an Aboriginal community is able to begin a tourist enterprise, it tends to distribute funds
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