Māori Tourism shares advices on indigenous capacity creation

 Tuesday, March 21, 2023 


Māori Tourism chair Dale Stephens said that other indigenous tourism communities are eager to pick up instructions from Aotearoa.

Mr. Stephens spoke during last week’s World Indigenous Tourism Conference held in Perth, which attracted 500 representatives from all over the world.

He stated that New Zealand Māori Tourism considered not to market tourism undertakings but to construct ability in the segment and make sure that it balances the mainstream industry.

Mr. Stephens said that many groups also experience threats that Māori have managed their way through, like governments and tourism operators narrating indigenous stories that are not true.

He said that these bodies and nations are looking for assistance regarding how to get their stories altered, to get the right method to deal with indigenous crowds in these areas of the world. Hence, for them to be capable to help out, to demonstrate them how they have moved toward this and the kind of accomplishment they have had in getting their story heard and receiving gratitude for what Māori brings to the tourism segment, has been truly significant, said Mr. Stephens.

Māori Tourism also shared case studies like Murupara’s Kohutapu Lodge, which indicates how projects can involve and reinforce their communities.

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