Ben has been working with Voyages now for over 10 years , holding various general management and resort management roles across Australia including Kings Canyon Resort , Ayer’s Rock (Uluru) Resort , Home Valley Station in the Kimberley .
Currently the General Manger of Mossman Gorge Centre in Far North Queensland ,one of the most successful and awarded Cultural based tourism and training centres in Australia. Ben has been involved in the extremely successful training academies for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in all three of the Voyages Properties right across Australia and is extremely passionate for the opportunities Tourism presents for Indigenous Australians in the future.
Rosanna Angus is a proud Bardi – Jawi woman from Ardyaloon Community in the Kimberley. Currently serving as Chairperson for Kooljaman Cape Leveque, Rosanna is passionate about tourism and the opportunities tourism can provide to benefit Community through both economic development and the promotion of Culture.
Rosanna has been involved in some way or other in tourism for her entire adult life. She has been a Cultural tour guide on Coral Princess Cruises, educated school and university groups on bush tucker and bush medicine and she is now developing a business – Rosanna’s Cultural Talks, that will assist tourists to understand the local history and living culture of Cape Leveque and Surrounding areas.
The 8th national Australian Indigenous Tourism Conference (AITC) 2016
9 – 11 March 2016
Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre
Bunbury, Western Australia
“Since the inaugural event in 2004, the aim is to hold the conference in regions around Australia to showcase the diversity of Aboriginal culture in Australia and celebrate the achievements made in the tourism industry. Although the South West Geographe Margaret River region is known for gourmet food and wine experiences, it’s also rich in its cultural history and experiences”
Australian Indigenous Tourism Conference 2016
“Walking Together – Building Sustainable Futures”
Youth | Environment | Culture |Business of Tourism
The 8th AITC will bring together Aboriginal tourism representatives, businesses and organisations from Australia and overseas to discuss the opportunities and challenges within the industry through plenary sessions and presentations by industry leaders in the field.