RT Tours Australia, Alice Springs, NT
Balancing culture and business
Travelling in a responsible way includes respecting your hosts, and their country. Community values, traditions, family and connection to the land are especially important to Indigenous people and this is reflected in the way that they interact with visitors and conduct their tourism businesses. Some cultural considerations may make it challenging for travel planners and travellers, who rely on predetermined fixed itineraries.
With a little knowledge, flexibility and understanding, it is possible to enjoy the enriching aspects of cultural interactions whilst accommodating the cultural values of your hosts. Tourism enables families and communities to stay on their land, in areas where they have their kinship ties. By supporting these entrepreneurs you’ll be helping to provide longevity for their communities and make a valuable contribution to keeping their culture alive.