$200,000 for cultural tourism

first_img$200,000 for cultural tourism Minister for Tourism Industry Development and Innovation and Minister for Sport The Honourable Stirling HinchliffeThe Palaszczuk Government has announced $200,000 in new funding to support Indigenous festivals, events and jobs for the Year of Indigenous Tourism.Tourism Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said applications for event funding were now open.“This is an excellent opportunity to develop existing and new Indigenous tourism experiences and encourage even more visitors to make Queensland their destination of choice,” Mr Hinchliffe said.“With COVID-19 disrupting tourism in 2020, the Palaszczuk Government has extended the Year of Indigenous Tourism to the end of 2021.“The Year of Indigenous Tourism Festivals and Events Fund is putting $200,000 on the table to showcase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture to help tourism rebuild stronger.“We’re looking to invest in innovative events and festivals that encourage off-season tourism and help local communities to thrive.”Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Craig Crawford said over five years, Indigenous tourism had increased by 6.4 per cent.“More than 472,000 visitors have immersed themselves in the world’s oldest living cultures, right here in Queensland,” Mr Crawford said.“Not only do Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander festivals and events attract visitors seeking unique cultural experiences, they deliver jobs and boost local economies.“As more visitors seek out cultural experiences, Queensland is in a great position to be Australia’s leading destination for Indigenous tourism.”The $200,000 Year of Indigenous Tourism Festivals and Events Fund is coordinated by Tourism and Events Queensland. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Aboriginal, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Australia, coronavirus, covid-19, culture, Government, Indigenous, jobs, Minister, Palaszczuk, QLD, Queensland, Stirling, tourism, worldlast_img read more