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Western Australia Aboriginal Tourism Snapshot

Tourism WA in partnership with the Western Australian Indigenous Tourism Operators Council (WAITOC), commissioned research into the social and economic impacts of Aboriginal tourism businesses in WA.

The research showed that WA’s Aboriginal tourism businesses made a significant contribution to our economy in 2016-17, adding $43.8 million to the Gross State Product.

In addition, the research focused on the multiple social benefits that Aboriginal tourism presents, such as employment, strengthening pride and bringing different cultures together. 

Download the Western Australia Aboriginal Tourism Snapshot.

Visitor Experience and Expectations Research 2017-18

Tourism WA has undertaken research to better understand visitor experiences in Western Australia.

The Visitor Experience and Expectations Research (VEER) 2017-18 explores what people thought of their holiday in WA, whether it met expectations, if it was value for money and if they would recommend a WA holiday to others. It also includes visitor motivations and measures interest and participation in Aboriginal tourism experiences. 

One of the key findings for 2017-18 is Aboriginal tourism in WA continues to be of great interest to visitors (at 82 per cent) however participation levels remain low (at 26 per cent).

Download the full VEER 2017-18 report or alternatively view the VEER 2017-18 results for Aboriginal tourism.

Last Reviewed: 2019-03-20