The Queensland First Nations Tourism Council (QFNTC) is the recently established independent peak industry body for First Nations Tourism in Queensland. A non-profit, membership-based association, the QFNTC supports the growth and elevation of Queensland's First Nations tourism sector.
Whether you are an Indigenous-owned business or have an interest in advancing First Nations tourism and forming connections within this developing industry sector, we invite you to learn more about the peak body.
The history of QFNTC
The independent peak body officially launched in June 2022 to serve as a collective voice and advocate for First Nations tourism in Queensland.
The concept of forming a dedicated peak industry body for First Nations tourism was first raised in 2017 at QTIC's First Nations tourism conference, Destination IQ, where event participants called for the development of an Indigenous tourism strategy. From this discussion, the Queensland First Nations Tourism Plan 2020 - 2025 was produced, with the establishment of an independent peak body for First Nations tourism forming an integral pillar of the strategic Plan.
While the establishment of the QFNTC has been facilitated by QTIC, the not-for-profit association exists as an independent and separate entity to QTIC. The peak industry body serves its members, stakeholders, and First Nations tourism as a wholly independent industry body.