Year of Indigenous Tourism 2021

We are excited to announce the extension of the Year of Indigenous Tourism to 2021.

Background about 2020 Year of Indigenous Tourism

To celebrate this monumental year, QTIC is increasing the focus on Indigenous elements in all our yearly events and projects. On this page, you will find all the current Indigenous news, events, and stories that occur throughout the year in the tourism industry.

We are committed to improving Indigenous participation in the tourism industry, and coordinate a number of programs and offer a range of resources to assist businesses in the recruitment and retention of Indigenous employees including:

For more information on our Indigenous Programs, please email our Indigenous Programs Manager Rhonda Appo on 07 3236 1445 or

Why Does Indigenous Tourism Matter?

  • 12% of all international visitors participated in an Indigenous experience

  • 1 in 6 employed Indigenous people work in tourism

  • Indigenous tourism experiences account for 2 million visitors to Queensland each year

Tourism and Events Queensland released a benchmark report examining the Indigenous tourism sector in Qld. This study is the first of its kind in Queensland and demonstrates how important cultural experiences are to Queensland’s tourism industry both for domestic and international visitors.
Queensland Indigenous Tourism Sector Analysis