“Excellence in Indigenous Tourism is core to our vision at Ayers Rock Resort and to receive recognition for the achievement of this at the highest level in Australia is not only very gratifying but is a key endorsement of our success,” said Andrew Williams, Voyages Chief Executive Officer.
As well as free daily Indigenous visitor activities that include spear and boomerang throwing lessons, cultural dance performances and more, the award was also given for noteworthy accomplishments in indigenous training and development.
“The commitment shown by the Voyages team at Uluru to Indigenous employment and training is commendable, as is the willingness they’ve shown to continually invest in improving their tourism product,” said Tourism Australia managing director John O’Sullivan.
He continued to say that Ayers Rock Resort merited its award for providing visitors with genuine Indigenous experiences. “I’m a firm believer in getting out of things what you put in and, for me, Ayers Rock Resort is an outstanding example of Indigenous tourism at its best.”