At first it seems like a great idea to incorporate Aboriginal art and Indigenous tourism, however, it does contain certain disadvantages apart from obvious advantages. Advantages: As per the increased rate of indigenous tourism it can be forecasted that this incorporation might result in improved economic conditions. This will ultimately generate employment opportunities on a bigger scale. The cultural heritage will become a source of recognition for the people in all over the world and will last for longer. Disadvantages: It requires huge investment at the private and public level. The incorporation cannot be done without the government support which might increase the political interference. Aboriginal art contain certain ethical and manufacturing issues which if not resolved on time can result in affecting the indigenous tourism as well (Acker, 2008). What are the key issues facing Indigenous tourism in Victoria? Discuss. The indigenous tourism in Victoria is pretty successful yet it is facing certain issues which are needed to be resolved in order to make its success consistent. Following are the most commonly faced issues by the Indigenous tourism in Victoria (Victoria's Aboriginal Tourism Development Plan 2006-2009, 2006): The market size for the indigenous tourism in not very well defined which creates problems in analyzing the tourists’ interests. New businesses are not supported by the public or the private sectors which makes it difficult to fully cater the needs of the customers.
Government provides very little financial support which leads to lack of funds for further development. Public or private units operating in the aboriginal sector are not having good exposure. The information about the tourism is not spread on a large scale which makes it difficult for the tourist to search for it. SECTION B In Australian regions with little if any tourism product, how may Indigenous tourism be a means of developing the tourism economy? The biggest and the strongest indigenous tourism product that Australia has are their aboriginal art and craft. This might prove to be a successful means in developing the tourism economy of the country in a way that their art and craft heritage is completely different from the rest of the world. It has the reflections of their myths and legends which adds a substantial amount of great experiences in to the tourist’s record. It can prove to be a good marketing strategy for the tourism economy as aboriginal arts and crafts are the competitive advantages of Australia. In addition to this the indigenous tourism is expanding and developing rapidly throughout the world and the interest shown by the tourist suggests that it will be the major source of developing the tourism economy in future. Indigenous tourism does not only give tourist the pleasure of traveling rather it is a whole learning experience which is greatly encouraged in the recent times (Australian Indigenous cultural heritage, 2012). SECTION C Compare and contrast your experiences of our visit to the two Aboriginal tourism sites during our recent Field Trip. What recommendations would you offer to improve the visitor experience at these sites? Recently we had an exciting field trip to the Lal Falls in addition to Aboriginal tourism sites including Aboriginal rock art site at Langi Ghiran, Buangor and Kirrit Bareet Aboriginal centre. The first Aboriginal site was rock art site at