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Cape York Tourism Memorandum of Understanding

Category: Agreement
Date: November 2007
Sub Category:Memorandum of Understanding
Location:North Queensland, Queensland, Australia
According to the TTNQ website (2008), the Tropical North Queensland region includes Cairns, Cairns Beaches and Palm Cove, Port Douglas, the Daintree and Cape Tribulation, Cooktown, the Cape York Peninsula, the Gulf Savannah, Kuranda and the Cairns Highlands and Mission Beach.
Alternative Names:
  • Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Cape York Institute for Policy and Leadership, the Balkanu Cape York Development Corporation Pty Ltd and Tourism Tropical North Queensland
  • Cape York Tourism Partnership Agreement
  • Subject Matter:Collaboration / Partnership | Tourism
    Summary Information:
    A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between the Cape York Institute for Policy and Leadership (the Cape York Institute), the Balkanu Cape York Development Corporation Pty Ltd (Balkanu) and Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) in Cairns in the week beginning 12 November 2007. The MOU establishes a strategic process for the organisations to "work together to create a new world-class tourism destination" (TTNQ, 2007).

    Under the MOU, TTNQ will market Indigenous tourism businesses overseas and develop overseas tourism opportunities, and the Cape York Institute and Balkanu will address issues that have limited the growth of tourism in Cape York and work to create jobs and opportunities there.

    Detailed Information:
    Noel Pearson, the Director of the Cape York Institute, has stated that the partnership "enables our regional organisations to focus on the development of specific tourism products and training of staff, knowing that TTNQ will similarly market those products around the globes. That will in turn give the businesses and their staff realistic expectations of success. It needs to be understood that there is no separate indigenous economy. Indigenous tourism is similarly not just about aboriginal people demonstrating their culture; it's equally about aboriginal people working at all levels in the mainstream tourism industry" (TTNQ, 2007).


    Related Entries

    Organisation
  • Balkanu Cape York Development Corporation Pty Ltd - Signatory
  • Cape York Institute for Policy and Leadership - Signatory

  • References

    General Reference
    ABC News (15 November 2007) Agreement signed to market Indigenous tourism overseas
    Media Release
    Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) (14 November 2007) Historic Cape York Tourism Partnership

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