Indigenous representative selected for Tourism committee
RECONCILIATION WEEK 2019
Yesterday marked the beginning of National Reconciliation Week (NRW) which runs annually from 27 May to 3 June.
The 2019 NRW theme is “Grounded in Truth, Walk Together with Courage” with aims to foster positive race relations through relationship must be grounded in a foundation of truth.
William Enoch-Tranby, who works as the Cultural Development Officer for the CaPTA Group, is personifying this ethos.
Mr Enoch-Tranby has recently been selected for the prestigious First Nation Tourism Committee of the Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC), which aims to grow Indigenous tourism in Queensland, telling the true stories and histories of First Nations Peoples.
He said he hoped to bring his knowledge to QTIC to ensure that authentic Indigenous tourism remains a high priority on the Queensland Tourism radar.
“This initiative and committee shows that QTIC are very serious about moving Indigenous tourism along within Queensland, and that this will be an ongoing process,” he said.
Mr Enoch-Tranby will attend committee consultations to discuss opportunities for Indigenous tourism and to develop the First Nations Tourism Potential Plan For Queensland.
He has been involved in local indigenous tourism since he was thirteen years old when he started as a Pamagirri Dancer at the CaPTA Group’s Rainforestation Nature Park.
His two decades in tourism have seen him develop new Indigenous tourism experiences, including Rainforestation’s Pamagirri Rainforest Walkabout.
Further, he has proved to be an inspiring role model, mentoring and guiding both indigenous and non-indigenous youth undertaking a Cert three in tourism.
He is also involved in the Young Tourism Leaders Program, and has visited fifteen schools in the Far North to offer advice on career pathways, drawing from his own success in Indigenous tourism.
CaPTA Group are responsible for businesses including Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Rainforestation Nature Park, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Cairns ZOOm & Wildlife Dome, Tropic Wings Cairns Tours & Charters, Jungle Tours &Trekking, Wooroonooran Safaris, Careers Training Centre and ABC Sales & Maintenance.
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