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Enhancing the Community | Intrepid Travel

Intrepid Travel partnered with PwC Indigenous Consulting (PIC), Welcome to Country, and the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA) to develop a national mentoring program for First Nations tourism businesses in Australia. The program provides demand-driven training, mentoring, and a pathway to market for First Nations businesses, with Intrepid contributing its tourism expertise, knowledge modules, and distribution pathways.

Societal Value Created

  1. The program aims to create long-term outcomes such as viable and sustainable First Nations businesses, contributing to closing the gap in youth employment and strong economic participation of First Nations people and communities.
  2. It also seeks to foster a greater understanding of First Nations cultures in the wider community through the growth of the First Nations tourism sector.

Business Value Created

  1. Intrepid gains access to First Nations products for its tours, providing its staff with learning and engagement opportunities through volunteering and cultural training.
  2. The program creates an income stream for Intrepid by valuing its knowledge and training, allowing the company to reinvest in reconciliation and other impact activities, and providing a model for scaling the program globally.