Our Local and Social Responsibility
We’re privileged to operate in some of Australia’s most sensitive ecosystems and culturally significant locations. The Voyages reputation is built on the philosophy of supporting local communities and people while protecting and enhancing the culture and environment of the places we call home. We’re committed to behaving ethically and operating in a sustainable manner that continues to enhance economic, societal, and environmental values and leaves our planet in better shape. Training and employment, as well as financial and social support, bolster our local communities and enable us to give back to our friends and neighbours.
A vision of commitment
Our mission is to offer visitors enriching experiences while supporting Indigenous communities through employment, development, and business opportunities in tourism.
Anangu Communities Foundation
Established by Voyages in 2003, the Anangu Communities Foundation raises money to fund projects in the Anangu communities of Kaltukatjara, Watarrka, Imanpa, and others within the Ngaanyatijarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) region of central Australia.
Thanks to our guests, staff, and corporate contributions, the Foundation has provided in excess of $1,000,000 for community-initiated projects since 2010.
Training and Employment
We know people join the Voyages team because of the outstanding opportunities we provide to work in a dynamic, fast-growing company and gain hands-on experience across a wide range of fields in the tourism and hospitality industries. We’re proud to offer training and employment opportunities to local residents.
We strive to nurture and share Australia’s sensitive ecological and cultural destinations while protecting them for future generations of visitors to enjoy. Because we feel privileged to operate in such pristine, remote locations, we feel it’s critically important to address local needs and concerns.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Voyages?
Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia is owned by the Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation (ILSC) and manages tourism and resorts on their behalf. We offer experience-based holidays in spectacular wilderness locations in the Red Centre in the Northern Territory, in the East Kimberley of Western Australia and at Mossman Gorge in Tropical North Queensland.
What properties do you operate?
Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia operates Ayers Rock Resort providing a variety of accommodation options for every possible taste and budget - from the award winning 5-star Sails in the Desert, and modern Desert Gardens Hotel, to the self contained Emu Walk Apartments, the authentic Outback Pioneer Hotel and Lodge, and the Ayers Rock Campground, offering powered campsites and air conditioned cabins.
What Makes Voyages Different?
Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia has a strong commitment to social responsibility, all profits from all business activities go towards supporting Indigenous training and employment across Australia.
We are focused on providing guests with enriching, memorable experiences which they would not be able to enjoy anywhere else in Australia. We are also committed to nurturing and sharing Australia's sensitive and complex eco and cultural destinations and also to protecting them so that our guests can continue to enjoy them for years to come.
It is critically important to us that we address local needs and concerns - at Voyages the social and environmental contracts we have created are not an option, they are vital way of life for us as a company and for our partners.
Can you give examples of your environmental initiatives?
We are a recognised leader in sustainable environmental tourism practice. We are committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Through a series of initiatives across our properties we are focusing on energy management - reducing electricity consumption and LPG usage - and waste management techniques to reduce disposal to landfill. We also focus on efficiently managing our water resources and protecting biodiversity - native flora and fauna.