For our guests. For our communities.
We believe we have a big opportunity and a big responsibility. We have an opportunity to share some of the most incredible, unforgettable, and enriching holiday experiences on earth with our guests. We have an opportunity to give back to the Indigenous communities in the regions where we operate through training, employment, business, and sharing of their cultures. And we have the opportunity to live, work, and play in some of the most breathtakingly beautiful places on the planet.
We have a responsibility to train and develop an Indigenous workforce, equipping them with the skills they need to pursue rewarding hospitality careers anywhere they choose to go. We have a responsibility to connect with our guests and make sure their holidays with us exceed all their expectations. We have a responsibility to the earth, to nurture and share Australia’s sensitive eco and cultural destinations with visitors, and to operate in a way that’s environmentally sustainable. And we have a responsibility to offer authentic Indigenous experiences that are respectful and supportive of local cultures.
We're up to the challenge.
Voyages is focused on providing guests with enriching, memorable experiences, which they would not be able to enjoy anywhere else in Australia. We're committed to building and sustaining an Indigenous workforce through training, employment and economic development. Our aim is to train and develop more Indigenous staff, enabling them to secure employment in the hospitality industry across Australia. In turn, our guests will enjoy a more "authentic" Indigenous Australian experience. All profits from Voyages business activities go toward building the resort experience and supporting Indigenous training and employment across Australia.
We believe that travel should be an inspiring experience for our guests, as symbolised through our vibrant logo. Inspired by Margaret Smith's painting, Two Sisters, the logo represents the red earth and the sun, with the spiralling stars of the night sky mimicking the shape of sails of the resort, culminating in the central meeting place
Voyages is committed to nurturing and sharing Australia's sensitive eco and cultural destinations, protecting them so that our guests might enjoy them for years to come. Because we feel privileged to operate in remote locations, it is critically important to us that we address local needs and concerns. We have therefore made a commitment to work with local communities via sustainable environmental tourism practice, respecting and supporting local cultures, and offering employment and training to our local communities and people.
The core purpose of Voyages is to create opportunities for Indigenous Australians through Cultural Tourism. A commitment to reconciliation is the driving force behind all Voyages operations and we have captured this commitment by joining Reconciliation Australia’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) program.
Voyages RAP shows the programs and initiatives we have in place to support reconciliation and captures our targets and commitments for 2015-2018. Download our RAP to see how we’ve done so far.
Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation (ILSC), a Corporate Commonwealth entity, established in 1995. The ILSC’s purpose is to assist Indigenous people to acquire and manage land to achieve economic, environmental, social and cultural benefits.
Voyages was acquired by the ILSC in 2011 as part of its purchase of Ayers Rock Resort. All profits from all Voyages business activities go towards supporting Indigenous training and employment across Australia. Our headquarters are located in Sydney, Australia.