alexa Real (or) Staged? Authenticity and Cultural Portrayal in Indigenous Tourism
ISSN: 2167-0269

Journal of Tourism & Hospitality
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Research Article

Real (or) Staged? Authenticity and Cultural Portrayal in Indigenous Tourism

Kithiia J1* and Reilly S2

1School for Field Studies (SFS), Yungaburra, Australia

2Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California, USA

Corresponding Author:
Kithiia J
School for Field Studies (SFS)
Yungaburra, Australia
Tel: 978-741-3567 0
E-mail: jkithiia@fieldstudies.org, justuskithiia@gmail.com

Received Date: March 13, 2016; Accepted Date: May 03, 2016; Published Date: May 13, 2016

Citation: Kithiia J, Reilly S (2016) Real (or) Staged? Authenticity and Cultural Portrayal in Indigenous Tourism. J Tourism Hospit 5:213. doi:10.4172/2167-0269.1000213

Copyright: © 2016 Kithiia J, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

 

Abstract

This study examined the perceptions of authenticity in cultural portrayals by both visitors and indigenous tourism operators in Far North Queensland. Surveys were administered over a two week period to indigenous tour operators and visitors at six locations throughout the region. The results showed that tourists place a high value on authenticity and the majority of them who had participated in an indigenous experience were satisfied with its level of authenticity. The study further found that the use of theatrical effects in cultural presentations was viewed negatively by tourists. A few indigenous tour operators were found to place a higher premium on maintaining the pride of their community’s cultural values, rather than work collaboratively with external corporations to provide titillating, but barely authentic, tourism experiences. The overwhelming consensus from all those interviewed was that, players in the indigenous tourism market are still grappling with how they could appeal to a broad range of tourists without losing authenticity in their presentation of culture. The solution is likely to be found in local capacity building and multi-stakeholder engagement, not least the involvement of governing authorities and the mainstream tourism sector.

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