Management Change in Kakadu Tourism Spots Can Boost Indigenous Employment

The Kakadu National Park region has received a boost for both travellers and locals alike after it was announced that Accor will take over the management of the Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel and the Cooinda Lodge Kakadu.

The hotel and resort are operated by Kakadu Tourism (formerly Gagudju Dreaming), an Indigenous-owned eco-certified tourism company that operates in Kakadu.

Chris Sedgwick, Vice President Operations Queensland & Northern Territory for Accor (far left) and Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel General Manager, Daniel Lukritz (far right)

Chris Sedgwick, Vice President Operations Queensland & Northern Territory for Accor (far left) and Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel General Manager, Daniel Lukritz (far right)

 

Accor will implement its Indigenous Employment Program as well as their Reconciliation Action Plan which will encourage the employment of the local Indigenous people, fostering a more harmonious relationship between tourism in the region and the original land owners.

The Crocodile Hotel, which sports an iconic crocodile shape for the hotel design, features extensive business and leisure facilities to cater for both holiday-makers and business conferences alike.

The hotel is located two and half hours south-east of Darwin in Jabiru, which is completely surrounded by the iconic and pristine Kakadu National Park.

The Kakadu Lodge Cooinda, managed by Accor

The Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, managed by Accor

The Cooinda Lodge is south-west of Jabiru and offers more relaxed accommodation options including a caravan park and close proximity to Yellow Water Billabong.

For more infomation; Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, priced from $207 per room per night. Call 1800 65 65 65 or visit www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-9616-mercure-kakadu-crocodile-hotel/index.shtml

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