Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia CEO, Grant Hunt, has been recognised for his career efforts, named recently as a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2020 Australia Day Honours List.
Hunt, a long-time advocate for Indigenous Australia and the promotion of its tourism credentials, comes from his decade of service with Voyages Hotels and Resorts from 1996-2006 – a role to which he returned in 2018.
In this role, Hunt has overseen the development of multiple resorts including Longitude 131 and The Lost Camel Hotel at Ayres Rock Resort. Further humanitarian initiatives include the creation of the Mutitjulu Foundation and being a driving force behind the travel industry’s first report on Corporate Social Responsibility. His career has also included time running his own business and continuing as an advocate for nature-based tourism, as well as chairing numerous industry boards including Tourism Tasmania and Tourism Northern Territory.
Hunt said it was a thrill to receive this recognition.
“Tourism plays such a significant part in Australia’s economy and it is very rewarding to contribute to this endlessly challenging and evolving sector.”