We are proud to announce that Ecotourism Australia board member and leading ecotourism industry spokesman, Peter Cochrane, has been elected to represent Oceania for a four-year term on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Governing Council.
Ecotourism Australia is pleased to announce that Australian GeoTours has joined our membership as a new Business Member.
Ecotourism Australia welcomes Safe Hands Insurance to our Business Membership.
Guest news story, courtesy of Jenny Lawrence at Gippsland High Country Tours.
As part of our commitment to Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism, Gippsland High Country Tours believes that our tour experiences should give something back to local communities and most importantly to the environments we visit.
The tourism industry is largely dependent on water. Accommodation providers, in particular, depend on large quantities of water to run showers, swimming pools, irrigation systems and so on. Consequently, a medium to large hotel in Australia, for example, uses around 79,000 litres per day, equating roughly to the same amount of water needed to fill 29 Olympic-sized pools each year.
Kayak and Bike tour operator, Region X has achieved Advanced, Climate Action Business (CA) and Respecting Our Culture Certification (ROC) for their commitment to conserve and interpret local natural and cultural heritage, and take action against Climate Change.
Are you a nature lover? Are you passionate about sustainability? Do you want to enter the world of nature-based tourism? Ecotourism Australia’s (EA) internship program is a great opportunity to learn from a leading ecotourism organisation.
Congratulations to Down Under Cruise and Dive and The Adventure Company on their Advanced Certification!
Down Under Cruise and Dive (DUCD) and The Adventure Company (TAC) have achieved Advanced Certification, for practicing outstanding nature conservation and interpretation.