‘Eco,’ ‘green,’ ‘environmentally-friendly’ and ‘sustainable’: many of us look for terms like these when we travel because they fit with our values and signal that we’re making responsible decisions. But what do you do when a business labels itself ecotourism yet its practices fly in the face of environmental sustainability?
Congratulations to Lagoons 1770 Resort & Spa for achieving Ecotourism certification as an accommodation provider in the stunning Southern Barrier Reef town of Seventeen Seventy!
Wildlife Coast Cruises’ Winter Whale Cruise is now Advanced Ecotourism certified, marking its outstanding commitment to nature conservation and interpretation.
Australia’s greatest natural wonder, the Great Barrier Reef, has suffered the worst mass coral bleaching event in its history. The impacts are serious, but recent underwater surveys show that parts of the world’s ‘largest living thing’ are resilient, giving hope for the recovery of affected areas. And the tourism industry, with an enormous stake in the health of the Great Barrier Reef, can help shape its future.
Ecotourism Australia is excited to welcome our newest business member, Doepel Marsh Architects.
Whale watching season is finally upon us and this year is set to be a great one with whale numbers on the rise! Perhaps because of this, whale watching tours are also growing making it more and more important for whale watchers to opt for certified tour operators! ECO certified operators are guaranteed to manage tours with a greater concern for wildlife and their environment.
Congratulations to SEABOB Jet Australia for achieving Ecotourism certification.
Congratulations to Whitsunday Jetski Tours for achieving Ecotourism certification!