Viewing entries posted in May 2015
Friday June 5th marks World Environment Day, the United Nations’ main event for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment. This year's theme is "Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care.", highlighting that the well-being of mankind, the environment, and the functioning economy, ultimately depend on the responsible management of the planet's natural resources.
Congratulations to Bike It N Hike It for achieving Ecotourism certification for their two-day and multi-day cycling and hiking tours of Victoria's iconic countryside:
The Western Australian Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW) has just launched a fantastic new smartphone app that enables users to plan their outdoor adventures with the tap of a finger.
The Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) 2015 is fast approaching, set to take place in Melbourne from the 21st to the 25th of June, and Ecotourism Australia is pleased to see that our members make up one in every five sellers attending the event.
Tri-State Safaris is an award winning, Advanced Ecotourism and Climate Action certified 4WD tour company based in Broken Hill, Outback NSW, providing a unique experience to Broken Hill, surrounding outback NSW and National Parks and as far as The Kimberley's. The successful business is now up for sale, opening a door to a fantastic opportunity for a 4WD enthusiast, existing tour operator looking to expand its portfolio or family or business partners looking for a tree change.
Leonie Bowles, Ecotourism Australia's Project Officer, has received the prestigious Young Talents Award at the 2015 World Tourism Forum (WTF) in Lucerne, Switzerland. The award recognised the quality of her paper “The role of ethics, values and vision in ecotourism operators’ leadership”, and her overall leadership skills and abilities.