Viewing entries posted in July 2015
Ecotourism Australia Business Member, The Superpod, has recently been recognised with a coveted Good Design Award®, coming home with an award in the Hardware and Building category. The Good Design Awards are Australia’s oldest and most prestigious award for excellence in design and innovation. The Awards showcase superior examples of good design across a broad range of industries and design disciplines and has its origins dating back to 1958. There are seven main categories represented with more than 25 sub-categories, representing one of the most comprehensive design awards in the world.
Last year Ecotourism Australia’s certified businesses combined annual revenue reached over a billion dollars for the first time. This year the total has reached $1.11B!
Ecotourism Australia’s ECO certification program has been Approved by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), as one of the first tourism certification programs in the world to meet the compliance requirements of the GSTC Approval Manual.
Advanced Ecotourism, ROC and Climate Action certified operator, Straddie Camping, has unveiled two ‘first‐of‐a-kind’ EcoShacks at Amity Point Camping Ground on North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah), with the first guests welcomed on the 1st of July. The EcoShacks bring a new and unique ‘glamping’ accommodation experience to Straddie.
Uluru Kata-Tjuta National Park is an iconic part of Australia. The Uluru Board of Management is calling for Expressions of Interest for new tourism and commercial activities within the park.
You are invited to take advantage of a unique opportunity to invest in one of the world’s most recognised locations.
Do you have a big idea for an innovative and sustainable visitor experience or commercial activity within the park? If so, the Uluru Board wants to hear it!
They are looking for fresh, exciting and engaging visitor experiences and commercial activities that complement existing operations. You can be a part of showcasing this special place to the world, while protecting the park’s natural and cultural values and benefiting the Anangu traditional owners.
Entries for the next round of National Geographic's renowned World Legacy Awards are NOW OPEN!
Ecotourism Australia certified operator, Fun Over Fifty Pty Ltd, this month officially launched its innovative carbon reduction program with their first Green Guest Policy traveller aboard. The Green Guest Policy (coined GGP) was created to manage sustainable tourism with a highly innovative and different approach, by presenting to the customer an option where “it costs less to contribute.”
In July last year Ecotourism Australian launched our audit partnership with Conservation Volunteers Australia. Since that time the extensive audit program has rolled out across the country and to date, 67 audits of certified operators have been completed across Victoria, the Northern Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, and Tasmania, with more planned!