Viewing entries posted in July 2016
Congratulations to Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari for achieving Ecotourism certification!
Congratulations to Palm Bay Resort for achieving ECO certification! The resort is now certified at the Ecotourism level, our middle tier certification. Ecotourism certification means that the operator’s nature-based tourism offering consistently delivers a quality tourism experience that follows sustainable practices, with an exceptional commitment to protecting the environment.
Climate change, greenhouse gas emissions and the effects of global warming are a fact. A large portion of industries contribute to these emissions, some more than others, and likewise, some are affected more than others. Tourism is both.
‘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.