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We are very pleased to announce that 63 awards at the recent 2016 State Tourism Awards were won by our eco certified members and operators (some members won multiple awards!). Over the last couple of weeks each state has hosted their 2016 National Tourism awards night, selecting one gold winner and in some cases silver and bronze medallists in an array of different categories such as Major Tourist Attractions, Cultural Tourism, Adventure Tourism and last but not least, Ecotourism.
Congratulations to Palace Adventures on Achieving Ecotourism Certification!
Affordable Yacht Charters (AYC) have achieved Ecotourism Certification for Townsville Whale Watching (TWW) and their outstanding commitment to marine tourism in the Palm Islands.
Overnight sailing tour Whitehaven Adventures has achieved our highest ECO certification - Advanced Ecotourism - for their commitment to nature conservation and interpretation in the Whitsunday Islands.
On lands occupied by the Nywaigi Aboriginal people for more than 45,000 years, Mungalla Aboriginal Tours shares the history of the area around Ingham, Tropical North Queensland from pre-contact days through to the recent return of the land to the traditional owners. Tours showcase Mungalla Station’s mixed Aboriginal, South Sea Islander and European heritage, providing modern insights into Indigenous culture through powerful, tragic and inspiring stories.
Congratulations to Mandigalbay Yidinji Eco Cultural Tours (MYECT) in achieving Nature and Respecting our Culture (ROC) Certifications!
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.