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Congratulations to Palace Adventures on Achieving Ecotourism Certification!
In a landmark decision emerging from the 2016 International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress in Hawaii comes a bold commitment to improve standards for ecotourism worldwide. Proposed by the Yale Tropical Resources Institute in collaboration with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, The Wilderness Society Australia, National Parks Australia Council, the International Ecotourism Society and other organisations, the motion "Improving standards in ecotourism" urges IUCN to renew their definition of ecotourism and address the barriers to its effectiveness as a conservation tool.
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Congratulations to Treetops for their recent upgrade to Advanced Ecotourism certification.
Following the launch of their successful Green Guest Policy in 2015, on June 3rd, Fun Over Fifty will kick off their new "Being Seen, Being Green" policy. The aim of this policy is to involve their guests in their mission to become recognised as the most sustainable tour operator in Australia, by partnering with fellow tourism suppliers.
South Australia has just released a strategy and action plan to transform the state's nature-based tourism sector.
The 2015 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards Gala Night took place last Friday, with some of Australia’s best tourism operators on display. Ecotourism Australia was thrilled to see 38 of our members represented, taking home 17 well-earned awards, and making up 22% of all award winners.
Ecotourism Australia would like to wish the best of luck to all 38 of our members who have made it through as finalists in the 2015 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards!
Parks Australia is looking for Expressions of Interest for tourism investments and entrepreneurial ideas on Christmas Island. Christmas Island National Park is famous for its fascinating rainforest and marine life. Unique species, like the Red Crab, and abundant wildlife call the National Park their home. Among birdwatchers, Christmas Island is considered a hidden gem.
It’s that time of year again! Every year around Christmas, people embark on their long awaited and well needed holidays, each year swearing to do things better than the last. May this time you’ll plan ahead, travel more responsibly or seek out a more authentic experience. We’ve thought of eight tips that will help you to keep last year’s resolutions: