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ECOTOURISM PHD UPDATE: XIMENA PARTICIPATES IN GSTC TRAINING COURSE

27 July 2020 | 0 Comments

Ximena Alvis is one of the four candidates of the Ecotourism Australia – University of Queensland PhD scholarships, working on the sustainable destinations topic. Ximena just finished the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) as part of her PhD’s research phase and shares her thoughts on this course that she says offers practical insights and effective steps to help participants improve their sustainability practices.

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WELCOMING MINDFUL TRAVEL SOLUTIONS, OUR NEWEST BUSINESS MEMBER!

23 July 2020 | 0 Comments

Mindful Travel Solutions is a small travel agency with a difference. Under the motto of ‘by travelling the world, we can make a world of difference,’ this company, run by passionate traveller Amanda, focuses on providing travel memories that last a lifetime while preserving the things travellers love most about the places they visit – the people, animals and environment.

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WELCOMING YARRA RIVER CRUISES TO THE ECOTOURISM AUSTRALIA FAMILY

15 July 2020 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to Yarra River Cruises for achieving ECO Certification at the Ecotourism level.

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OFF THE BEATEN TRACK: DISCOVERING AUSTRALIA’S REMOTE ECO EXPERIENCES

29 June 2020 | 0 Comments

With a landmass of more than 7.6 million square kilometres, Australia is the planet’s sixth largest country and therefore has a great variety of landscapes to explore. The country’s vastness also means that travelling to the next destination can mean we have to spend quite a bit of time on the road.

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NEWLY CERTIFIED ECO EXPERIENCES ON FRASER ISLAND

26 June 2020 | 0 Comments

Located on the world’s largest sand island is the newly certified operator Fraser Experience Tours. This Australian family-owned business has been offering guided tours for over 20 years and has just achieved Ecotourism Certification for its  1 Day Experience Tours, 1 Day Hummer Tour,  1 Day Fantastic Fraser Island Tour and Custom Tours.

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45% OF ECOTOURISM AUSTRALIA MEMBERS CERTIFIED FOR 10+ YEARS

25 June 2020 | 0 Comments

A focus on sustainability is not new to Australia’s nature-based tourism sector, with almost half of Ecotourism Australia certified operators now certified for a decade or longer.

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INSIGHT AUSTRALIA TRAVEL JOINS ECOTOURISM AUSTRALIA BUSINESS COMMUNITY

17 June 2020 | 0 Comments

Ecotourism Australia welcomes its newest Business Member, Insight Australia Travel. Insight Australia Travel is a Sydney-based, 100% Australian focussed, boutique style inbound tour operator that specialises in group travel, special interest groups and cruise ship excursions. 

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BAREFOOT TOURS ACHIEVES A HAT TRICK OF CERTIFICATION

9 June 2020 | 0 Comments

You know an operator is committed to the principles of ecotourism when they achieve Advanced Ecotourism, Climate Action Business and Respecting our Culture (ROC) certification all on their first attempt. We are very proud to welcome Cairns-based Barefoot Tours to the Ecotourism Australia family!

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NATURE: YOU NEED IT MORE THAN YOU MIGHT REALISE

5 June 2020 | 0 Comments

Needing to self-isolate over the past few weeks has forced most of us to stay at home. While spending time indoors can be used productively for all sorts of tasks, a lot of us are excited about getting back outdoors to breath in some fresh air and feel the sun on our skin.

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