On Earth Day, TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel Website, has formally announced that it has extended its successful TripAdvisor GreenLeaders™ programme into Australia and New Zealand.
Congratulations to Boat Club Adventure Cruises for achieving Ecotourism Certification for its tours; Whale Watch Cruise, Mary River Cruise, Great Sandy Straits Cruise and Activity Cruise.
Geelong, Victoria will play host to Australia's third National Wildlife Tourism Conference later this year, with this years conference theme "Wildlife Tourism: A Force for Biodiversity Conservation and Local Economies?"
Towards the end of last year, Advanced Ecotourism and Climate Action certified Tri State Safaris started a campaign to collect second-hand eye glasses to donate to local people of the Yasawa Island of Fiji. Over the past five months, they have collected over 60 pairs of specs and handed over their first donation to Vinaka Fiji.
Saturday 28th of March saw Earth Hour 2015 - a global event where everyone is encouraged to switch off their lights from 8:30pm to 9:30pm in the worlds largest grassroots movement for the environment. The Ecotourism Australia team participated by switching off their homes for the hour!
Congratulations to the Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living (MCSL) for achieving Advanced Ecotourism Certification for their self and guided tours, workshops and community centre.
Ecotourism certified Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat has been recognised for their ongoing efforts in environmental activity, habitat restoration and regeneration through recently being awarded full registration for their "Land for Wildlife" program by the Gold Coast City Council.