Friday June 5th marks World Environment Day, the United Nations’ main event for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment. This year's theme is "Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care.", highlighting that the well-being of mankind, the environment, and the functioning economy, ultimately depend on the responsible management of the planet's natural resources.
Congratulations to Bike It N Hike It for achieving Ecotourism certification for their two-day and multi-day cycling and hiking tours of Victoria's iconic countryside:
The Western Australian Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW) has just launched a fantastic new smartphone app that enables users to plan their outdoor adventures with the tap of a finger.
The Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) 2015 is fast approaching, set to take place in Melbourne from the 21st to the 25th of June, and Ecotourism Australia is pleased to see that our members make up one in every five sellers attending the event.
Tri-State Safaris is an award winning, Advanced Ecotourism and Climate Action certified 4WD tour company based in Broken Hill, Outback NSW, providing a unique experience to Broken Hill, surrounding outback NSW and National Parks and as far as The Kimberley's. The successful business is now up for sale, opening a door to a fantastic opportunity for a 4WD enthusiast, existing tour operator looking to expand its portfolio or family or business partners looking for a tree change.
Advanced Ecotourism and Climate Action Leader certified operator, Jungle Adventures Cape Tribulation (also known as Jungle Surfing), have opened to the public the world's first "Human Hamster Wheel" interactive cable lift as part of their Jungle Surfing Canopy Tour. The innovative and sustainable cable lift acts as a treadmill, using man-power to winch guests into the treetops for their Jungle Surfing adventure.
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?"