Last week our Operations Manager, Emily, represented Ecotourism Australia at the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Dialogue Event for Paths to Women's Economic Empowerment in Tourism and Textiles businesses.
Ecotourism Australia certified tourism operators not only focus on environmental and business sustainability, but they also often look at investing time and efforts into giving back to local communities and wildlife.
Geotourism & Australian National Landscapes to present workshop for Enhancing Regional Development Strategies
Geotourism & Australian National Landscapes will be presenting a workshop for Enhancing Regional Development Strategies on 8-10 October in Alice Springs, Northern Territory. See the poster below for more details:
Ecotourism Australia’s 22nd Global Eco Conference will be held at the Sydney Olympic Park on 12 November 2014, the first day of the World Parks Congress (WPC).
Congratulations to Beach, Sand and Land Tours for achieving Nature Tourism certification for their Beach Fishing, 4x4 and Wildflower tours, and Surf School.
Congratulations to Tweed Endeavour Cruises for achieving Nature Tourism Certification for their Tweed River and Rainforest Cruises to Tumbulgum, and Crab Catching Cruises.
Congratulations to Pindan Tours & 4WD Training for achieving Advanced Ecotourism, ROC and Climate Action Business certification. Achieving all three accreditation types is a massive accomplishment and justly represents the outstanding work done by owner/operators Norman and Coralie Bee.
The recent decision by the federal government to abandon the T-QUAL accreditation program has caused confusion within the tourism industry, and in travellers. The decision has raised significant questioning within State and Local governments trying to ‘read’ the federal government’s intent. Is this just a dumping of the previous government’s program or a true stepping away from quality tourism certification programs?
Ecotourism Australia joins the tourism industry in welcoming the new members to the Board of Tourism Australia. Andrew Fairley, Anna Guillan and Tony South bring a diverse and strong set of skills, complemented by hands on and strategic experience, that will lead Tourism Australia as it moves forward within its new policy direction. We are particularly proud to see former Director of Ecotourism Australia, Andrew Fairley, with his wealth of experience in ecotourism, conservation, parks and resort management bringing his extensive knowledge, negotiating skills and depth of understanding to the Board. We congratulate all the new Board appointments and wish them well.