It’s happened to the best of us. You’re at a dinner, or an event, and everyone starts talking about a topic you don’t really know enough about, like the latest digital surveillance technology in China* or the most recent episode of The Bachelor. You wish you could contribute to the conversation, but you don’t, because you’d risk giving away that you haven’t been keeping up with the chit chat around the water cooler.
We are absolutely thrilled to welcome The Good Scout Travel Co. to the Ecotourism Australia family.
When a presenter knows enough about a small, Australian marsupial to turn it into a 20-minute business analogy, you know you could only be at an ecotourism event.
For the months of September - November, we'll be posting a series of Humans of the Reef case studies. This case study series will capture the faces and stories of the people who work on our reefs - their day-to-day, their perspectives, their favourite things. In doing this, we want to strengthen awareness about the value of, and threats to, coral reefs and their associated ecosystems and show off our certified, best practice operators who are doing their part to protect these incredible natural wonders.
It makes good business sense to preserve the place in which you work. For our members, protecting their local environment means that not only will their visitors get an amazing experience, but also that they’ll be able to operate sustainably in years to come.
Congratulations to Kanu Kapers for achieving Advanced Ecotourism Certification for their sustainable one day and multi-day Noosa Everglades kayak tours.
Larry Mulder’s idea for Envirodry single-use biodegradable towels came 15 years ago, to meet a need in the hair and beauty industry. In 2015, the business started, and it didn’t take long for Larry to realise that these 100% viscose, 100% biodegradable towels really worked, and would be ideally suited to other industries and businesses which launder a lot of towels, including ecotourism businesses.
Coral reefs are some of our world’s most precious ecosystems. From the Great Barrier Reef in Australia to the Red Sea Coral Reef in Egypt, Israel and Saudi Arabia and everything in between, coral reefs have long provided both employment and enjoyment for many people around the globe.
We are pleased to welcome Eco Structures to the Ecotourism Australia Business Member community!