This Saturday night at 8.30pm, cities all around the world will turn their lights off for one hour and turn their attention to planet Earth. Beginning in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour has rapidly become a global movement where hundreds of millions of people across the globe come together to demand greater action on climate change. Since its introduction 11 years ago, the event had grown to unite over 7,000 cities and towns across 187 countries and territories making Earth Hour, a staple of environmental awareness for the future of our planet.
Easter: the wonderful time of year when all diets go out the window and the temptation to eat twice your body weight in chocolate is almost unavoidable.
If Ecotourism Australia were a state, it would have come second in Friday night’s 2017 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards tally in Perth, proving that ecotourism is more than just a niche industry in Australia.
When delegates of Global Eco Conference 2017 walked through Adelaide Zoo and heard – as if orchestrated – a zoo keeper asking a group of children "Does anyone know what I mean when I say reduce, reuse, recycle?” it was obvious the conference organisers had got the venue right.
The 13-19th of November 2017 is National Recycling Week! This is an annual event that gives individuals, councils and businesses the opportunity to learn more and become better recyclers. We have taken this opportunity to highlight the importance of recycling in the tourism industry.
The 4th of October 2017 is World Animal Day and we would like to acknowledge and celebrate a few of our certificated operators who contribute and support this year’s mission- ‘To raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe’.
“You can be the change you want to see in the world. You can be an ambassador for a better
future. This World Tourism Day, whenever you travel, wherever you travel, remember to:
Respect Nature, Respect Culture, Respect Your Host.” – Taleb Rifai, UNWTO Secretary-General
2-9 July 2017 marks National NAIDOC Week, celebrating the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Events and activities are taking place all across Australia in celebration and reflection, embracing the theme “Our Languages Matter”, and we would like to highlight the great work done by our Respecting Our Culture certified operators.