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.
Queensland’s Scenic Rim will hold host to the region’s first BioBlitz this October, engaging scientists, naturalists, and volunteers to conduct a 48-hour intensive field study in an attempt to record all the living species within the area. Advanced Ecotourism certified operator, Araucaria Ecotours, is playing an integral role in the organization of the upcoming event.
Ecotourism Australia would like to wish the best of luck to all 28 of our eco certified members and Protected Area Manager (PAMs) members who have made it through as finalists in the 2016 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards! The awards take place in Darwin this Friday night, 24 February.
Ecotourism Australia is very proud to announce and congratulate our longest-serving Board Member, Mr Tony Charters AM, on his recent industry awards.
We are very pleased to announce that 63 awards at the recent 2016 State Tourism Awards were won by our eco certified members and operators (some members won multiple awards!). Over the last couple of weeks each state has hosted their 2016 National Tourism awards night, selecting one gold winner and in some cases silver and bronze medallists in an array of different categories such as Major Tourist Attractions, Cultural Tourism, Adventure Tourism and last but not least, Ecotourism.
The 2015 Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) Meeting Place is open for registrations. The ATEC Meeting Place - Raising the Stakes, is a two day event for tourism businesses and industry stakeholders, comprising of invaluable business to business workshops and a full day conference program.
Applications have now opened for the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards 2016!