VIDA Landscape Architects and Planners’ tagline is “designing for life” - and that’s exactly what this business is built upon. At the core of the company’s values is a recognition that land is a finite, non-renewable resource that needs to be developed with long-term goals in mind, not just short-sighted returns. That’s why VIDA visions, master plans and designs spaces that connect communities and nature – because, as they say, we can do this better.
The Conservation Ecology Centre, a long-term Ecotourism Australia member situated in the Otways region of Australia’s iconic Great Ocean Road, received $2 million in federal government funding this month for its newest project, Wildlife Wonders. This project represents a significant investment in the future of the Otways, for residents, for tourists and for Australia’s native species.
The year 2017 was all about sustainable tourism, designated as such by the 70th General Assembly of the United Nations. In response, public and private sector groups around the world launched innovative tourism projects and initiatives designed to raise awareness of sustainable tourism’s contribution to development and highlight the sector’s role as a catalyst for positive change.
Congratulations to Light2Light Coastal Walks for achieving Ecotourism certification!
Congratulations to Barefoot Downunder for gaining Ecotourism certification for their Blue Mountains Tour and Figure 8 Pools and Coastal Adventure Tour.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ORPHEUS ISLAND LODGE FOR ACHIEVING ADVANCED ECOTOURISM AND CLIMATE ACTION BUSINESS CERTIFICATION!
Located on a secluded, private island in the Great Barrier Reef, Orpheus Island Lodge is a five-star resort with a variety of experiences available in tropical island luxury. Accessible solely by helicopter and accommodating only 28 guests, it is a perfect location for visitors to enjoy the natural beauty of the island – and the surrounding Great Barrier Reef Marine Park - from a peaceful, remote hide-away.
Our certified operator and accommodation provider Crystal Creek Meadows has just received a Highly Commended award at the World Responsible Tourism Awards held in London.
Following the announcement of the 2017 State Election, Ecotourism Australia is encouraging candidates and voters to put tourism, and specifically nature based tourism, at the top of their agenda.
Australia’s most accessible wilderness destination, the Blue Mountains National Park in New South Wales (NSW), has joined the ranks of Ecotourism Australia’s Certified Destinations, showcasing its commitment to best practice sustainable tourism in protected areas.
Best of Queensland Experiences – A world-first marketing initiative to show the very best of Queensland’s Tourism Experiences
From diving on the Great Barrier Reef to exploring the breathtaking beaches of the Whitsunday Islands or walking in the footsteps of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ancestors – Queensland offers some of the best tourism experiences in the world.