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.
The My Green Butler project has been acknowledged by the UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organisation) as a worthy sustainable tourism project and has been featured in their annual magazine. Ecotourism Australia has been supporting the project and is happy to celebrate its success.
For many people, the terms carbon neutrality, carbon offset schemes and greenhouse gases either mean the same thing or are too similar to differentiate.
At Ecotourism Australia, we understand that ethical decisions don’t just apply to the choices we make to help people, communities and the environment, but also to how and where we spend our holidays.
Ecotourism Australia (EA) joined over 2,500 tourism industry professionals at the 2017 Australian Tourism Exchange in Sydney between the 15th to 19th of May and were pleased to see ECO Certified operators made up 20% of all Sellers represented at the event. Yet again, ATE proved to be a valuable experience, offering the opportunity to connect with our members, build beneficial relationships and gain insight into current trends and market interest in ecotourism.