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.
There are no excuses for Queensland tourism businesses not to get digital ready and improve their online presence since the second round of the Small Business Digital Grants Program was released on 8th March 2017.
Ecotourism Australia has developed an extensive online library of ecotourism and nature-based tourism related resources.
Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) is teaming up with Investible to pilot a business development accelerator program for Indigenous entrepreneurs. This intensive eight week start-up program is an opportunity to learn from world experts with access to investors, mentors and coaches and will provide participants with the support, capital and networks they need to thrive in developing and realising their visions.
One of NSW’s most popular tourism destinations, Kosciuszko National Park (KNP) has achieved Australia’s first Ecotourism Destination Certification, through Ecotourism Australia’s (EA) new Ecotourism Destination Certification program that recognises best practice in sustainable tourism in protected areas.