Ecotourism Australia would like to congratulate and welcome Blue Dolphin Marine Tours for achieving Ecotourism certification for their products- Exclusive Whale Watching Encounter, Fraser Island Eco-Sailing Adventure and Champagne Sunset Sail.
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.
For many people, the terms carbon neutrality, carbon offset schemes and greenhouse gases either mean the same thing or are too similar to differentiate.
Ecotourism Australia (EA) and Savannah Guides (SG) have deepened their partnership, with SG taking on the management role for the EcoGuide Certification program. The aim of this arrangement is to bring greater benefit to our existing EcoGuide and Savannah Guide members through access to training and by creating a larger grouping of Australia’s premier nature guides.
Congratulations to Bruxner Park Flora Reserve for achieving Ecotourism certification for their nature-based destination in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales.
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 extends a warm welcome to Seal Bay Conservation Park for achieving Advanced Ecotourism Certification for their Boardwalk Tour, Seal Bay Experience, Twilight Beach Tour and for the Seal Bay Visitor Centre!
Congratulations to Fraser Dingo 4WD Adventures for achieving Ecotourism Certification for their self-guided 4WD, Tagalong Adventure, and Island Hiking products.
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.
Having achieved Ecotourism Certification in 2010, Gwinganna Lifestyle Luxury Retreat has continued its pathway to success by winning multiple awards. Along with excellence in their product offering, these awards recognise Gwinganna’s ecological achievements and commitment to sustainable practices and conservation. Gwinganna offers itself as a green alternative when competing in international awards competitions. In 2016, the resort won the International Spa Innovate Award in the Experiences category, the Eco-Spa of the year award with AsiaSpa awards and was the best the luxury destination spa in Australia with World Luxury Spa Awards.