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26th GLOBAL ECO CONFERENCE ADDRESSES OVERTOURISM, ECOTOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN PARKS AND THE FUTURE OF THE REEF

30 November 2018 | 0 Comments

Ecotourism Australia’s 26th Global Eco Conference, held in Townsville, Queensland from 26-28 November, once again brought together the nation’s leading experts on nature-based tourism to discuss the industry’s big issues.

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BE PART OF THE SOLUTION, NOT THE PROBLEM

20 November 2018 | 0 Comments

What have you heard about the Great Barrier Reef? If we hazard a guess, there’s a good chance it was bad news. Our media, as much as we love it and learn from it, seems to enjoy focusing on the problems when it comes to the reef – coral bleaching, climate change impacts, the dying reef, overfishing – the list goes on. But what we don’t get to hear much about is what people are doing to protect the reef, and to conserve it for future generations. In this article we want to share just some of these things – plus give you some easy ways to get involved and be part of the solution.

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5 OF AUSTRALIA’S BEST CORAL REEFS OUTSIDE NORTH QUEENSLAND

15 November 2018 | 0 Comments

North Queensland is home to Australia’s famous Great Barrier Reef and this is, without a doubt, a dream destination for those looking to explore the elusive world beneath the water. What you may not realise is that there are other magical reefs around the country which may be even closer to your own backyard. Here are five of our favourites:

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DUBAI’S TOUR GUIDE CENTRAL BECOMES NEWEST ECOTOURISM AUSTRALIA BUSINESS MEMBER

12 November 2018 | 0 Comments

Tour Guide Central, a one-stop-shop for tourism training courses, has just joined forces with Ecotourism Australia by becoming our first ever Dubai-based Business Member.

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WA WANDERLUST: EXPERIENCE THE BEST OF WEST

12 November 2018 | 0 Comments

You may think that Western Australia, the largest state in Australia, is mostly outback. But in the southwest corner you’ll not only find the state’s capital, Perth but also the delightful Margaret River wine region. Making your way up the coast, the sights you will encounter are breathtaking, with beautiful sandy beaches on one side and vast desert on the other. At the top of the state lies the mighty Kimberley region. Need some more inspiration? Here’s a selection of our favourite places and activities for your next visit to WA.

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AUSTRALIAN AGE OF DINOSAURS ACHIEVES NATURE TOURISM CERTIFICATION

9 November 2018 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to Australian Age of Dinosaurs on achieving Nature Tourism Certification for their Ultimate Dinosaur Tour, Maloney Lodge and The Jump-Up.

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HUMANS OF THE REEF: SARAH PERRY - OCEAN RAFTING

8 November 2018 | 0 Comments

For the months of September - November, we'll be posting a series of Humans of the Reef case studies. This case study series will capture the faces and stories of the people who work on our reefs - their day-to-day, their perspectives, their favourite things. In doing this, we want to strengthen awareness about the value of, and threats to, coral reefs and their associated ecosystems and show off our certified, best practice operators who are doing their part to protect these incredible natural wonders.

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HUMANS OF THE REEF: PETER GASH - LADY ELLIOT ISLAND ECO RESORT

4 November 2018 | 0 Comments

For the months of September - November, we'll be posting a series of Humans of the Reef case studies. This case study series will capture the faces and stories of the people who work on our reefs - their day-to-day, their perspectives, their favourite things. In doing this, we want to strengthen awareness about the value of, and threats to, coral reefs and their associated ecosystems and show off our certified, best practice operators who are doing their part to protect these incredible natural wonders.

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ON THE WALLABY ECO LODGE AND TOURS: OUR NEWEST ECOTOURISM CERTIFIED OPERATOR

30 October 2018 | 0 Comments

Congratulations On the Wallaby Eco Lodge and Tours for being awarded Ecotourism Certification for their Eco Lodge and two of their tours.

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