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.
A warm welcome to our newest Business Member Deep Blue Digital.
Financing options are available for clean energy projects in the Great Barrier Reef Catchment area through The Clean Energy Finance Corporation's (CEFC) Reef Funding Program. The $1 billion investment program makes finance options available for projects which support the delivery of the Government's Reef 2050 plan, with an aim to bring benefits to support the long-term health of the Great Barrier Reef.
Fun Over Fifty are on a mission to Go Green and are encouraging others to do the same. With multiple sustainability initiatives underway, there’s no stopping their progress now!
Whale Watch Western Australia is a family owned business running since 1985. They started in pearling on the remote Pilbara & Kimberly coastlines and recently became involved in Whale Watching & Eco Tourism ventures throughout Western Australia, having also been certified with the Australian Tourism Accreditation Program.
In a time when estimates are that one in three new small businesses in Australia fail in their first year of operation, two out of four by the end of the second year, and three out of four by the fifth-year certified ecotourism businesses seem to bucking the trend. A third of ecotourism Australia members have reached the milestone of at least ten years of continuous certification!
Congratulation to All Seasons Houseboats for achieving Nature Tourism certification for their vessel Ruby Luxury.
A very warm welcome to our newest certified operator, Tanja Lagoon Camp (TLC), who have achieved Ecotourism certification for their luxury safari tents; a quintessential ecotourism experience.