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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.
In the lead up to National Sorry Day 26th May and National Reconciliation Week 27th-3rd June, Ecotourism Australia would like to highlight our valued operators who hold Respecting Our Culture certification. Ecotourism Australia and our Respecting Our Culture (ROC) Certified operators recognise the integral relationship between our remarkable Australian landscapes and Indigenous peoples.
It is that time of year again - nominations are opening for State Tourism Awards across the country!
If you’re nominating for awards this year, be sure to keep an eye on the key dates in your State and take advantage of any workshops and resources available to you.
Following its induction into the SA Tourism Awards Hall of Fame last year, Yondah Beach House was named Australia's Best Deluxe Accommodation (for the second time!) at the 2016 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards in Darwin. Ecotourism Australia would like to acknowledge and congratulate the efforts of its owners, Michele Bain and Nick Cureton, for conducting their business in an environmentally responsible manner.
We would like to welcome our newest certified operator, Talkabout Tours, having just achieved Ecotourism certification for 3 of their cultural immersion tours; the Bush Tucker and Aussie foods Tour, 40 million years ago to NOW, and Pinnacles Day trip/Camping in the Bush (Moore River, Mundaring).
We would like to welcome our newest certified operator, Margaret River Surf School, for achieving Nature Ecotourism certification for their 2-hour Surf Lessons!
Ecotourism Australia would like to wish the best of luck to all 28 of our eco certified members and Protected Area Manager (PAMs) members who have made it through as finalists in the 2016 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards! The awards take place in Darwin this Friday night, 24 February.