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In Australia, we’re lucky to have the world’s oldest living culture in our very own backyard. This culture is as rich in its diversity as it is deep in its spirituality, full of colourful characters, engrossing stories and life lessons passed down from generations. For many travellers in Australia, things like seeing Indigenous dance or music performances, visiting rock art sites or going on bush tucker tours are common experiences. But if you think they are the only ways you can get an insight into Indigenous culture, think again!
Over the last 12 months, EA has been conducting a comprehensive review of the ECO Certification program to simplify the application process and ensure our criteria accurately reflects current global best practice standards for sustainable, minimal impact tourism. Routine reviews of the criteria are vital for maintaining the integrity of our programs.
If you’ve travelled anywhere in Australia, it’s likely you’ve come across the ECO Certified tourism logo. Close to 500 tourism businesses – tour companies, accommodations and attractions – proudly display this logo on their windows, their vessels and their uniforms. But do you know what it signifies? Have you perhaps even thought that it’s probably just a marketing ploy; something aimed to attract “eco conscious” travellers?
If you’re not thinking about the environmental footprint of your holiday accommodation, you’re in the minority.
Media release: Ecotourism Australia and the South Australian Tourism Industry Council partner to grow sustainable tourism in South Australia
The South Australian Tourism Industry Council (SATIC) and Ecotourism Australia (EA) have signed a new partnership agreement to drive the growth of sustainable tourism in South Australia.
Congratulations to Brisbane Whale Watching for achieving Ecotourism certification for their whale watching cruises!
Congratulations to Tangalooma Island Resort for achieving Ecotourism certification for their whale watching cruises.
Ecotourism Australia is extremely pleased to announce that CapeNature’s KOEGELBERG, GOUKAMMA and ROBBERG Nature Reserves, have been awarded our first international ECO certification. This certification has come about through our partnership arrangement with Eco-Tourism Africa, where Ecotourism Australia’s ECO certification program will be marketed within the SADC countries of Africa.