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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.
We are very pleased to announce that 63 awards at the recent 2016 State Tourism Awards were won by our eco certified members and operators (some members won multiple awards!). Over the last couple of weeks each state has hosted their 2016 National Tourism awards night, selecting one gold winner and in some cases silver and bronze medallists in an array of different categories such as Major Tourist Attractions, Cultural Tourism, Adventure Tourism and last but not least, Ecotourism.
Ecotourism Australia is pleased to announce that Australian GeoTours has joined our membership as a new Business Member.
Guest news story, courtesy of Jenny Lawrence at Gippsland High Country Tours.
As part of our commitment to Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism, Gippsland High Country Tours believes that our tour experiences should give something back to local communities and most importantly to the environments we visit.
Congratulations to Timandra by the Sea for achieving Nature Certification for their open Garden, and Ecotourism Certification for their guided walks and sustainable landscaping workshops!
Bike It N Hike It, one of our Ecotourism certified operators, has recently expand his business and added a new tour to his product offering. From now on visitors can not only experience Phillip Island, Melbourne or the Yarra Valley via bike, but they can also enjoy a 2 day biking tour along the Great Ocean Road. The tour features different Surf Coast Trails as well as hikes along Victoria's iconic coastline.
The 2015 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards Gala Night took place last Friday, with some of Australia’s best tourism operators on display. Ecotourism Australia was thrilled to see 38 of our members represented, taking home 17 well-earned awards, and making up 22% of all award winners.
Ecotourism Australia would like to wish the best of luck to all 38 of our members who have made it through as finalists in the 2015 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards!
Over the past four weeks, the winners of State Tourism Awards have been announced at gala nights across the country and Ecotourism Australia (EA) has been thrilled to see our members make up 25% of winners in eligible categories. Fifty one (51) EA members, making up over 10% of EA’s total membership base, took home seventy one (71) awards this year. A remarkable result with better than one in ten members of Ecotourism Australia being acknowledged as winners at the State Tourism Awards.