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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 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!
Based on the coast at Gnarabup in the Margaret River region in Western Australia, Nature Tourism certified Fresh Tracks are a surfing company with a difference.
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!
Western Australia (WA) has noticed an increasingly positive development in domestic tourism over the last few months with recent statistics from Tourism Research Australia recording a 25% increase in WA residents taking day trips compared 2014, with a 10% increase in overnight trips. 2015 up to September saw the total visitor spend in WA reach $8.9 billion, up from $8.1 billion the previous year.
New Year, new product – With the start of 2016, HeliSpirit establish a new luxury helicopter experience that will showcase customers the stunning Kimberly wilderness over a period of 6 days. HeliSpirt has been ECO certified for close to 15 years and always stood out due to high quality products and customer service.
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.