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NEW DIRECTORS ANNOUNCED FOR ECOTOURISM AUSTRALIA

21 October 2020 | 0 Comments

Ecotourism Australia’s members have elected two new directors and three returning directors to the Ecotourism Australia Board, as announced during yesterday’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Brisbane and streamed nationally via videoconference.

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QUANDAMOOKA COAST ACHIEVES ECO AND ROC CERTIFICATION

20 October 2020 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to Quandamooka Coast for achieving ECO and ROC Certifications for its Yalingbila Whale Tours and Cultural Guided Land Based Walks. Quandamooka Coast is the tourism arm of QYAC (Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation) who also operate ECO certified Redlands Kayak Tours and ECO, ROC and Climate Action certified Minjerribah Camping.

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MARGARET RIVER RETREAT ACHIEVES ECOTOURISM CERTIFICATION

26 August 2020 | 0 Comments

Margaret River Retreat, near the majestic Boranup Forest National Park in Western Australia, is our newest ECO certified accommodation, and offers a diverse mix of accommodation styles ideal for any holidaymaker. These include luxury eco-glamping and four self-contained studio rooms, plus a safari camp and bush camp, both of which should be open by 2021.

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COVID-19 AND THE FUTURE OF SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

25 August 2020 | 0 Comments

Conversation with Xu Jing, independent tourism adviser & former Director of Asia and the Pacific, UNWTO

Over the past few months, it has become evident that the tourism sector is one of the hardest hit by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. With international travel coming to a complete halt and constantly changing border restrictions between Australian states, not to mention intrastate limitations on how far and in what way people are allowed to travel, it is sometimes hard to see how there can be a light at the end of this tunnel. Our Communications Manager, Lina Cronin, spoke to former Director of Asia and the Pacific at the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in Madrid to get an international perspective on the crisis and hear his thoughts on how the tourism sector has the opportunity to rise up to be more sustainable and responsible as a result of this pandemic.

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ECOTOURISM PHD UPDATE: OVERTOURISM IN THE AUSTRALIAN CONTEXT

20 August 2020 | 0 Comments

Thi Hieu Nguyen is one of the four candidates of the Ecotourism Australia – University of Queensland PhD scholarships, working on the topic of overtourism. We asked her why she chose this topic, whether overtourism is really an issue in a place like Australia and how our members can get involved in her research.

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WHAT KINDS OF EMISSIONS ARE YOU GENERATING? AND CAN YOU CHANGE THEM?

7 August 2020 | 0 Comments

The disruption of the hospitality and tourism industry by COVID-19 has led to a drastic reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. While the decline in greenhouse gas emissions benefits the environment, lockdowns and social distancing are not viable long-term strategies to combat global warming. Effective long-term strategies involve tourism businesses assessing and reducing carbon emissions generated by their operations.

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ECOTOURISM CERTIFICATION FOR LORD HOWE ENVIRONMENTAL TOURS

6 August 2020 | 0 Comments

Ecotourism Australia is proud to welcome its newest member, Lord Howe Environmental Tours, into the family and offer congratulations to their recent achievement of reaching Ecotourism Certification for their Coral Viewing and Snorkelling Tour, Ultimate Snorkelling Tour and Mt Gower Trek.

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ECOTOURISM RECOVERY IN TIMES OF COVID-19

31 July 2020 | 0 Comments

We are currently facing an unprecedented global health crisis, with repercussions that are being felt in all sectors of society and the economy, especially in the tourism sector. However, at moments like this it is important to remember that tourism has shown a strong resilience to adapt, innovate and recuperate from adversity and we should get prepared for recovery.

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WELCOMING YARRA RIVER CRUISES TO THE ECOTOURISM AUSTRALIA FAMILY

15 July 2020 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to Yarra River Cruises for achieving ECO Certification at the Ecotourism level.

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