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Tourism Central Australia Have Achieved Climate Action Business Certification!

Posted by Annisa Maher on 23 March 2017 | Comments

Ecotourism Australia is excited to announce that the official Regional Tourism Organisation for the Red Centre region in the Northern Territory, Tourism Central Australia, has just achieved Climate Action Business certification!

This not-for-profit, membership-based association works towards the development and growth of the tourism industry in the following areas: Alice Springs, Uluru-Kata Tjuta, the Tennant Creek region, Kings Canyon and the MacDonnell Ranges.

Acting as an advocacy and marketing body, one of the key responsibilities of Tourism Central Australia is to promote tourism demand in the region by responding to the needs of the industry and remaining relevant in regards to recent tourism trends. As well as managing the Alice Springs Visitor Information Centre and collaborating with other tourism bodies, such as Tourism NT, to promote the attractiveness of the Red Centre as a destination, Tourism Central Australia also seeks to support the community by spreading awareness of members’ tourism products.

Tourism Central Australia achieved Climate Action certification through their demonstrated commitment towards reducing carbon emissions, implementing various adaptation strategies and developing a sustainability plan.

Tourism Central Australia supports the belief that education is a crucial step towards achieving meaningful change. Thus, the association has dedicated itself towards encouraging and helping visitors and businesses develop an understanding and spread awareness of issues related to climate change in the Red Centre region and Australia, sustainability, carbon offsetting and responsible travel. The association also demonstrates willingness to assist businesses with developing and implementing mitigation and adaptation strategies that can help minimise negative social and environmental impacts.

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Tourism Central Australia have expressed a commitment to lead by example. In addition to seeking suppliers who offer ethical and low carbon miles products, future sustainability strategies include reducing paper usage, enacting a recycling plan, reducing their carbon footprint by air travel, creating a sustainable transport-to-work program for employees and developing a ‘buy local’ initiative.

Ecotourism Australia supports Tourism Central Australia in their efforts to foster an educated and engaged community in social and environmental sustainability, as well as their strategies to reduce emissions and fight climate change!

For more information about tourism in the Red Centre region, please visit their website or facebook page! 

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