The process provides a practical guide to implement sound business principles, ecologically sustainable practices and culturally responsible initiatives.

  • Easy recognition of quality guides for  tourism operators; a benchmark for training purposes and greater product appeal through employing and promoting the use of accredited EcoGuides.
  • Use of an internationally recognised logo on your marketing material.
  • Both guides and operators gain an opportunity to promote guiding services as genuine nature tourism or ecotourism, providing a competitive edge for these markets.
  • Visitors gain a guarantee of guides who are committed to providing quality nature tourism and ecotourism experiences in a safe, culturally sensitive and environmentally sustainable manner.
  • Environmental benefits flow  from improved guiding practices that lead to fewer negative environmental and cultural impacts.
  • Profiled in EcoBytes newsletter and blog once certified, plus the opportunity to showcase new innovations and news.
  • Promotion at international trade shows such as ATE.
  • Training providers gain a benchmark of best practice guiding.
  • 25% discount to the annual Global ECO Conference.
  • List work wanted for FREE on the Ecotourism Australia Ecojobs webpage.