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Global Eco conference to highlight tourism supporting conservation
With ecotourism and nature-based tourism recognised as a segment of the tourism industry now over a quarter of century old the upcoming Global Eco Asia-Pacific Tourism Conference will highlight its achievements during those 25 years.
Being held in Townsville from 24th to 26th November, the conference will expand on the sectors credits in conservation, community development, Indigenous tourism, philanthropy, regional development, education and interpretation, economic development and mentoring other tourism sectors.
At the conference, delegates will hear firsthand examples of industry, government and not-for-profit groups working individually and in partnership to achieve the maximum sustainable benefits from ecotourism.
The Global Eco Asia-Pacific Tourism Conference will present what organisers say is “perhaps the most impressive speaker line-up in the conference’s 26 year history … with some 40 keynote speakers and 50 workshop speakers, delegates are being presented with a feast of content.”
Conference Convenor Tony Charters said the depth of the program reflects the evolution of Global Eco into a conference vital think tank that brings ecotourism operators, protected area managers, destination managers and applied researchers together to really delve into issues that will drive the development of the industry.
Charters stated “the conference perfectly reflects the nature of ecotourism – sustainable development, involving local communities, presenting heritage values and putting something back into conservation.”
The global nature of the program will see more than 20 nations attending and speaking at the conference.
Click here for conference details in the Australasian Leisure Management industry Calendar.
Image: Windin Falls in the Wooroonooran National Park.
16th November 2017 - Last chances to register for 25th Annual Global Eco Asia-Pacific Conference
3rd February 2016 - Massive growth in bushwalking as ‘green exercise’ and holiday activity
16th January 2016 - Asian travellers seek new experiences
12th October 2014 - New tourism activities in national parks threatens natural heritage
9th September 2014 - Global Eco at IUCN World Parks Congress 2014
1st February 2014 - UN Resolution recognises ecotourism as key to sustainable development
2nd April 2013 - Environment groups critical of Victoria’s nature-based tourism plans
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