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Leading ecotourism businesses inducted into Ecotourism Australia’s Hall of Fame
In recognition for having been ECO certified for 20 years, ten of Australia’s leading nature-based tourism businesses were inducted into Ecotourism Australia’s Hall of Fame this month.
The new inductees join 25 other ecotourism businesses in the Hall of Fame.
Ecotourism Australia Chief Executive, Rod Hillman acknowledged this year’s awardees as some of Australia’s leading operators in ecotourism noting “their longevity and continued success, particularly in light of unprecedented industry challenges, is testament to their innovative spirits, continued commitment to sustainable business practices, and dedication to benefiting the communities and environments in which they operate.”
Hall of Fame business Cruise Maroochy owners, Kate and Denis Poynton proudly referred to their 20 years of ECO certification as a ‘badge of honour’ advising “while 2020 has been hard, we are now busy introducing brand new ECO cruises to a captivated domestic market,” and emphasising the importance of Cruise Maroochy’s ECO certification in proving quality and authenticity to locals and travellers alike.
Moonshadow Cruises Business Operations Manager, James Mcarthur highlighted the importance of their ecotourism credentials noting “the public have become so much more aware and informed on environmental issues and it is a privilege to be able to educate people through ecotourism.
“The desire for more nature-based products has increased exponentially over the years and I believe it will continue to become more prominent in the future. We look forward to being a part of that growth.”
When asked how their business values align with their ECO certification, Araucaria Ecotours owner Ronda Green highlighted “nature appreciation, education, conservation, and the protection of biodiversity” as primary business motives.
Green is excited by emerging opportunities in the industry and commented that “in addition to our original tours we plan to diversify our business, emphasising education, nature activities, and study camps for amateur naturalists.”
Ecotourism Australia’s 2020 Hall of Fame entrants include:
• Araucaria Ecotours (QLD)
• Broken River Mountain Resort (QLD)
• Capricorn Caves (QLD)
• Cruise Maroochy Eco Tours (QLD)
• Daintree River Cruise Centre (QLD)
• Imagine Cruises - Port Stephens (NSW)
• Kingfisher Cruises (VIC)
• Moonshadow Cruises – TQC (NSW)
• Sailaway (QLD)
• Tread Lightly Eco Tours (NSW)
Image top courtesy of Moonshadow Cruises – TQC (NSW)
Image centre courtesy of Capricorn Caves (QLD)
Image above courtesy of Tread Lightly Eco Tours (NSW)
24th October 2020 - Ecotourism Australia announces new directors
7th October 2020 - Ecotourism Australia questions ‘optimistic’ budget assumptions
12th August 2020 - Ecotourism Australia’s annual conference offers inaugural online streaming
25th February 2020 - Queensland Government to deliver its first ecotourism trail
21st October 2019 - Tasmanian planning tribunal approves Lake Malbena ecotourism development
15th March 2019 - Funding helps complete Far North Queensland ecotourism experience
10th August 2018 - Lets Go Surfing attains Ecotourism Certification
1st October 2017 - Ecotourism value of Queensland’s national parks flagged in Annual Report
28th August 2017 - Rottnest Express achieves Ecotourism Certification
23rd July 2015 - Ecotourism Australia’s ECO Certification Gains Global Approval
13th January 2014 - Queensland national park ecotourism proposals move to next stage
4th February 2013 - New Chief Executive for Ecotourism Australia
11th October 2012 - Ecotourism leaders say Australia should focus on high-end tourism
13th September 2012 - Ecotourism the key driver of tourism yield in the Asia-Pacific
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