Quality tourism experiences receive due recognition at Tourism Awards

first_imgNew South WalesCategoryCertification Achieved The Maria Island WalkAdventure TourismAdvanced Ecotourism Taronga ZooMajor Tourist Attractions Advanced EcotourismEco Lodges of Australia Daintree Discovery CentreSteve Irwin Award for EcotourismAdvanced EcotourismGreen Travel Leader South AustraliaCategoryCertification Achieved Lane Cove River Tourist ParkQantas Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism Advanced EcotourismClimate Action LeaderEco Lodges of Australia Northern TerritoryCategoryCertification Achieved Bunyip ToursTour and/or Transport OperatorsEcotourism Pearl Sea Coastal CruisesEcotourismAdvanced Ecotourism Alice Springs Desert ParkEcotourismAdvanced EcotourismROC Adelaide Central YHABackpacker AccommodationClimate Action Business Jungle Surfing Canopy ToursTourist AttractionsAdvanced EcotourismClimate Action Leader Jacob’s Creek Visitor CentreTourism Wineries, Distilleries and Boutique Breweries Climate Action Business Aboriginal Cultural Tours Indigenous Tourism ROC VictoriaCategoryCertification Achieved Rawnsley Park Station Eco-Villas EcotourismAdvanced EcotourismClimate Action BusinessEco Lodges of Australia Venture North AustraliaHeritage and Cultural TourismAdvanced EcotourismROC Lane Cove River Tourist ParkTourist and Caravan ParksAdvanced EcotourismClimate Action LeaderEco Lodges of Australia Western AustraliaCategoryCertification Achieved Jungle Surfing Canopy ToursAdventure TourismAdvanced EcotourismClimate Action Leader Skyrail Rainforest CablewayQantas Award for Excellence in Sustainable TourismAdvanced EcotourismClimate Action InnovatorGreen Travel Leader Fantasea CruisesMajor Tour and/or Transport OperatorsAdvanced EcotourismGreen Travel Leader Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation ParkEco TourismEcotourism Nitmiluk ToursMajor Tourist AttractionsEcotourism Auswalk Walking HolidaysAdventure TourismAdvanced Ecotourism Quality tourism experience with ECO, ROC and Climate Action certification have dominated the winners at the State and Territory Tourism Awards held around Australia over the past month. These winners are now finalists in the Australian Tourism Awards in February 2011. “Forty (40) of the winners announced in ceremonies across the country are ECO, Respecting Our Country (ROC), or Climate Action certified tourism operators,” Ecotourism Australia CEO, Ms Kym Cheatham stated. “This demonstrates that certified tourism operators are the highest standard quality tourism experiences in Australia.” Tourism businesses who undertake certification make a commitment to sustainable practices and the provision of a quality experience for the traveller. “These organisation’s commitment to environmental best practice, business ethics and social and cultural responsibilities ensure a quality product and ultimately, deliver on Australia’s reputation as a tourist destination.” Ms Cheatham said. “The Australian tourism industry and most importantly the tourism experience is richer for the efforts of these organisations.” Certification has long been used as a tool for improvement and as a guideline to determine how your business meets current best practice standards. It has also resulted in Australia gaining global recognition as a leading ecotourism destination.“As a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, we are proud that these Australia tourism experiences are leading the world in sustainable tourism experiences”, said Kym Cheatham. Emaroo CottagesDeluxe AccommodationNature Tourism Adelaide Convention CentreMeetings & Business Tourism Climate Action Innovator Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural CentreIndigenous Tourism ROC QueenslandCategoryCertification Achieved Fraser Island Discoveries (The Discovery Group)Tour and/or Transport OperatorsAdvanced Ecotourism TasmaniaCategoryCertification Achieved Crowne Plaza Alice SpringsQantas Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism Nature Tourism Bruny Island Cruises EcotourismEcotourism Wayoutback Desert SafarisTour and/or Transport OperatorsAdvanced Ecotourism Lane Cove River Tourist ParkEcotourismAdvanced EcotourismClimate Action Leader,Eco Lodges of Australia Jacob’s Creek Visitor CentreMajor Tourist Attractions Climate Action Business Eco Beach Wilderness RetreatUnique AccommodationEcotourism Pennicott Wilderness JourneysExcellence in Sustainable TourismEcotourism Tri State SafarisAdventure TourismAdvanced EcotourismClimate Action Leader Seppeltsfield Vineyard Cottage Hosted Accommodation Climate Action Innovator Eco Beach Wilderness RetreatIndigenous Tourism Ecotourism Sinclair’s Gully Qantas Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism Advanced Ecotourism, Climate Action Innovator Bruny Island Cruises Tourist AttractionsEcotourism Adventure Bay ChartersAdventure TourismAdvanced Ecotourism Tri State SafarisTour and/or Transport Operators Advanced EcotourismClimate Action Leader Eco Beach Wilderness RetreatQantas Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism Ecotourism Source = Ecotourism Australia Ningaloo Reef DreamingAdventure TourismAdvanced Ecotourismlast_img

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