Christopher Warren MSc. PhD Candidate
founder and senior consultant for sustainable & responsible tourist accommodation
Tel: +61 (0)2 4465 1408

Australian Responsible Tourism Recognised as world class

The Responsible Tourism Awards have just been announced on the UNWTO sponsored World Responsible Tourism Day and for the very first time Australia tourism was acknowledged as making an important contribution to responsible tourism.

The successful entries were:

Booderee National Park won their category cultural conservation

Orion Expedition Cruises won the Best Cruise or Ferry Operator

Kangaroo Valley won a Highly Commended for Best Destination

Mountain bike use in Protected Areas

Unlicensed and illegal trail bike riding on Crown Land - warning signs are not sufficient to manage protected areas

Moutain Bikes - Mounting Questions. Should we permit and encourage mountain biking in NSW National Parks as proposed by the NSW Government? The idea of healthier leisure pursuits, reduced dependence on fossil fuels and the creation of new tourism infrastructure should be applauded. But the negative impacts and need for strong cohesion leaves us with a number of questions. This article aims to pinpoint concerns and put forward recommendations.

Economic Development

Winner NSW Tourism - Qantas Awards for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism 2009

Excellence in Sustainable Tourism

Crystal Creek Meadows wins 2009 NSW Tourism - Qantas Awards for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism 2009. This reflects the wide range of energy saving measures and carbon footprint reductions. These 'hard' initiatives have been blended with a strong focus on enhancing the guest experience as we endeavour to demonstrate that taking responsible action does not mean reducing the guest experience, in fact far from it, we have improved the range of services by simply focusing much more on locally made locally provided.

 

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