Global Eco Asia-Pacific Tourism Conference, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, November 21-23, 2016


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March 24, 2016

Global Eco Asia Pacific Conference
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WHAT: Global Eco Asia-Pacific Tourism Conference by Ecotourism Australia
WHEN: 21-23 November 2016
WHERE: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Ecotourism Innovation & Excellence

The Global Eco Asia-Pacific Tourism Conference is Ecotourism Australia's annual premier conference. Global Eco brings together leading players from across the globe to examine best practice across sustainability, ecotourism, cultural and heritage tourism, tourism in protected areas and climate change response.

In 2016, Ecotourism Australia is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and will be celebrating a renewed focus on innovation and excellence at the Global Eco Asia-Pacific Conference. The conference theme for this important anniversary year is "Ecotourism: Fostering Innovation - Sustaining Excellence". The conference will reflect on Ecotourism Australia's 25 years of history (as the first National Ecotourism body in the world), the past growth of ecotourism around the world, and how the industry may continue to pioneer and strive for excellence in the future.

Call for Papers: Apply by May 30th

The Global Eco Asia-Pacific Tourism Conference is seeking papers for its workshops and masterclasses on Wednesday 23 November 2016. Ecotourism Australia will be looking for papers across a range of topics to include in its workshop and masterclass program, including:

  • Tourism in Protected Areas
  • Ecotourism on private conservancies
  • A century of National Parks tourism
  • Geotourism
  • Indigenous tourism
  • Destination development
  • Community based ecotourism
  • Ecotourism marketing
  • Quality and standards
  • Ecotourism policy and planning
  • Island and marine ecotourism
  • Ecotourism contributing to wellbeing and social inclusion
  • Technology applied to ecotourism
  • Sustainability through the application of low tech
  • Ecotourism investment
  • Strategic partnerships for sustainable tourism
  • Ecotourism and World Heritage

About Ecotourism Australia

Ecotourism AustraliaEcotourism Australia was formed in 1991 as a not-for-profit organisation and has significantly contributed to long term environmental sustainability on a national and global level through its ground-breaking and world class ECO Certification and EcoGuide Certification Programs.

Ecotourism Australia has approximately 1,000 members throughout Australia and has maintained a strong focus on the facilitation of environmental best practice and a sustainable approach to tourism, resulting in Australia gaining global recognition as a leading ecotourism destination. The Ecotourism Australia vision is to be leaders in assisting ecotourism and other committed tourism operations to become environmentally sustainable, economically viable, and socially and culturally responsible.


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