ecotour

Tourism operators in Australia who have their tour, attraction or accommodation accredited under the ECO Certification Program can genuinely claim to provide authentic ecotourism product

Ecotourism Australia's ECO Certification is a globally recognised program that provides certification based on business, environmental, social & cultural sustainability.

Businesses can achieve three levels of Ecotourism Certification:

Nature Tourism

The tourism experience takes place in a natural area and leaves minimal impact on the environment.

Ecotourism

The tourism experience takes place in a natural area and offers interesting ways to learn about the environment the business uses resources wisely, contributes to the conservation of the environment and helps local communities.

Advanced Ecotourism

The tourism experience is one of Australia's leading and most innovative ecotourism products, provides an opportunity to learn about the environment and is also committed to achieving best practice when using resources wisely, contributing to the conservation of the environment and helping local communities.

To achieve Ecotourism certification a business must complete the following:

  • Business Management and Operational Planning
  • Business Ethics
  • Responsible Marketing
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Natural Area and/or Cultural Focus
  • Environmental Management
  • Interpretation and Education
  • Contribution to Conservation
  • Working with Local Communities
  • Cultural Respect and Sensitivity

 

If you would like to find out more about becoming a quality assured and or Ecotourism certified tourism business and be listed on this website, contact accreditation@satic.com.au