What is the Eco Certification Program and advanced ecotourism?
The ECO Certification logo is a globally recognized brand which assists travellers to choose and experience a genuine and authentic tour, attraction, cruise or
accommodation that is environmentally, socially and economically sustainable. The ECO Certification program assures travellers that certified products are backed by a
strong, well managed commitment to sustainable practices and provides high quality nature-based tourism experiences. The ECO Certification Program is a world first.
It has been developed to address the need to identify genuine nature and ecotourism operators. It is also now being exported to the rest of the world as the
International ECO Certification Program.
Ecotourism definition adopted by Ecotourism Australia is: “Ecotourism is ecologically sustainable tourism with a primary focus on experiencing natural areas that
fosters environmental and cultural understanding, appreciation and conservation”.
Advanced Ecotourism: Australia’s leading and most innovative ecotourism products, providing an opportunity to learn about the environment with an operator who is
committed to achieving best practice when using resources wisely, contributing to the conservation of the environment and helping local communities.