TheBusinessTimes.com.au
PR Services

Ecotourism Australia and Caravan Industry Association of Australia announce pathway to sustainability for caravanning and camping

Ecotourism Australia and Caravan Industry Association of Australia have agreed to collaborate to create a pathway to sustainability for caravanning and camping tourism enterprises in Australia through Ecotourism Australia’s Strive 4 Sustainability Scorecard.

Launching in late 2022, the Sustainable Tourism pathway program supports the tourism industry and the tourism supply to address the four pillars of sustainability: sustainable management, environmental impacts, socio-economic impacts, and cultural impacts. It includes the Strive 4 Sustainability Scorecard pre-certification benchmarking tool; and the flagship ECO Certification program (for nature-based tourism businesses) and the new Sustainable Tourism Certification for non-nature-based businesses, both of which have a standard recognised by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC).

Over 6,000 businesses operate across the caravan and camping supply chain in Australia, with caravanning and camping generating $11.2 billion in visitor expenditure in 2022.

Caravanning and camping remains the number one provider of holiday nights across regional Australia with record levels of trips and nights undertaken up to March 2023, while the pipeline remains strong post COVID with a record number of Australians also registering new caravanning and camping product.

“Caravanning and camping is one of Australia’s favourite pastimes providing access to predominately regional nature experiences.  Notably, over a third of our 120 ECO Certified accommodations around Australia offer caravanning, camping and glamping experiences,” stated Ecotourism Australia Chief Executive, Elissa Keenan.

“We are excited to see the peak national body for the caravanning and camping industry, Caravan Industry Association of Australia, partner with Ecotourism Australia, drawing from its 30 years of experience to kickstart a pathway to sustainable tourism.”

Caravan Industry Association of Australia Chief Executive, Stuart Lamont, stated, “As an important contributor to the Australian tourism industry, and being heavily connected to land and people, we are thrilled to partner with Ecotourism Australia as we welcome the wider industry to start their sustainability journey using their Strive 4 Sustainability Scorecard.

“Caravanning and camping has immense potential to be part of the growing responsible travel movement in Australia and to lead regional small to medium-sized business toward innovative sustainability.”

To learn more about the pre-certification benchmarking program, Strive 4 Sustainability Scorecard: https://www.ecotourism.org.au/strive-4-sustainability

4 Data-Driven Strategies for Digital Marketing Success

In the realm of digital marketing, where the landscape is constantly evolving, it's imperative to adopt data-driven strategies t...

Maximizing ROI: 10 Strategies for Successful NDIS Housing Investments

Investing in National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) housing can be a lucrative venture, providing not only financial return...

TVSN and Seven strike new broadcast deal

Leading shopping brand set to join Seven and 7plus in 2024  TVSN Channel Pty Ltd (TVSN) and the Seven Network – Australia’s m...

A small business guide to financial forecasting in 2024

Today, small businesses in Australia are experiencing unparalleled challenges. The combination of high interest rates and infl...

BillingPlatform Renews Multi-Year Agreement with Class

Market leader in revenue lifecycle management extends contract with pioneer in cloud-based wealth accounting BillingPlatform...

Survey Finds Artificial Intelligence Already in Widespread use in Australia’s Recruitment Sector

SmartRecruiters, Next-Generation Technology for Hiring Without Boundaries, today released survey results that show more than 7...

Prima PMI Expands with 10 Ricoh 9500s To Deliver Enhanced Value to End Customers

Australia’s largest print-on-demand fulfiller, Prima PMI, has announced that it will deploy ten Ricoh 9500 production printers...

Government is trying to rush hundreds of IR amendments through Parliament with no consultation

Joint statement from: Business Council of Australia Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Australian Energy Producers ...

Business Marketing