Cassowary Coast Regional Council is now featured on Ecotourism Australia’s Green Travel Guide which launched a new and improved website on the advent of World Environment Day.

The Green Travel Guide is a longstanding resource for environmentally-conscious travellers and includes a searchable database of travel experiences and destinations that have been certified by Ecotourism Australia.

Cassowary Coast Regional Council Mayor Mark Nolan said it was the first time we have been listed on the Green Travel Guide and it is a great platform to promote Ecotourism businesses in our community.

“The Cassowary Coast prides itself on the amazing rainforests and reefs that surround the area and we are pleased to be able to recognise the businesses within the community that are working to sustain our natural environments.

“Currently the region has four amazing tourism facilities listed on the site and we are encouraging other businesses to work towards being Eco Certified,” said Mayor Nolan.

“The Cassowary Coast has also begun its own journey to becoming Eco Certified as a whole destination in order to continue to protect our unique environment for years to come.”

With research showing that over half of global travellers want to travel more sustainably in the future and the demand for high-quality, immersive nature-based travel experiences growing particularly in the wake of COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions, Ecotourism Australia CEO Rod Hillman says the launch of the new Green Travel Guide couldn’t have come at a better time.

“People are increasingly looking for experiences that bring them back to nature, that refresh them not just physically but also emotionally. The demand for sustainable, nature-based tourism is growing and at the same time people are becoming more savvy about the holiday decisions they make, wanting to have a positive impact on the places they visit.

“The new Green Travel Guide makes it easy for visitors to plan their holiday itineraries around ECO certified experiences – those that are backed by a strong, well-managed commitment to sustainable practices.”

Explore the Green Travel Guide at www.greentravelguide.org/ or find out more about Ecotourism by visiting www.ecotourism.org.au/.Alternatively, to find out how your business can become Eco Certified email ecodestinations@ccrc.qld.gov.au or visit cassowarycoast.qld.gov.au/ecotourism-certification.

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