Ecotourism Australia’s members will receive a $50 discount on registration for the 21st annual Global Eco Asia-Pacific Tourism Conference to be held from 18-20 November 2013 at the world famous Noosa on the Sunshine Coast. Global Eco 2013 will be hosted at the spectacular Outrigger Little Hastings Street Resort & Spa. The third day of the conference will feature a series of Forums focusing on: Geotourism; Marketing in the 21st century; Indigenous and cultural tourism; Strategic partnerships; Tourism in protected areas; and Operator’s marketplace.
With high-calibre global keynote speakers including Keith Sproule, Business Advisor with the World Wildlife Fund in Namibia and Mariglo Laririt, Director of Sustainability, Ten Knots Corporation, the Philippines, in attendance, Global Eco 2013 offers a fertile tourism learning opportunity. The cross-over between conservation and preservation and the commercial reality of tourism will be examined by Lizzie Corke, Chief Executive Officer, Conservation Ecology Centre, Cape Otway, Victoria. Chris Briggs, Director of Tourism and Recreation at the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA), will provide insight to natural assets and how GBRMPA sees the reef becoming an increasingly important drawcard for visitors. In addition, national strategic marketing priorities will be examined by Nell Anderson, General Manager Strategy for Tourism Australia and what the opportunities are for ecotourism.
Under the theme, Tourism Megatrends – Global Eco Action Agenda, the conference will take a dramatically new approach with highly focused discussions involving the six global megatrends. The megatrends were identified by the CSIRO as being the most influential as the Asia-Pacific community progresses through the 21st century. These trends will be considered in the context of ecotourism, responsible tourism and their implications for future tourism planning and development.
It’s your conference so get on board and be part of the Action Agenda! Register now for Global Eco 2013 at www.globaleco.com.au.