19th November 2013
2013 ECOTOURISM AUSTRALIA AWARDS ANNOUNCED
Last night Ecotourism Australia announced their 2013 Excellence and Innovation Award winners during the annual Gala dinner at the Global ECO Conference in Noosa, QLD.
“The Excellence and Innovation Awards are about recognising the best of Ecotourism Australia ecotourism operators. Three awards were on offer this year: Innovation in Ecotourism, Excellence in Indigenous Tourism and Lifetime Achievement Medal”, said Rod Hillman, CEO of Ecotourism Australia.
“Like every year we have received a great number of high standard submissions which made it a tough choice for the judges panel”, Mr. Hillman said.
This year’s winners are:
Innovation in Ecotourism Award
Winner: Passions of Paradise – www.passions.com.au
Highly Commended: Earthy Sanctuary and Byron Bay Eco Cruises & Kayaks
Winner: Northern Territory Indigenous Tours – www.ntitours.com.au
Highly Commended: Sea Darwin
Lifetime Achievement Medal:
Winner: The O’Reilly Family – www.oreillys.com.au
The Excellence in Indigenous Tourism Award was proudly sponsored by the Indigenous Tourism Champions Program which is a collaborative national program instigated by Tourism Australia and Indigenous Business Australia. The program looks to build a reputation of reliability and consistent quality in service delivery.
“We would like to congratulate the winners once again on this great achievement and for continuing to operate with best practice principles. These tourism operators are an example of ecotourism at its finest”, Mr. Hillman added.
For further information contact:
Rod Hillman, Chief Executive, M: 0427 279 414