One of Australia’s pioneering responsible tourism operators, Ayers Rock Resort tops up its already impressive green travel credentials as the first ECO Certified business for 2024 with Advanced Ecotourism and Respecting Our Culture certifications.
ECO Certification indicates global best-practice sustainable tourism standards and supports the ecotourism goals of Ayers Rock Resort’s parent company, Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia.
Voyages operates in some of Australia’s most sensitive ecosystems and culturally significant destinations and obtaining Ecotourism certification ensures these locations are protected for future generations.
Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia CEO Matt Cameron-Smith said: “We’re incredibly proud Ayers Rock Resort has now been ECO Certified alongside sister property Mossman Gorge Cultural Centre.”
“We believe responsible tourism is the only way forward for our industry and our planet, which is why we’re committed to respectful, cultural tourism that cares for Country and community.”
Ecotourism Australia CEO Elissa Keenan said the certification highlighted the resort’s sustainability initiatives.
These include an onsite solar field, drive-through recycling centre and wildlife conservation programs alongside responsible cultural tourism that supports local communities, contributes to cultural preservation and leaves a low-impact environmental footprint.
By staying at Ayers Rock Resort or experiencing one of Voyages’ many tours, dining experiences and art, such as the award-winning Wintjiri Wiru drone show spectacular, guests have the opportunity to have an immersive experience in the Red Centre and positively contribute to these initiatives.
“We are delighted to acknowledge and recognise Ayers Rock Resort with global best-practice certification,” she said.
“Voyages is a strong leader when it comes to sustainability and community-focused initiatives and we are honoured to have Ayers Rock Resort formally achieving Advanced ECO Certification as well as Respecting our Culture (ROC) with Ecotourism Australia.”
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