Huge Pink Group, Ecotourism Australia companion for sustainable tourism


Big Red Group, the biggest community for journey experiences in Australia and New Zealand, is teaming up with Ecotourism Australia to advertise sustainable tourism within the space.

Underneath the deal, expertise operators on Huge Pink Group’s platform can show their sustainable credentials by showcasing certifications from Ecotourism Australia, a not-for-profit that promotes sustainable tourism partly via nationwide certification applications.

Huge Pink Group encompasses operators of greater than 14,000 experiences, together with the platforms Adrenaline, Expertise Oz and RedBalloon. The corporate acknowledged a accountability to include a mindfulness for the setting into its enterprise mannequin, mentioned Jemma Fastnedge, the corporate’s chief sustainability officer.

“We’re transferring towards a journey trade the place sustainable tourism is not a nice-to-have however a vital part of working a profitable operation,” she mentioned. “Our partnership with Ecotourism Australia will assist make sustainability data extra accessible so companies can responsibly share their sustainability achievements and vacationers can e book and spend in line with their values.”

Companies on the Huge Pink Group’s platforms that full Ecotourism Australia’s pre-certification scorecard can have the choice to show an icon on their itemizing. Companies that progress to attaining world finest follow sustainability requirements via Ecotourism Australia’s full certification applications can quickly show their certification on their itemizing.

Huge Pink Group’s help for this system demonstrates the corporate’s dedication to “stroll the discuss” on sustainability, mentioned Ecotourism Australia Chief Govt Elissa Keenan.

“Sustainability is not a theme or a pattern, it’s a important a part of any enterprise,” she mentioned. “The expectations of vacationers are quickly altering – they wish to select an expertise dedicated to minimizing environmental influence … [and they] need to have the ability to simply determine operators who will ship the expertise they’re anticipating.”

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