Responsible Tourism

A green and happy holiday? You can have it all

When you’re on holiday, relaxing on a beach or soaking up a vibrant city’s culture, the last thing you want to think about is your responsibility to the planet.

Blue Mountains launches low carbon tourism program

There’s a strong future for eco-tourism in NSW’s Blue Mountains, following the launch of a CRC for Low Carbon Living-funded program designed to promote businesses that reduce their carbon footprints.

Crown Resorts sustainability efforts deliver the goods

International tourism operator Crown Resorts has put a strong focus on sustainability at its major Melbourne and Perth sites, achieving major reductions in carbon emissions, increased energy efficiency, reduced water…

Learning the spirit of the land

Randy Yibarbuk is a designated future elder of his clan in the Yolgnu nation in west Arnhem Land.

Special Report: How hotels are going green

More travellers, particularly corporate travel groups, are looking for sustainability credentials when they book a place to stay. This, along with reducing high running costs, is driving an increasing number…

Langkawi eco paradise at The Frangipani

In tropical Langkawi, an island hideaway in the Andaman Sea off the North West Malaysian peninsular, a locally owned hotel is setting the benchmark for environmental practises in the region.

Skyrail scores global kudos for being green

By Willow Aliento

5 February 2014 — Skyrail Rainforest Cableway at Cairns has been recognised for achieving world’s best practice in sustainable tourism, with the World Travel and Tourism Council selecting the high-flying forest adventure as one of three finalists in the Environment Award category of the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards.

A hunt for sustainable tourism in NSW

As a Sydney-sider, I adore skirmishes around our beautiful countryside in NSW. I marvel at the fact that I can be in the bush within an hour on a Friday night, after work.

What I have found disappointing, however, is the lack of sustainable travel options available to me. I have a policy that I will only stay at responsible venues when I travel for pleasure.