Ecotourism is renowned for its association with protected areas and special places with cultural linkages. ASEAN and Asia-Pacific nations alike are proactively pursuing ecotourism – linking nature, culture and communities in tourism.
The Asia Pacific dominates the list of the New 7Wonders of the World. World Heritage sites, Biosphere Reserves, National Parks and private nature reserves are prime locations for ecotourism. Urban ecotourism too has developed apace.
Collectively these “eco-wonders’ present significant opportunities for sustainable tourism. Global Eco Asia-Pacific in 2012 focused on optimising the ecotourism potential of ‘eco-wonders’. The 2013 program will soon be released!
Global Eco Asia Pacific brings together leading practitioners from around the globe to present and discuss the key drivers of ecotourism in areas that could be described as ‘eco-wonders’. Planning, product development, strategic partnerships, understanding markets, effective marketing, yield maximisation, destination stewardship and community and indigenous involvement in tourism are critical to the conference agenda.
Global Eco is being staged in Cairns, Australia – where the Great Barrier Reef adjoins the World Heritage listed Wet Tropics rainforests - arguably the largest concentration of ecotourism operations in the world.
Join other industry professionals to be part of this highly applied and practical tourism event.