Published on : Friday, February 23, 2018
Eco-tourism, the Global Eco Asia-Pacific Tourism Conference in Australia is anticipated to attract over 300 of the best eco-tourism professionals of the world to Townsville from November 26th till 28th.
Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones explained that the target of the event would be on the “jewel in the crown of Queensland tourism” — the Great Barrier Reef.
To quote Ms Jones, “We also have the beautiful rainforests, so having new eco-tourism experiences in our national parks is absolutely something we’re focused on.”
Eco-tourism Australia chief executive Rod Hillman explained that Queensland has numerous “natural assets” that would help the Australian state to develop a powerful eco-tourism sector.
“Queensland should be leading eco-tourism,” he said.
Mr. Hillman explained that roughly 20 percent of tourism was nature-based.
“When you start looking at numbers like that, it’s enormous, even the Chinese market … they want nature-based experiences as well,” he said.