Ayers Rock Resort achieves Advanced Ecotourism Certification

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Ayers Rock Resort has achieved both Advanced Ecotourism and Respecting Our Culture Certification to become the first ECO Certified business of 2024.

Alongside its sustainability initiatives of an onsite solar field, drive-through recycling centre and wildlife conservation programs, Ayers Rock Resort offers respectful and responsible cultural tourism.

Managed by Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia, Ayers Rock Resort is also celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

“We’re incredibly proud Ayers Rock Resort has now been ECO Certified, alongside sister property Mossman Gorge Cultural Centre,” said Matt Cameron-Smith, CEO of Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia.

“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. This achievement is a testament to all the team who work so hard every day on our sustainable journey,”

Ecotourism Australia CEO Elissa Keenan said Voyages is a strong leader when it comes to sustainability and community focused initiatives.

“Voyages have committed to sustainable tourism practices for a long period with the Mossman Gorge Centre ECO Certified since 2008,” she said.

“We are delighted to acknowledge and recognise Ayers Rock Resort with global best practice certification.”