“We are pleased to be working with VisitCanberra to kickstart operators’ sustainability journey with the Strive 4 Sustainability Scorecard and to strengthen sustainable tourism as a priority for the region,” said Ecotourism Australia chief executive Elissa Keenan.
“Increasingly, visitors are becoming more conscious about positive environmental, community and cultural impact and they wish to support the businesses that adopt the same principles.
“The collaboration between Ecotourism Australia and VisitCanberra will provide direct support to a significant proportion of local tourism businesses to learn more about sustainable tourism practices and the increasing expectations of travellers to seek sustainable options.
“There are so many wonderful tourism attractions and tours in our nation’s capital, complimented by a growing number of restaurants, cafes, breweries, and other businesses supporting the visitor economy as tourism to the ACT continues to grow. This is a great commitment by VisitCanberra to amplify the importance of sustainability and support their local businesses in this journey.”
VisitCanberra executive branch manager Jonathan Kobus welcomed the partnership.
“There is an abundance of high-quality tourism businesses in the territory looking to begin their sustainability journey and demonstrate their good practices to guests,” he said.