Posts Tagged ‘Australian ecotourism’
Tour guides from the Wet Tropics attended the inaugural workshop in the Daintree on 7 and 8 December, 2012. Approximately 60 people, mainly professional tour guides enjoyed the collegiality of like-minded presenters of the natural environment in an engrossing engagement with the landscape and the people in the tourism industry within the area. The Daintree really turned on the fauna with a rare sighting of a Bennett’s Tree Kangaroo in Jungle Surfing canopy.
Yesterday, the Wet Tropics National Landscape was officially launched by Federal Environment Minister, the Hon. Tony Burke MP, at Skyrail’s Barron Falls Station. This is a very important milestone for the people who reside within the rainforests of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area (and surrounds), as it aspires to optimise the value of the relationship between international experience-seeking travllers and the inhabitants of National Landscapes whose lives and livelihoods are so inter-dependent.
A brand new DAINTREE GATEWAY WEBSITE has been launched and partitioned into four localities, PORT DOUGLAS, MOSSMAN, DAINTREE VILLAGE & DAINTREE RAINFOREST. Each product has been positioned precisely as it exists on the landscape. Accommodation, attractions, restaurants, services and tours further specify products into navigable conformity with their actual place on the planet.
Have you had a chance to check out the spectacular new Daintree Rainforest website? Magnificent beauty and extraordinary biodiversity presented through a gallery of images in full-screen format by company photographer, Neil Hewett. The complexities of the oldest surviving rainforest in the world continue to challenge humanity as it strives to comprehend the continuity of growth, the intricate relationships and the incredible diversity established over 160 million years. The image gallery is partitioned into aerial, fauna, flora, forest, insect and spider lists, for your convenience. We hope you enjoy …
I was surprised to have received a recent notification from an industry representative and colleague, detailing an up-coming opportunity for online marketing via a series of ‘apps’ that are soon to be launched for iPhone and Facebook. Without needing to become members of the Regional Tourism Organisation, TTNQ, local tourism operators have been invited to promote their goods and services into a comprehensive guide that will feed into smart phones.