For the first time in over ten years, the Margaret River region will host Ecotourism Australia’s annual Global Eco Asia-Pacific Tourism Conference. From December 1 – 3 2020, up to 250 delegates from across Australia and around the world will gather to take part in the world’s longest running ecotourism conference to celebrate ideas and innovation for a sustainable future.
MRBTA has procured the contract through partnerships with Tourism WA, Shire of Augusta Margaret River, the Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions, and the South West Development Commission.
What is the Global Eco Asia-Pacific Tourism Conference?
Global Eco is Ecotourism Australia’s premier annual event and is the most respected ecotourism conference in the world. It attracts leading tourism industry operators, ecotourism professionals, tourism bodies and researchers.
With a focus on ecotourism, sustainability and responsible tourism, Global Eco is a conference of ideas and innovation that nurtures partnerships and facilitates exceptional business networking.
What it means for the region?
Flanked by national parks including towering forests, pristine coastlines and rugged granite outcrops, the Margaret River region is the perfect setting for Global Eco 2020. Hosting this premier event in December will further the region’s positioning as an advocate for sustainable tourism and build on developing Ecotourism business as a valuable driver for the local economy.
CEO Steve Harrison said “We are proud in playing a part in attracting this conference to the Margaret River region as it reflects the focus that many of our members & the Shire have on ensuring a sustainable future in Western Australia’s regions.”
More details on the conference location and theme, as well as opportunities for how local businesses can participate will be released in the coming days. The official media statement from Global Eco can be read here.