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Recently, Sea All Dolphin Swims was successful in passing another audit and was re-awarded the Advanced Ecotourism Certification by Ecotourism Australia. And now we are delighted to receive the following great news:
Ecotourism Australia’s ECO certification program has been Approved by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), as one of the first tourism certification programs in the world to meet the compliance requirements of the GSTC Approval Manual.
“GSTC Approval status brings further credibility to a well-respected and established brand, ECO certification, and raises its profile in the global arena. International guests can now recognise and choose with confidence high quality tour operators delivering true ecotourism experiences” said Rod Hillman – CEO Ecotourism Australia.
The GSTC establishes and manages global sustainable standards with the aim of increasing sustainable tourism knowledge and practices. They are an independent body, serving the important role of managing global standards for sustainability in travel and tourism.
The acceptance of ECO certification as a GSTC Approved standard builds on the ECO certified tour operators’ deserved reputation for delivering high quality, sustainable best practice, tourism experiences that have true conservation benefits.
“Ecotourism Australia’s certification of travel products verifies to the traveling public that the claims of the travel provider are valid and based on EA’s independent, 3rd-party review of those claims. In the same manner, the ‘GSTC Approved’ mark indicates that an independent and neutral team of evaluators have determined that EA’s own processes for certifying travel products are transparent, impartial, and competent.
Travelers choosing products that are certified by Ecotourism Australia can be assured that those products are deemed sustainable according to the highest international standards.” Randy Durband, CEO GSTC explains.
Sea All Dolphin Swims has always believed in and actively involved in eco friendly business practices, and during our interaction with our guests and the general public, provide information and knowledge of our local environment because we believe education is key to help secure a sustainable future for all.
If you have any good suggestions such as improvement on our environmental practice, or information you want to share, we would love to hear from you.