21 May 2024: QHA members receive a 10% discount on registrations through this exclusive link

21 May 2024: QHA members receive a 10% discount on registrations through this exclusive link

Ecotourism Australia’s inaugural Global Sustainable Tourism Summit will bring together industry leaders and sustainability experts in Meeanjin/Brisbane, on 4-6 June 2024 to discuss the current opportunities and challenges for the sustainable tourism industry.

Following the theme “People, Planet, Place, Purpose” the program will feature a wide range of topics across the four pillars of sustainability from international case-studies and leading accommodation sector businesses.

The program includes targeted topics for accommodation providers including conversations with Accor Pacific, YHA, Accommodation Australia and ECO and Sustainable Tourism Certified accommodations so you can learn more about the latest innovations, best-practices and practical insights to help you grow on your sustainability journey.

QHA Members members receive a 10% discount on registrations through this exclusive link: https://tickets.localtix.com.au/outlet/event/4cb47f7f-1f1b-4655-b775-e2cff2d2a09b?accessCode=discount10

Ecotourism Australia Certified operators and Strive 4 Sustainability Scorecard holders receive exclusive discounts to the event.

Discover the full program and register now! www.ecotourism.org.au/conference

Benefits for attending:

For operators· Be inspired by the best practices and examples from certified operators to implement in your own tourism business

· Hear the latest global changes in sustainable tourism trends and what they mean for your business

· Connect with other tourism operators from across Australia

· Network with destination managers, government representatives and industry bodies who are passionate about sustainability and working towards a more sustainable future

For industry organisations and stakeholders· Connect with aligned businesses and destinations to hear local perspectives and the latest innovations in sustainable tourism

· Network with government representatives, operators and industry peers

· Discover the latest global sustainable tourism management and visitor trends and what they mean for your organisation

Program Overview:

Pre-Summit Activity

Sustainability Site Visit TBA (AM)

Welcome Function (Approx 6-9pm)

Day 1

Summit Day | Big picture, future thinking (Approx 8am-5pm)

Summit Dinner (Approx 6-11pm)

Day 2

ECO Think Forum | Deeper dive with targeted conversations for tourism operators and destination managers (Approx 8am – 4pm)

Program topics include:

Day 1

  • Global Changes in Accommodation – David Young, Accor Pacific
  • The Future of Travel – Philippa Harrison, Tourism Australia
  • Social Impact of Tourism – Annette Sharp, Intrepid Travel
  • Ecotourism Legacy Leaders – ECO Certified panel

Day 2

  • Sustainability in the Accommodation Sector – panel
  • Technology and Sustainable Tourism Management – Julie Cheetham, Weeva
  • Accessibility in Nature-Based Tourism – panel
  • Leading Sustainable Tourism Examples in Urban Environments – Sustainable Tourism Certified panel
  • Alternatives to Offsetting – panel