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Nature Based Tourism forum for ecotourism revolution hosted by East Gippsland Council on 17 March 2022

Tourism is changing as travellers become increasingly aware of the impact they have on the places they visit.

By news@gippsland - 7th March 2022 - Back to News

To prepare tourism operators and communities for the ecotourism revolution and build a more sustainable future for the industry, council in partnership with AusIndustry's Strengthening Business Service, EGMi and Destination Gippsland, will host a full-day Nature Based Tourism Forum on Thursday, 17 March. East Gippsland Mayor, Cr Mark Reeves said COVID-19 had changed the way people have travelled in recent times, creating new opportunities for tourism operators across the shire.

If you're a business in East Gippsland with a strong interest in nature-based tourism, and would like to connect with, and learn from fellow operators, this one day event will inspire and inform you

If you're a business in East Gippsland with a strong interest in nature-based tourism, and would like to connect with, and learn from fellow operators, this one day event will inspire and inform you

Sustaining tourism

Cr Reeves said, "The pandemic has seen East Gippslanders opt to explore areas close to home, resulting in a new type of tourist who doesn't just fly in and fly out, but instead is actively engaged in knowing more about the people and places they visit."

Regenerative Tourism expert Dr Dianne Dredge, director of The Tourism Co Lab. will be joined by Audrey Vignau, Senior Tourism Officer at East Gippsland Shire Council for the Nature Based Tourism Forum, a one-day event that will look at the issues around sustainable tourism.

Forum hosted by the council

The forum is the fourth in a popular series hosted by council over the past year and will help tourism businesses and community leaders further collaborate and connect around a shared interest in community-focused, nature-based tourism. It will cover:

  • Innovative businesses, business models and destinations
  • How to get to know your customers and their interests
  • Identifying opportunities for nature-based tourism
  • How to collaborate with aligned operators
  • How nature-based tourism help resilient communities

The one-day forum will include interactive workshops facilitated by Dr Dredge. The event will comply with all COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines that might apply on the day. The event will be held on:

  • Thursday 17 March
  • 9.00am-4.00pm
  • Nowa Nowa Public Hall, 3887/39 Wandin Way, Nowa Nowa

It is free for tourism operators and community leaders, however, bookings are essential at Eventbrite website.

Pictures from Eventbrite website.


Source: http://gippsland.com/

Published by: news@gippsland.com



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