After 14 months of assessment BY Ecotourism Australia, the Coffs Coast has been recognised as an accredited ECO Destination. This establishes us as a world leader in environmental tourism and proves our strong, well-managed commitment to sustainability.
How does this benefit businesses?
It grows our economy
It builds sustainable industry
ECO Destination Certification is only made possible when all businesses, organisations and individuals come together and promote the region as a genuine ECO Destination.
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How does this benefit the community?
It protects our people, places and culture
What is City Of Coffs Harbour’S role?
Whilst our whole region and community was evaluated, Coffs Harbour City Council is responsible for managing the accreditation and will be the main point of contact for Ecotourism Australia going forward. Over the coming years, we’ll have regular visits from an industry expert who’ll help us keep improving our destination management practices.
How can you get involved?
Nature plays an important role in developing and enhancing visitor experiences throughout our region. How well tourism operators promote, manage and capitalise on these natural assets is a crucial factor in attaining ECO Destination Certification.
There are eight ECO certified operators on the Coffs Coast, and we have a growing number of businesses embarking on their own Ecotourism Certification journey.
These businesses are supported by City of Coffs Harbour’s Economic Development & Tourism team through marketing opportunities and mentoring.
eco promotion toolkit
We have created a toolkit for all businesses containing video, images and information.
If you’d like to know more about ECO Destination Certification or how your business can become certified, please contact the Economic Development & Tourism Team at City of Coffs Harbour on email@example.com
If your business sits outside of nature-based tourism but you have a sustainable business story to share, we’d love to hear from you too. We are keen to hear from people across all industries.