Ecotourism to open up Queensland national parks | Tourism Innovation | Scoop.it

Brisbane 27 June 2013. The Newman Government is set to make Queensland the number one nature-based tourism destination in Australia, with another step towards making national parks more accessible to the public now underway.

 

National Parks Minister Steve Dickson and Tourism Minister Jann Stuckey today called for Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for new and innovative ecotourism concepts, in and around Queensland’s national parks.

Mr Dickson said the Government recognised that the state’s greatest competitive advantage is our unique natural environment.

 

“Our vision is to make Queensland a world leader in ecotourism by 2020, as the Newman Government continues to grow our four pillar economy and get Queensland back on track,” Mr Dickson said.

 

“The future of ecotourism in Queensland will be guided by ecologically responsible and sustainable practices.

 

“We are blessed with more than 1,300 national parks, marine parks and other reserves conserving a diverse array of species and ecosystems, our rich Indigenous cultural heritage and five World Heritage listed areas — more than any other state or territory.

 

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Via Tourism Australia Consumer Insights