The Queensland Ecotourism Plan
outlines the vision and policy for the future of ecotourism
in Queensland from 2003 to 2008.
|Tony Charters led the project team in
the development and implementation of the plan in partnership
with state and local government agencies, the tourism
industry and the wider community.
Tourism in Protected
Tony Charters jointly chaired with
Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and the Queensland
tourism industry the Tourism in Protected Areas Working
This group produced an innovative policy solution
to deliver a more effective, efficient and equitable
system for managing tourism in Queensland ’s
high use protected areas.
on Partnership for Ecotourism
The Cairns Charter on Partnerships
for Ecotourism builds on the principles of the Quebec
Declaration and seeks to support the establishment
and operation of ecotourism partnerships. Tony Charters
instigated work on this Charter and drafted the original
document. Tony is the International Steering Committee
Chair which oversees the Cairns Charter Action Plan.
and Eco-Certification Program
Program has been developed by industry for industry,
addressing the need to identify genuine ecotourism
and nature tourism operators in Australia. Tony Charters
has taken a leading role in contributing to the development
and implementation of this innovative and World’s
Best Practice certification scheme. Tony chairs the
National Eco Certification Management Committee on
behalf of Ecotourism Australia.
|Tony chairs the National Eco Certification Management
Committee on behalf of Ecotourism Australia.
Wet Tropics Nature-Based
Tony Charters, as Chair of the
project team, took a lead role in the development
of the Nature Based Tourism Strategy for the Wet Tropics
World Heritage Area. This plan provides the basis
for tourism management in a region that contains the
highest concentration of ecotourism operators in Australia
and arguably the World. Tony also chaired the development
of the Wet Tropics Tourism Marketing Plan produced
by the Authority – an innovative and effective
toll to assist management, presentation and sustainable
Eco Tourism Consultant Tourism Consultant Marketing Consultant Ecotourism Sustainable Tourism Destination Development Recreation Concept Design Advocacy and Stakeholder Engagement Public Private Partnership Development Market Research Analysis Social Economic Impact Assessment World Heritage Protected Areas Conservation