Ecotourism Australia and Caravan Industry Association of Australia announce pathway to sustainability for caravanning and camping

21 August 2023

Ecotourism Australia and Caravan Industry Association of Australia have agreed to collaborate to create a pathway to sustainability for caravanning and camping tourism enterprises in Australia through Ecotourism Australia’s Strive 4 Sustainability Scorecard.
Strive 4 Sustainability Scorecard

Launching in late 2022, the Sustainable Tourism pathway program supports the tourism industry and the tourism supply to address the four pillars of sustainability: sustainable management, environmental impacts, socio-economic impacts, and cultural impacts.

It includes the Strive 4 Sustainability Scorecard pre-certification benchmarking tool; and the flagship ECO Certification program (for nature-based tourism businesses) and the new Sustainable Tourism Certification for non-nature based businesses, both of which have a standard recognised by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC).

Start your business sustainability journey today, for as little as $250 *plus GST.

Contribute to your success, consumers are increasingly conscious of the environment and businesses that incorporate sustainability into their practices are better placed for success.

The scorecard will show you and your customers what you’re doing well and how you can strive to improve. It also gives you an industry-recognised rating that you can use to promote your business, making it more attractive to suppliers, providers and tourists choosing to align their sustainability values with yours.

For any business that completes their Scorecard and wishes to continue to certification, industry discounts are available.

To learn more about the pre-certification benchmarking program, Strive 4 Sustainability Scorecard: Strive 4 Sustainability Scorecard | Ecotourism Australia

“Caravanning and camping is one of Australia’s favourite pastimes providing access to predominately regional nature experiences.  Notably, over a third of our 120 ECO Certified accommodations around Australia offer caravanning, camping and glamping experiences,” stated Ecotourism Australia Chief Executive, Elissa Keenan.

Caravan Industry Association of Australia Chief Executive, Stuart Lamont, stated, “As an important contributor to the Australian tourism industry, and being heavily connected to land and people, we are thrilled to partner with Ecotourism Australia as we welcome the wider industry to start their sustainability journey using their Strive 4 Sustainability Scorecard.

“Caravanning and camping has immense potential to be part of the growing responsible travel movement in Australia and to lead regional small to medium-sized business toward innovative sustainability.”