Queensland aims to be top spot in Oz for ecotourism

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Queensland gives top

Queensland is intensifying efforts to be the number one nature-based tourism destination in Australia, with moves to make the state’s national parks more accessible to tourists.

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

The government recognises that the state’s greatest competitive advantage in boosting tourism is our unique natural environment, Dickson said.

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