Tourism leaders from across the state are meeting in Bundaberg today for the 50th World Environment Day.
Queensland Tourism Industry Council is hosting their annual Environment Day Breakfast at the Mon Repos Turtle Centre.
Q-TIC CEO Brett Fraser says the event will shine not only a light on the importance of safeguarding the natural environment, but it will also put the eyes of the state’s tourism industry on Bundaberg.
“The Bundaberg region is a jewel in Queensland’s ecotourism crown,” he says.
“What better place to recognise World Environment Day than in a region that serves as a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and is a staunch advocate of sustainability.
“Nature and tourism go hand in hand. Our international and domestic visitors are increasingly seeking wide open spaces and experiences that bring them closer to the natural environment.
“Bundaberg is excelling in this market.
“From our savannahs to our rainforests and Great Barrier Reef, the importance of the environment to our Queensland tourism brand is immense. It is imperative that we protect and safeguard our natural assets.”
Katherine Reid, CEO of Bundaberg Tourism says there’s no better place to celebrate World Environment Day than Bundaberg.
“With fertile landscapes, thriving wildlife and unique ecosystems, the Bundaberg Region is a living testament that each and every action counts.
“Supported by a community renowned for their unwavering commitment to sustainability, this is a great opportunity for the region to come together, reflect on our past accomplishments, inspire change and chart an even greener future.”
The QTIC World Environment Day Breakfast is made possible through the support of sponsors, EarthCheck, Fun Over Fifty, and NRMA.