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Qantas to Sponsor Sustainable Tourism Seminars in Australia

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Qantas is to host a series of tourism industry seminars around Australia as part of its commitment to sustainable tourism in 2009.

Last years seminar program involved the participation of over 600 tourism operators and related businesses, said Group Executive Qantas Airlines Commercial, Mr Rob Gurney. This years seminars, titled Investing for the Long Haul, will again help raise awareness of the potential environmental impacts of tourism operations and provide solutions for best practice in sustainability, including highlighting opportunities to access government subsidies.

Following last years seminars, our research indicated 85% of delegates had implemented or planned new measures for best practice in sustainable tourism.

State and national winners of the 2008 Qantas Awards for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism will be showcased during the seminars. Dates for the free seminars are:

- Perth Thursday 10 September
- Adelaide Friday 11 September
- Brisbane Wednesday 16 September
- Sydney Friday 18 September
- Hobart Tuesday 22 September
- Melbourne Wednesday 23 September
- Alice Springs Thursday 1 October
- Cairns Friday 2 October

Local tourism operators will be invited to register for the seminars from early August.

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