Governments are working with industry to make the Australian visitor economy more sustainable and ensure its future success.
The Australian Government, and state and territory governments have endorsed the National Sustainability Framework for the Visitor Economy.
Sustainable tourism preserves Australia’s natural and cultural assets, and respects local communities. It is central to the visitor economy’s future success.
This is recognised in Australia’s long-term visitor economy strategy, THRIVE 2030.
The National Sustainability Framework for the Visitor Economy outlines 4 pillars of sustainable tourism:
The framework’s ambition is that, in the future, ‘Australia is a world leader in sustainable tourism, delivered by thriving businesses that protect the environment, respect and nurture cultures, and empower local communities.’
For more information about the National Sustainability Framework for the Visitor Economy, email VisitorEconomy@austrade.gov.au.