Stepwise sustainable tourism
Stepwise Heritage and Tourism is committed to developing sustainable approaches to tourism wherever possible. We can help you meet the challenge of balancing the needs of tourism, local communities and the environment.
Stepwise Heritage and Tourism has particular skills in working with tourism issues for protected areas, state and national heritage sites, World Heritage sites and regional tourism destinations.
Understanding the significance of environment and heritage values is the key to both protecting heritage and unlocking its potential for tourism. Stepwise advocates a cautious and realistic approach to tourism development based on obtaining high quality information and making decisions informed by an understanding of requirements for environmental, economic and social sustainability.
Steps to Sustainable Tourism is a publication of the Australian Government Department of Environment and Heritage. We use the approach advocated in this document to facilitate programs for sustainable tourism development. Facilitators and associates of Stepwise Heritage and Tourism have been involved in facilitating sustainable tourism development in:
- Purnululu National Park and World Heritage Area, WA.
- Cocos Keeling Islands, Australian External Territory.
Stepwise Heritage and Tourism also conducts a dynamic and fun half day training exercise in regional heritage tourism development, using the example of Bogawindi Stepwise land managementShire. This program is suitable for state and regional tourism organisations.