Partner Profile: Association of Marine Park Tourism Operators
AMPTO is the peak industry body representing tourism operators in the Great Barrier Reef marine park. It is a not-for-profit limited company, funded by members’ contributions, whose role is to represent its members’ interests in all forums, and further the development of best practice in presenting the wonder of this world heritage area to the world.
The voice of the marine tourism industry
AMPTO works closely with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority to continually monitor and improve management of the reef. Marine tourism is a minimal impact industry committed to sustainable practices to ensure the future of the reef.
AMPTO is a founder member of the Cooperative Research Centre for the Reef providing support for scientific research on the reef, and developing best, sustainable, practices for industry members. They were also instrumental in the formation of the GBR Research Foundation – a private non-profit organisation which directs benefactors’ funds toward reef research.