Saturday 17th Nov, 2018

Feathered friends a feature of cruise conference


WARDEN of the Broome Bird Observatory Jaimie Jackett is to speak at the closing breakfast at the Australian Cruise Association annual conference to be held next week in Broome.

Each year the ACA organises a speaker from an organisation providing support for the local communities in which the event is held.

“We have had some wonderful local speakers attend our conferences who have been able to make an important connection between our delegates and the destination,” said Association chief executive Jill Abel.

“These have included the Great Barrier Reef Foundation in Mooloolaba in 2017 and Orange Sky Laundry – a not for profit organisation supporting the homeless – in Sydney in 2016.”


The Broome Bird Observatory, now in its 30th year, facilitates and supports research projects on migratory shorebirds and the local environment.

Its focus is on Roebuck Bay which is renowned as being among the top five migratory shorebird destinations.

From here shorebirds make their long annual migration to northern Asia and Siberia.

“Our Friday breakfasts are a wonderful finale to our conferences and help to inspire, motivate and educate our delegates leaving them with a greater understanding of the important contribution that cruising can make to a destination,” Ms Abel said.

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