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How do you get there from here?

One of the most important considerations for your tourism business is how do guests get to your site? How will they travel to get there? What are the logistics involved in getting from where they are to where you want them to be? Here’s a great (but extreme) example from the BBC: http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20160219-a-frozen-highway-to-an-ancient-kingdom

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To Certify or Not to Certify? That is a question.

Is your ecotourism site certified? Would you consider certification if you are not? Here is a certification provider for the Australian market; there are other certification services. Certification can be expensive and time-consuming, especially for many of our friends who run small sites in villages. Nonetheless, it might be worthwhile and increase the numbers of visitors to your site.


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The United Nations is still talking about tourism

The UN General Assembly continues to recognize tourism as a way to fight poverty and to protect biodiversity. Their first statement was in 2012 and now this one from early 2015. The continued support of this global organization of nations is encouraging. So, be encouraged those of you who continue to work in the field! Click here for the complete article. (This resolution will make sure that sustainable tourism remains on the agenda for the important years following the 2015 target date of the Millennium Development Goals).