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by Aivar_Ruukel
Sat Nov 07, 2009 11:17 am
Forum: Web 1, 2, 3
Topic: Twitter
Replies: 3
Views: 4024

Re: Twitter

How are you using twitter - http://twitter.com - to communicate about eco and travel topics? One cool feature of twitter that came couple of weeks ago is Twitter Lists. One can create list, share them and follow other people lists. Here is on I have created about ecotourism http://twitter.com/Ruuke...
by Aivar_Ruukel
Sat Oct 17, 2009 5:28 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: European News
Replies: 12
Views: 13110

Soomaa NP recieved two sustainable tourism labels last week

source - http://blog.soomaa.com/2009/10/17/estonian-soomaa-national-park-recieved-two-sustainable-tourism-labels-within-last-week/ Soomaa (the Land of Bogs) National Park in Estonia joined the PAN Parks network of European wilderness areas as it proved excellence in combining wilderness protection a...
by Aivar_Ruukel
Sat Oct 17, 2009 5:27 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: European News
Replies: 12
Views: 13110

Estonian Green Key Hotels Launch Joint Marketing Campaign

source - http://ecotourism-estonia.blogspot.com/ ... joint.html

Eight Estonian Green Key certified hotels have launched first-ever joint marketing campaign
by Aivar_Ruukel
Wed Nov 21, 2007 4:26 pm
Forum: Web 1, 2, 3
Topic: Maps
Replies: 17
Views: 21951

Rrove.com

Hello, I would like to share with you a newly discovered great google-maps application, that is really easy to use: www.rrove.com They call themselves Social Bookmarks for Places, great service and no technical skills are needed to use it. It took me 10 minutes to see the results on my website, see ...
by Aivar_Ruukel
Thu Oct 04, 2007 9:57 pm
Forum: Web 1, 2, 3
Topic: Maps
Replies: 17
Views: 21951

Flagr

Hello all.
Flagr is a nice tool, easy to use. I have created just an half hour ago a map where I will collect and share the ecotourism places and providers of Estonia. see - http://www.flagr.com/maps/ecotourism

Aivar Ruukel
by Aivar_Ruukel
Sat Nov 12, 2005 7:39 am
Forum: Ecotourism Emerging Industry Forum (2005)
Topic: Marketing and Market Development
Replies: 68
Views: 78395

business alliances

I believe very much in "horizontal" business alliances, creation of joint-products and making joint-marketing efforts. One critical task seems to be, how to organize reservation procedures? One of the partners in such alliance should take the role of reservation office... What is your experience? An...
by Aivar_Ruukel
Sat Nov 12, 2005 7:19 am
Forum: Ecotourism Emerging Industry Forum (2005)
Topic: Communities and SMEs
Replies: 49
Views: 68644

We speak about communities and ask "do they prefer own business, a joint venture with an outside business or would rather to just have a job.." My experience is that it depends on existance of potential entrepreneurs in the area. Estonia is a small country, but even here one can find so many differe...
by Aivar_Ruukel
Wed Nov 02, 2005 12:29 am
Forum: Ecotourism Emerging Industry Forum (2005)
Topic: Marketing and Market Development
Replies: 68
Views: 78395

Re: Business/market linkages - less leakage / more benefits

My principle interest here is to see how we can use markets (both direct to the consumer and within the supply chain) to increase competitiveness and profitability of tourism SMEs working in high biodiversity areas. The more successful SMEs are the more people they can employ and the greater likeli...
by Aivar_Ruukel
Tue Nov 01, 2005 10:59 am
Forum: Ecotourism Emerging Industry Forum (2005)
Topic: Chatter and general introductions
Replies: 31
Views: 41403

Introduction

Hello everybody, I will also take opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Aivar Ruukel , I live and work in Soomaa National Park , Estonia. My company SOOMAA.COM organizes tours and provides travel services inside and nearby National Park. The backbone of our activities is a network of farms alo...