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by Miker
Fri Nov 18, 2005 9:54 am
Forum: Ecotourism Emerging Industry Forum (2005)
Topic: Triple Bottom Line Business Structures and Strategies
Replies: 39
Views: 56138

I too am sorry to see the end of this conference. There has been a lot of good discussion, although not enough people have been participating. There are some thorny issues and areas of disagreement where further discussion and debate are needed. However there are areas of agreement. The point is we ...
by Miker
Wed Nov 16, 2005 1:08 pm
Forum: Ecotourism Emerging Industry Forum (2005)
Topic: Triple Bottom Line Business Structures and Strategies
Replies: 39
Views: 56138

Sorry to harp on certification but I believe it is an important tool. Megan was quoted in previous postings as follows: The authors conclude that while certification may be a valid method to involve businesses in quality and sustainability oversight of their businesses, there is insufficient evidenc...
by Miker
Tue Nov 15, 2005 11:07 am
Forum: Ecotourism Emerging Industry Forum (2005)
Topic: Triple Bottom Line Business Structures and Strategies
Replies: 39
Views: 56138

I am no expert on the NEAP program but here is a bit of insight. The best bet would be to ask Ecotourism Australia for results of more current research. The NEAP program in Australia was launched back in 1996. The following are the benefits promoted to prospective members. Nature tourism and ecotour...
by Miker
Sun Nov 13, 2005 7:01 pm
Forum: Ecotourism Emerging Industry Forum (2005)
Topic: Communities and SMEs
Replies: 49
Views: 68307

I agree wholeheartedly with the numerous comments that have been made about ensuring participation of the broader community when initiating community based tourism planning. When we get involved in a project such as the one in Pangnirtung mentioned in a previous posting, we see ourselves, the consul...
by Miker
Sat Nov 12, 2005 12:33 pm
Forum: Ecotourism Emerging Industry Forum (2005)
Topic: Triple Bottom Line Business Structures and Strategies
Replies: 39
Views: 56138

I am concerned that we are dismissing the benefits of certification - just because there is a lack good research to quantify the benefits of ecotourism certification. Why not approach the tourism research community to push for good research so we can develop research-based programs? We lack good res...
by Miker
Wed Nov 09, 2005 12:34 pm
Forum: Ecotourism Emerging Industry Forum (2005)
Topic: Marketing and Market Development
Replies: 68
Views: 78066

Oliver asked:
Does anyone have a good example of efficient web-based marketing of an ecotourism business?
A colleague of ours, Todd Lucier owns and runs an ecolodge on the edge of Algonquin Provincial Park. His web site is particularly effective
by Miker
Sun Nov 06, 2005 6:52 pm
Forum: Ecotourism Emerging Industry Forum (2005)
Topic: Marketing and Market Development
Replies: 68
Views: 78066

Hi this is Mike Robbins from the Tourism Company in Toronto, Canada. I would like to draw people
by Miker
Sun Nov 06, 2005 2:32 pm
Forum: Ecotourism Emerging Industry Forum (2005)
Topic: Private sector/Public sector collaboration
Replies: 20
Views: 36662

Hi, this is Mike Robbins from the Tourism Company in Toronto Canada.There are some good examples of partnerships between the government and First Nation communities in Canada. Three good models are discussed below. The first and third are successful partnerships between First Nations and the governm...
by Miker
Sun Nov 06, 2005 6:55 am
Forum: Ecotourism Emerging Industry Forum (2005)
Topic: Communities and SMEs
Replies: 49
Views: 68307

Good morning my name is Mike Robbins and I am a tourism consultant based in Toronto, Canada. I would like to discuss the concept of community-based tourism development through a case study in Canada
by Miker
Tue Sep 28, 2004 8:07 am
Forum: Business and Finance
Topic: Current Statistics
Replies: 5
Views: 17996

This is a very important topic