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by jsweeting
Fri Feb 03, 2006 4:05 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box (members post)
Topic: Suggestions?
Replies: 32
Views: 43415

Suggested new Topic - Making all tourism sustainable

Hi all I would like to suggest a new topic on the forum that will allow a dialogue about the interchange / interrelationship (or lack there of) between ecotourism and mass tourism. My personal thoughts are that ecotourism is a set of principles that can be applied to the mainstream industry and that...
by jsweeting
Fri Feb 03, 2006 4:00 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box (members post)
Topic: Networking 2004-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 30278

20th Annual Educational Travel Conference -- February 21-24,

Hi all, I have been invited to speak at the above event on a panel moderated by Ron Mader. I plan to try to promote a discussion about how we can all make travel in general more responsible and what individual travel companies large and small can do to play their part. I would love to see fellow Pla...
by jsweeting
Thu Nov 17, 2005 11:43 am
Forum: Ecotourism Emerging Industry Forum (2005)
Topic: Finance for SMEs
Replies: 17
Views: 33655

Potential Loan Financing Sources for Ecotourism Businesses

One of the sponsors of this forum was Verde Ventures who are always on the look out for good opportunities to invest in small tourism companies that support biodiversity conservation. They have made two such loans to-date: http://www.conservation.org/xp/verdeventures/portfolio/belize_lodge.xml http:...
by jsweeting
Fri Nov 04, 2005 4:30 pm
Forum: Ecotourism Emerging Industry Forum (2005)
Topic: Triple Bottom Line Business Structures and Strategies
Replies: 39
Views: 56340

BEST

Toby - FYI, alas BEST closed its doors a couple of years ago now. Some of their work has been continued by The International Ecotourism Society and the International Tourism Partnership.
by jsweeting
Wed Nov 02, 2005 10:28 am
Forum: Ecotourism Emerging Industry Forum (2005)
Topic: Communities and SMEs
Replies: 49
Views: 68644

Timeframes and realistic expectations...

CI has worked for many years with communities in developing countries and has had numerous experiences with regards to community tourism enterprise development. I for one believe this term "model" project to be a bit misleading, because the idea of a model is that it can be easily replicated...not s...
by jsweeting
Wed Nov 02, 2005 7:58 am
Forum: Ecotourism Emerging Industry Forum (2005)
Topic: Chatter and general introductions
Replies: 31
Views: 41403

Greetings from sunny Washington DC

Helo everyone, My name is Jamie Sweeting. I work for Conservation International, where I am challenged daily to see how we can make tourism a vehicle for improved human welfare and conservation. We work at all levels of the tourism supply chain and with a whole variety of different stakeholders. Ess...
by jsweeting
Tue Nov 01, 2005 3:35 pm
Forum: Ecotourism Emerging Industry Forum (2005)
Topic: Marketing and Market Development
Replies: 68
Views: 78397

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 likelih...