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by Carol Patterson
Tue Jul 03, 2007 4:22 pm
Forum: Wildlife
Topic: Tourism and Wildlife Conservation
Replies: 19
Views: 23474

The Role of Guides

In a recent survey I did on wildlife watchers, I was surprised to find that guides were ranked the lowest as a criteria in selecting a travel destination. While my study was very small, this information causes me some concern. Guides are very important in explaining what is acceptable behavior for t...
by Carol Patterson
Tue Jul 03, 2007 4:13 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box (members post)
Topic: Share News from the Planet
Replies: 102
Views: 113480

Wildlife Tourism Survey results available

Are wildlife tourists using guiding services? I thought this would be a sure thing given the enhanced experience they can provide, but a recent survey I did showed that guides were the least important factor in selecting a destination for wildlife watchers.

If you
by Carol Patterson
Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:07 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box (members post)
Topic: Share News from the Planet
Replies: 102
Views: 113480

EcoTourism News and Wildlife Watching

Our latest issue of our newsletter EcoTourism Management is now available for viewing at www.kalahari-online.com/spr07.pdf Take a few minutes and share your viewpoints on wildlife watching in our online survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=102643567852 We want to encourage more responsible ...
by Carol Patterson
Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:00 am
Forum: Suggestion Box (members post)
Topic: Share News from the Planet
Replies: 102
Views: 113480

View Winning Photos from theWildlife Watchers Photo Contest

The Winter issue of EcoTourism Management is now online at http://www.kalahari-online.com/win07.pdf. You can see the winning photos from our Wildlife Watchers contest. First place went to Keith Sproule with his great photo of Elisa watching Elephants in Sri Lanka. Check it out!
Carol Patterson :D
by Carol Patterson
Wed Oct 18, 2006 1:15 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box (members post)
Topic: Share News from the Planet
Replies: 102
Views: 113480

Tourism Newsletter now online

The Autumn issue of EcoTourism Management is now available online. To read more go to http://www.kalahari-online.com/aut06.pdf.
Cheers,
Carol Patterson
Kalahari Management
by Carol Patterson
Wed Jul 19, 2006 9:29 am
Forum: Suggestion Box (members post)
Topic: Share News from the Planet
Replies: 102
Views: 113480

Ecotourism Newsletter Online

Hi Everyone

Our summer newsletter is now online
http://www.kalahari-online.com/sum06.pdf

Read how rotten shark and black death can enhance your vacation experience! :)

Carol Patterson, Kalahari Management Inc.
http://www.kalahari-online.com
by Carol Patterson
Wed Apr 26, 2006 9:21 am
Forum: Suggestion Box (members post)
Topic: Share News from the Planet
Replies: 102
Views: 113480

EcoTourism Newsletter online

The latest issue of our online newsletter is now up. To learn more about current events in nature based tourism go to http://www.kalahari-online.com/spr06.pdf

Carol Patterson
President, Kalahari Management
by Carol Patterson
Fri Jan 20, 2006 12:22 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box (members post)
Topic: Share News from the Planet
Replies: 102
Views: 113480

Tourism Newsletter now online

For those of you wanting to read more about nature based tourism or ecotourism, check out our latest issue of our online newsletter http://www.kalahari-online.com/win06.pdf Our winter issue includes some great information on how code of ethics and great interpretation can help with your marketing ef...
by Carol Patterson
Fri Jan 20, 2006 11:41 am
Forum: Suggestion Box (members post)
Topic: Share News from the Planet
Replies: 102
Views: 113480

Best Practices Publication Now Available

If you are looking for a sustainable tourism case study, or wanting to focus more on tourism best practices, I have just completed a publication that you may want to add to your library. Best Practices for Saving Paradise: A Teacher
by Carol Patterson
Tue Nov 08, 2005 9:12 am
Forum: Ecotourism Emerging Industry Forum (2005)
Topic: Marketing and Market Development
Replies: 68
Views: 77637

Market development

I believe the discussion so far presents a pretty accurate picture of what is needed for successful market development. With ecotourism and nature-based tourism dominated by small and medium-size businesses I think governments can and should play an important role in developing markets. The 4
by Carol Patterson
Tue Sep 20, 2005 7:20 am
Forum: Suggestion Box (members post)
Topic: Suggestions?
Replies: 32
Views: 42826

Hi Ron As we discussed at our workshop a couple of weeks ago, I think it might be interesting to start a forum on insurance. In my mind, insurance poses the single greatest threat to our industry. Skyrocketing insurance premiums, an inability to find coverage, and more restrictions by insurance comp...
by Carol Patterson
Tue Sep 20, 2005 7:19 am
Forum: Business and Finance
Topic: Independent Traveler Market
Replies: 2
Views: 13804

I was at the recent Ecotourism in the US conference held in Bar Harbor, Maine and was concerned by the number of operators who are seeing a steady increase in the average age of their adventure travelers. George Wendt of OARS and a member of the Adventure Collection said the average age of his trave...