2005 Dialogue

What are the global success stories?

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REMINDER -- ECOCLUB chat going on right now!

REQUEST -- Please fill out the conference survey
>> http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=33331061432

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Rural Tourism Portal in Ecuador!!!

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Dear Participants

I would like to make this final post about my thoughts on rural tourism and
the lessons learned during this conference.

I agree rural tourism can and should be promoted as a way to increase income
for rural communities. That said, we should be aware from the beginning --
in development and promotion -- that the income is distributed fairly in the
community.

E-travel traffic will create a specialized portal focusing on rural tourism
in Ecuador. This will be launched in December 2005. My goal is to provide
accurate information about places, tours, prices, and transportation for at
least 20 communities. Our goal is to provide a traveler-friendly source of
information with professional reservation and operation support.

We are not talking about taking money from the sales and we do not like to
act like a tour operator who lives from commission fees.

Financial support and alliances in terms of content production are received
with open arms. We hope this will be the beginning of a new and more
authentic rural tourism experience for those traveling in Ecuador.

Thanks to all who participated in this conference. It was a good discussion.

Sincerely
Ing. Jorge Alvarado
info@e-traveltraffic.com
phone 593-2-2247071[/quote]

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Many thanks to the participants who filled out the conference survey. Results are now online
>> http://www.planeta.com/ecotravel/tour/ruralsurvey.html

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