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Learn to Plan and Manage Ecotourism Businesses and Activities

Tourism is a major industry in many countries.
Ecotourism has emerged out of growing interest in outdoor activities - from mountaineering and birdwatching, to low impact bushwalking.  Establishing such an enterprise requires an understanding of a wide range of issues including:
  • destinations
  • safety
  • accommodation
  • transport
  • the tour desk as a first point of contact
  • legal considerations
  • management

This course develops your ability to establish and operate an ecotourism enterprise

Course Details

If you are doing the course full time you can complete it in 6 weeks, if you are studying part time then it will take 3-6 months on average to complete the course. Your course will expire after 1 year. You can start the course at any time as it is a self-paced online course.

Course Outline

There are 9 lessons in this course:

1.Nature and Scope of Ecotourism
◦Definition of ecotourism
◦Negative ecotourism
◦Principles of ecotourism

2.Management Issues
◦Recreation and the environment
◦recreational impacts on the environment
◦ethical and legal concerns
◦code of practice for ecotourism operators
◦incorporating ecotourism principles into activities
◦visitor guidelines
◦planning for minimal impact
◦quality control

3.Industry Destinations
◦The ecotourism market
◦what do ecotourists want?
◦trends in international tourism
◦understanding the needs of the consumer
◦consumer expectations

4.The Tour Desk/Office
◦Office procedures
◦providing information
◦employment prospects in ecotourism
◦business letters
◦telephone manner

5.Accommodation Facilities
◦Types of accommodation facilities
◦layout of facilities

6.Catering Facilities
◦Introduction to catering
◦accepted practice for service facilities
◦storing and preserving food

7.Legal Considerations
◦National Parks
◦land use/planning restrictions
◦code of practice

◦The safety strategy
◦first aid

9.Planning an Ecotourism Activity
◦A special project where the student plans out an ecotourism activity including:

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