Ecotour Management

ADL - Academy for Distance Learning

£ 325 - (365 )
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  • Vocational qualification
  • Fernunterricht
  • 100 Lehrstunden
  • Wann:
    Freie Auswahl

Tourism is now a boom industry and a major employer of recreationists in the country. Ecotourism has emerged out of a growing interest in outdoor adventure activities - from mountaineering to low impact bush walking.

Establishing such an enterprise requires an understanding of a wide range of issues including: legal considerations, safety, accommodation, the tour desk as a first point of contact, destinations, and management. This course develops your ability to establish and operate an ecotourism enterprise.

This course is an excellent first step toward increasing your potential for success in ecotour management.

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Wo und wann

Beginn Lage
Freie Auswahl
Distance Learning

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Lesson Structure: Ecotour Management BTR101

There are 9 lessons:

Nature and Scope of Ecotourism
Definition of ecotourism
Negative ecotourism
Principles of ecotourism
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
Industry Destinations
The ecotourism market
what do ecotourists want?
trends in international tourism
understanding the needs of the consumer
consumer expectations
The Tour Desk/Office
Office procedures
providing information
employment prospects in ecotourism
business letters
telephone manner
Accommodation Facilities
Types of accommodation facilities
layout of facilities
Catering Facilities
Introduction to catering
accepted practice for service facilities
storing and preserving food
Legal Considerations
National Parks
land use/planning restrictions
code of practice
The safety strategy
first aid
Planning an Ecotourism Activity - A special project where the student plans out an ecotourism activity including:

Learning Goals: Ecotour Management BTR101

Describe the scope of ecotourism experiences available.
Determine management issues related to ecotourism activities/enterprises, giving due consideration to environmental and ethical concerns.
Develop in the learner an awareness of ecotourism destinations in existence and possibilities (in the learner's country).
Explain the management and operation of an ecotourism office.
Explain the management of ecotourist accommodation facilities including:
camp sites
Identify catering options for different ecotourism activities.
Identify legal and statutory requirements for the establishment and operation of an ecotourism enterprise.
Identify/establish safety precautions/requirements/procedures for an ecotourism enterprise.
Plan for an ecotourism activity.


Prepare reviews of six different ecotourism destinations
Contact travel agencies and information centres to research the scope of ecotourism activities available in your area
Contact a range of ecotourism operators to research their concerns for the environment
Determine three examples of ecotourism activities that have had undesirable social or environmental impacts
Report on the relevance of indigenous culture to ecotourism in your locality
Carry out research into desirable ecotourism destinations
Identify potential ecotourism activities in your locality
Observe the administrative operations of an existing ecotourism venture
Establish administrative procedures for your own hypothetical ecotourism enterprise
Inspect an ecotourism accommodation facility
Research the statutory/legislative requirements for setting up ecotourism accommodation in your locality
Determine suitable layout for an ecotourism accommodation facility
Visit at least two suppliers of outdoor/recreation camping and cooking equipment
Contact your local health department or similar to find out causes of food poisoning and how it can be prevented
Make contact with several local ecotourism associations to research membership requirements
Research law and regulations in your state that may affect the operation of an ecotourism enterprise
Contact at least two insurance brokers for their recommendations on the type of insurance needed for a proposed ecotourism activity
Research safety notification requirements in a natural area
Interview someone who has been involved in the planning and/or delivery of an ecotourism activity.

Zusätzliche Informationen

Ecology, Environment Sustainability, Mineral Science