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Transcript: Ecotourism in Dominican Republic Value Chain: Ecotourism Hotel Integration of Locals – Tariff- keep profits in the country – Training programs and jobs Why Dominican Republic Airlines Value Chain: Ecotourism Strategies: 1. Discourage profits leaving the country Tariffs on international hotels 2. Direct: Joint ownership between Community and private sector Legal contracts sharing profits between 3. Encourage local jobs in tourism industry Training in guiding, languages, and business skills to promote advancemen 4. Indirect: Encourage hotels and and restaurants to source locally and provide access to tourist market Support viability of local businesses (co-ops, microfinancing) Build linkages 5. Better Marketing: internet 6. Method of Evaluation Certificate of sustainable tourism model Restaurants Supply Travel Agencies Airlines Goal 1: Profits should stay in the country Goal 2: Increase local involvement Goal 3: Long run, increase demand of tourists Handicrafts/Souvenirs Tours Transportation Food/Local Services Supply by Kevin Yu, Skyler Brochet, Kayla Caldwell, Hailey Kennedy Government high volume, low cost tourism all inclusive resorts Lessons Learned What Works What Doesn't Direct Handicrafts/Souvenirs Demand Restaurants Indirect Goals analyzed from value chain in order of importance Travel Agencies Out of the Country Direct Sustainability • Creation, Upkeep, Protection • National Sustainability Certification Program – Country’s image – Aids tourists – Incentive DEVELOPED WORLD TOURISTS Food/Local Services Budget Spectrum Fluctuations Advertisements DEVELOPED WORLD TOURISTS Ex. Miches, Grupo Puntacana high-end, low impact tourism local linkages - through business and community initiatives Tours Power • Joint Community & Private Ownership – e.g., Posadas Amazonas • Legal contract • Long-term plan • Incentives for both Out of the Country Poor Locals Poor Locals 16 national parks, 67 protected areas large tourism industry - 5 million tourists in 2012 government interested in tourism development - invested $100 million in tourism zones 1/3 population living in poverty, 20% in extreme poverty largest tourism industry in Caribbean, highest rates of unemployment and poverty • Local Sourcing – Microfinance to make viable – Linkages between local businesses and hotels Demand Promotion • Internet Utilization – Free & independent travelers = around 50% – Distance, time, language obstacless Government Transportation Hotel What is Ecotourism? Different from Tourism? Why Ecotourism? What exactly are we selling? Indirect

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Transcript: Eco & Adventure Tourism Power Point Management Plans of Parks Canada Emphasis is moving from use to maintenance and protection Challenged with maintaining the integrity of parks’ ecosystems which is defined as” Having their native components intact Biodiversity Ecosystem processes Crown Lands Much of our Canadian wilderness is owned by the federal or provincial governments – known as Crown Land Most adventure tourism occurs on Crown land E.g. province of British Columbia 92% is provincial Crown land 1% is federal Crown land 5% is privately owned 2% covered by water Stressors Any event that causes the alteration or demise of a species External stressors: building of roads, establishment of businesses, increased use of land by people Stressors Other Stressors: Habitat loss or fragmentation (bears) Disappearance of top predators impacts whole food chain Pollution (air pollution, pesticides/herbicides) Alien Species (non native animals/plants) Overuse Adventure Tourism SOFT Adventure Less risky Less strenuous Little or no preparation E.g. trail hiking, canoeing on a small lake, etc. Adventure Tourism HARD Adventure Can be dangerous Person needs to be fit Person needs to have trained E.g. deep sea diving, white water rafting, hiking the West Coast Trail, etc. Ecotourism Responsible travel designed to educate the traveler about interrelationships & physiology of organisms & their environment Sustainable Tourism Responsible Tourism Ecotourism is often about Sustainability Sustainability: Ensuring that you do not use more than can be replaced, that you take care of the resources for future use. For example: If you use more trees than can be grown to replace the ones you use, you will soon run out of trees. This is NOT sustainable. If you make sure that all trees that you cut down are replaced by growing trees, then you will not run out of trees. This IS sustainable. Greenwashing – too many tour operators and suppliers using ecotourism to encourage clients yet NOT doing anything to ensure they are being responsible to our ecosystems Ecotourism cont’d Tourism supplier & consumer responsibilities: Minimizing negative economic & environmental impacts Generating greater economic benefits for locals Improving working conditions Involving locals in decisions that affect their lives Providing meaningful connections with local culture for tourists Providing access for physically challenged people The Ecotourism Market Segment Ecotourists tend to be more mature, have post-secondary education, prefer longer trips and are often willing to pay more for this type of tourism Growing areas of interest: cultural and heritage tourism TOURISM’S IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT In some ways, Tourism is viewed as a “user” and “abuser” of the environment We need to limit harm to the environment There are 2 viewpoints : Tourism provides an incentive for the restoration of sites and for the conservation of natural resources Tourism means overcrowding, pollution and maybe even extinction of animal life and vegetation Tourism’s Impact cont’d Carrying capacity – the maximum # of people who can use a site with only acceptable alteration to the physical environment and only acceptable decline in the quality of the experience for future visitorS Tourism’s Impact on the Natural Environment Vegetation Water quality Wildlife Coastlines Mountains Deserts Balancing The Negative Environmental Impact Dealing with climate warming seriously Reducing carbon dioxide released into the air Fuel efficient, non-carbon-producing methods of energy Canada’s Green Plan It is hoped that at least 12% of Canada’s lands become protected spaces Environmental considerations must be a priority Canadians must be educated about conservation Green Committees in Hotels By: Muaz & Eldin Copyright © 2010 Pearson Education Canada Copyright © 2010 Pearson Education Canada Copyright © 2010 Pearson Education Canada Copyright © 2010 Pearson Education Canada Copyright © 2010 Pearson Education Canada Ecotourism cont’d Copyright © 2010 Pearson Education Canada Copyright © 2010 Pearson Education Canada Copyright © 2010 Pearson Education Canada Copyright © 2010 Pearson Education Canada Copyright © 2010 Pearson Education Canada Copyright © 2010 Pearson Education Canada Copyright © 2010 Pearson Education Canada


Transcript: a reef consisting of coral and consolidated with limestone Like this The largest threats are on land activities. run-off from many things flow directly into the reef where they threaten plants and animals. Another impact is climate change due to numerous gases being released raise the temperature of the sea and can cause death on a worldwide scale So a Standard presenter might give a standard presentation of a standard coral reef. Ecotourism To the Great Barrier Reef It is considered to be a region by the UNESCO because of it is a world heritage area and it's beauty, tourism, large variety of coral, and immense amount of species. But you can help. Coral reefs themselves are important to preserve our oceans biodiversity and as a buffer between the eroding forces of the sea and the coast. The great barrier reef is no exception as it takes the full brunt of the oceans blows what threatens the life of the reef? A coral reef is an amazing vibrant thing that can't be explained through mere words. what is the great barrier reef ? The great coral reef is in the western pacific, off the coast of queensland, Australia; extending about 1,250 miles (2,000 km ) But that's not what a coral reef is. 1500 species of fish from bonies to tuskfish. 360 species of coral Over 5000 species of molluks And a host of other marine life from whales to turtles to seabirds. Even sharks make an appearance in this diverse ecosystem. Now while we didn't have the prettiest pictures nor the most copy and paste facts please try and choose us, unless you wish the Great Barrier Reef, and the world itself to rust in neglect. By choosing our eco friendly service and agreeing to our GoGreen contract you can help not destroy this precious reef. 10% of our proceeds go to the restoration, conservation and preservation of the Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef is home to thousands of different wildlife ranging from: why is the great barrier reef considered to be a region?

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