Ecotourism Development in Protected Areas Following the MEET Network Approach (COMING SOON)

Ecotourism Development in Protected Areas Following the MEET Network Approach (COMING SOON)

last update on: 11/15/2022

Learn about a recognized methodology and standard that ensure the quality and sustainability of your ecotourism products, while supporting the sustainable development of Protected Areas as tourism ...Read more

Learn about a recognized methodology and standard that ensure the quality and sustainability of your ecotourism products, while supporting the sustainable development of Protected Areas as tourism destinations.

 

About this course:


Ecotourism is regaining momentum as travelers increasingly demand natural areas, regenerative practices and immersive experiences. However, it is not always clear how ecotourism can deliver its promise of providing benefits to both conservation and local communities. The MEET (Mediterranean Experience of Ecotourism) Network provides the global tourism and protected areas community a clear approach to deliver the promise of ecotourism. More information at www.meetnetwork.org.

 

Course Details:  


Start date: anytime

Course type: self-paced

Languages: English

Duration: 10 - 12 hours

Course includes: 18 modules, 165 activities, 7 quizzes

Diploma: Certificate of Completion

Registrations: Signup to receive the next session dates

Fees: No fee

 

Who should sign up for attending this course?


Tourism managers in Protected Areas and Destination Marketing/Managing Organisations, Tourism Boards, and Inbound Tour Operators working with or in Protected Areas. In this course, you will learn about the approach, methodology and innovative tools to develop ecotourism itineraries.

 

Who is leading the course?


This course has been designed by IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation and WWF Mediterranean with support from Training Aid and The Travel Foundation, and taught by  experts and practicioners in tourism and protected area management. During your learning journey, you will have support from the IUCN Academy team through the tools offered by the platform.

 

What will you learn?


By the time the course is completed, you will have learned how to:

  • Establish and manage a local ecotourism cluster that ensures good governance in the protected area destination;
  • Develop multi-day ecotourism itineraries with high sustainability and quality standards;
  • Interpretation and the role of Guides and Tour Leaders at delivering a great customer experience of nature and culture;
  • Marketing, storytelling and communicating multi-day ecotourism products.

 

What are the benefits of this course?


  • Expand your skills to engage in ecotourism, a growing sector with the increased demand for visitiation on protected and natural areas;
  • Explore innovative approaches on how to develop tourism in a sustainable way;
  • Join a network of ecotourism professionals, and protected area and tourism managers.

 

Course developed by:


IUCN WWF

 

Financial support from:


European Regional Development Fund

MAVA

 

Technical support from:


trainingaid

TheTravelFoundation

 

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Duration

Category

Modules

10 - 12 hours

Protected Areas

4