Tourism & Urban Renewal
Tourism and Eco-Tourism
Tourism is in an intensive transition which will continue. General visitors are in decline and the growing numbers of visitors are all responding to specific motivations and seeking specific things.
Eco tourism is still being fully defined. It already embraces many forms of nature tourism as well as tourism based on local cultures, wilderness adventures, personal growth and learning new ways to live on our vulnerable planet. It is typically defined as travel to destinations where the flora, fauna, and cultural heritage are the primary attractions. Responsible ecotourism includes programs that minimize the adverse effects of traditional tourism on the natural environment, and enhance the cultural integrity of local people. Therefore, in addition to evaluating environmental and cultural factors, initiatives by hospitality providers to promote recycling, energy efficiency, water re-use, and the creation of economic opportunities for local communities are an integral part of eco-tourism. Eco-tourism is considered the fastest growing market in the tourism industry, according to the World Tourism Organization.
We help Governments to develop their tourism strategy and masterplan for increasing tourism into a country or region and the appropriate legal and regulatory and institutional environment for it. We help Governments and private companies to set up public private partnerships for developing marketing, training and education, quality control, and incentives and assistance to indigenous people for the provision of goods and services for tourism. We provide assistance and guidance for developing 'No trace left behind' processes for eco-tourism and provide the technical assistance needed to develop Tourism Satellite Accounts (TSA) and the necessary training for maintaining and using such measurement methods.
Urban Renewal ( Coming soon...)