Fields with a view
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CTA. 2002. Fields with a view. Spore 97. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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To become an equal player in the new business of ecotourism takes a lot of preparation and perseverance to provide a satisfactory service, without taking your sights off other important agricultural tasks.One of the few services to properly include...
To become an equal player in the new business of ecotourism takes a lot of preparation and perseverance to provide a satisfactory service, without taking your sights off other important agricultural tasks. One of the few services to properly include the host community s perspective is the Community Tourism Guide which provides some of the answers, and points you towards community initiatives in Africa, the Caribbean, the Pacific, Asia and Latin America. It describes their experiences in setting up their businesses and staying on top of the market. Community Tourism Guide: Exciting Holidays for Responsible Travellers, by M Mann, published by Tourism Concern/ Earthscan, 2000, 208 pp, ISBN 1853836818. GBP 7.99 Euro 12.90 plus postage. Earthscan, 120 Pentonville Road, London N1 6HN, England., Fax: +44 20 72 78 11 42;, email:firstname.lastname@example.org;, Website: www.earthscan.co.uk Tourism Concern can also advise you where to address specific enquiries and if you have email link you to the Fair Trade and Tourism network s members of host communities, sensitive operators and other practitioners world-wide. Contact:, Tourism Concern, Stapleton House, 277-281 Holloway Road, London N7 8HN, England. Fax: + 44 20 77 533 331;, email: email@example.com;, Website: www.tourismconcern. org.uk The regional programme for the conservation and rational use of forest ecosystems in Central Africa has a good number of clear cases studies in seven countries, in both French and English. ECOFAC, Regional coordination service, BP 15115, Libreville, Gabon;, Fax: +241 73 23 45;, email: firstname.lastname@example.org;, Website: www.ecofac.org All these networks can help you trace local initiatives near you. Two typical local organisations of note, who can tell you more of the growth path for community organisations are: the Namibia Community Based Tourism Association (NACOBTA). created in 1995; the work of its 45 members includes a joint venture between operators and the community on a revenue sharing basis. NACOBTA, PO Box 86099, Windhoek, Namibia. Fax: +264 61 222 647; email: email@example.com; Website: www.nacobta.com.na and: the Gambian Association of Small Scale Enterprises in Tourism (ASSET) is a splendid example of grassroots initiatives seeking to maximise the benefits for local communities, and their experiences could serve as solid examples for others. ASSET, PO Box 4587, Serrekunda, Gambia., Fax +220 466 180;, email: firstname.lastname@example.org ASSET is represented on the Ecotourism task force of the UN Environment Programme which, together with the World Tourism Organisation (WTO), is coordinating the International Year of Ecotourism under the mandate of the United Nations. UNEP DTIE Tourism Programme, 39-43, Quai André Citroën, 75739 Paris Cedex 15, France., Fax: +33 144 371 474;, email: email@example.com;, Website: www.uneptie.org/pc/tourism/ecotourism/home.htm The World Tourism Organization has some sound advice for host communities in its publications, especially Sustainable Development of Ecotourism: A Compilation of Good Practices, WTO, 2001. ISBN 92 844 0478 9. t 30. WTO, Capitán Haya 42, 28020 Madrid, Spain., Fax: +34 91 571 37 33;, email: firstname.lastname@example.org;, Website: www.world-tourism.org/sustainable/IYE-Main-Menu.htm
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