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On-Line Forum on Tourism and Environment at Harvard »

Global On-Line Learning Project with TIES »

Latin America
Tour Operators Plan for Sustainable Tourism »

Sustainability Training Needs Rural and Urban China »

Community-Based Tourism in Protected Areas  »

Dominican Republic
Connecting Local Artisans to the Tourism Economy  »

El Salvador
Financial Sustainability of Parks and Sea Turtle Conservation Program »

El Salvador
Developing a Sustainable Tourism Economy »

The Gems of Nature Tourism along the Estrada Real »

Sierra Leone
Social and Environmentally Responsible Tourism »

Kerala, India
Educational Centre for Ecotourism »

Micro and Small Business Enterprise Feasibility »

Regional Supply Chain Analysis for Community Tourism »

Sustainable Tourism Training Program »

Sustainable Tourism Market & Development for Imperial Beach »

Corporate Social Responsibility in Tourism »

Sri Lanka
Model Rainforest Ecolodge »

Market & Finance Analysis for Ecolodge Development »

International Market for Ecotourism in Indigenous Territories »

Educational Centre for Ecotourism
Kerala, India

Together with the Kerala Institute of Travel and Tourism Studies, EplerWood International conducted a multi-stakeholder analysis to explore the potential for a new International Institute of Ecotourism Development in the state of Kerala. A very proactive government combined with a unique private sector strongly oriented toward sustainability, made Kerala an excellent potential centre for ecotourism training. The state currently operates a very successful park system. The Periyar Reserve features excellent management of trails and ecotourism, and very knowledgeable native peoples working as guides while also managing a local museum and harvesting renewable resources in the forest, such as black pepper. As the Senior Ecotourism Development Specialist, EplerWood International designed a stakeholder workshop to explore the different opportunities to create an educational destination for students throughout Asia that are seeking to learn more about ecotourism. The government in Kerala changed and with it the strategy for an education centre was incorporated into other initiatives.

Map of Kerala, India
CGH Earth Hotels
Ecotourism Keralam

Native Energy

TIES 20th Anniversary