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Andrew Pratt

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Andrew Pratt, Inside Out Experience …

Andrew Pratt, Inside Out Experience

Alberta Sustainable Tourism Forum
Nakoda Lodge, Morley, Alberta
December 9, 2010

alberta.icrtcanada.ca

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  • 1. Inside Out Experience Energize, Inspire, & Connect
  • 2. Inside Out Experience • From Dream to Reality • Seasonal • ALTO Award 2006 • President of PROAOA • LKRUA Treasurer • TDR Board • Chairman of Alberta’s Kananaskis • Employ 20 staff seasonally May‐October
  • 3. Promoting Socio‐Cultural & Authentic  Experiences • Aboriginal Guide School • Interpretive Program for Staff • Inside Out Experience Training for Guides in  the area: – Red Cross Wilderness First Aid – Swiftwater Rescue (Lifesaving Society) – Guide School • Hiring locally VS Overseas Staff • Buying from local businesses
  • 4. • Permits – within parks • Staffing – Hiring – Retaining – Accidents (50 day and 4‐7 years) – >25 years • Insurance – availability, amount of insurance (5m) and cost • Land Holders  – Trans Alta – Farmers • Cost – Solar power – Staff shuttle
  • 5. Financial/Support • Inside Out Experience • Provincial Government • Bands • Corporate • Local Community Associations/Camps • Federal Program – ex Service Canada – Summer Employment
  • 6. Lessons From The Trenches • Buy pre‐existing company • Profit Margins (11‐18%, 50%, 30%) • Packaging Programs • Business Coach • Don’t Be Everything to Everybody
  • 7. Into The Future • Believe in mission and vision statement • Work with positive people • Hire more Aboriginal Staff • Corporate programs
  • 8. Valuable Pointers • Numbers game VS Cost – Discounts – Groupon – Social Living • Build company to sell it • Hotels – Concierge %’s • Believe in what you do and see the big  picture!

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