PAN Parks as a tool to improve management effctiveness in protected areas Potential local partner view on the Opportunitie...
Who am I ? <ul><li>Since 1995  private tourism business in  Soomaa national park </li></ul><ul><li>Since 1996 Estonian Eco...
Soomaa.com <ul><li>Programme services: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guiding </li></ul></ul>...
Summer Autumn Spring Winter
Fifth season
Haabjas building cources 2000-2005
Paddling trips on traditional dugout canoes - haabjas
Local people –  local experts Algis Indrek Arno
My experience about  PAN Parks <ul><li>May 2005 – ecotourism labelling seminar in Malmö, meeting Mylene </li></ul><ul><li>...
Estonian Ecotourism Quality Label <ul><li>Established in 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Renewed in 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>„ Sister...
<ul><ul><li>October 2007 – PAN Parks conference in Rila, Bulgaria  </li></ul></ul>
PAN Park officer visiting Soomaa
WHAT ARE  OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES  FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES?
PUTTING SOOMAA ON THE MAP !
OPPORTUNITIES International Marketing
What do you think Vlado, where are our weakest points here in Estonia?
How to create a certification scheme for local  business  partners?
<ul><li>Professional Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Industry standards </li></ul><ul><li>Quality Labels </li></ul>USE OF EXIS...
<ul><li>Professional Standards </li></ul><ul><li>- Guide services (Associations of Guides) </li></ul><ul><li>- Activities ...
USE OF EXISTING QUALITY SCHEMES <ul><li>Tourism Quality Labels in Estonia  </li></ul><ul><li>- EHE – for ecotourism produc...
Soomaa – Estonian Wilderness Capital?
PAN PARKS MEANS  MORE QUALITY quality wilderness quality services quality visitors quality experiences
I BELIEVE  IN  PAN PARKS ! DO YOU?
<ul><li>Thank you!  Questions please? </li></ul><ul><li>Contacts:  Aivar Ruukel </li></ul><ul><li>phone:  +3725061896 </li...
 
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PAN Parks as a tool to improve management effctiveness in protected areas. Potential local partner view on the Opportunities and Challenges of PAN Parks Network

25th October 2007
Tõramaa, Soomaa National Park Visitor Centre

Aivar Ruukel - Soomaa.com (Karuskose OÜ)
http://www.soomaa.com

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Potential local partner view on the Opportunities and Challenges of PAN Parks Network

  1. 1. PAN Parks as a tool to improve management effctiveness in protected areas Potential local partner view on the Opportunities and Challenges of PAN Parks Network 25 th October 2007 Tõramaa, Soomaa National Park Visitor Centre Aivar Ruukel - Soomaa.com (Karuskose OÜ)
  2. 2. Who am I ? <ul><li>Since 1995 private tourism business in Soomaa national park </li></ul><ul><li>Since 1996 Estonian Ecotourism Association, networking nationally and internationally </li></ul><ul><li>Since 2006 nature tourism student in Estonian University of Life Sciences </li></ul>
  3. 3. Soomaa.com <ul><li>Programme services: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guiding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Saunas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accommodation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>90% in Soomaa national park </li></ul><ul><li>Canoe trips since 1995 </li></ul><ul><li>Bog walking since 1996 </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing... </li></ul>
  4. 4. Summer Autumn Spring Winter
  5. 5. Fifth season
  6. 6. Haabjas building cources 2000-2005
  7. 7. Paddling trips on traditional dugout canoes - haabjas
  8. 8. Local people – local experts Algis Indrek Arno
  9. 9. My experience about PAN Parks <ul><li>May 2005 – ecotourism labelling seminar in Malmö, meeting Mylene </li></ul><ul><li>May 2007 – Global ecotourism conference in Oslo, meeting Mylene and Zoltan </li></ul><ul><li>October 2007 – PAN Parks conference in Rila, Bulgaria </li></ul>
  10. 10. Estonian Ecotourism Quality Label <ul><li>Established in 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Renewed in 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>„ Sister-label“ for Natures Best label of Swedish Ecotourism </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><ul><li>October 2007 – PAN Parks conference in Rila, Bulgaria </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. PAN Park officer visiting Soomaa
  13. 13. WHAT ARE OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES?
  14. 14. PUTTING SOOMAA ON THE MAP !
  15. 15. OPPORTUNITIES International Marketing
  16. 16. What do you think Vlado, where are our weakest points here in Estonia?
  17. 17. How to create a certification scheme for local business partners?
  18. 18. <ul><li>Professional Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Industry standards </li></ul><ul><li>Quality Labels </li></ul>USE OF EXISTING QUALITY SCHEMES
  19. 19. <ul><li>Professional Standards </li></ul><ul><li>- Guide services (Associations of Guides) </li></ul><ul><li>- Activities (Ramblers Association/ Matkaliit </li></ul><ul><li>Industry standards </li></ul><ul><li>- Accommodation </li></ul>USE OF EXISTING QUALITY SCHEMES
  20. 20. USE OF EXISTING QUALITY SCHEMES <ul><li>Tourism Quality Labels in Estonia </li></ul><ul><li>- EHE – for ecotourism products (experiences) </li></ul><ul><li>- Green Key for accommodations </li></ul>
  21. 21. Soomaa – Estonian Wilderness Capital?
  22. 22. PAN PARKS MEANS MORE QUALITY quality wilderness quality services quality visitors quality experiences
  23. 23. I BELIEVE IN PAN PARKS ! DO YOU?
  24. 24. <ul><li>Thank you! Questions please? </li></ul><ul><li>Contacts: Aivar Ruukel </li></ul><ul><li>phone: +3725061896 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>skype: sookoll3 </li></ul>
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