Ecotourism Challenges

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Practical tips for participants in the Ecotourism Challenges Dialogue focusing on New Zealand and Australia. Details: http://forum.planeta.com/viewforum.php?f=103

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  • Ecotourism Challenges

    1. 1. Ecotourism Challenges Tips on participating in an online dialogue
    2. 2. OBJECTIVE <ul><li>The objective of the dialogue is to highlight ecotourism as a means of greening the tourism industry. </li></ul><ul><li>We welcome first-hand accounts from New Zealand and Australia. Share your experiences and insights and learn from others. A summary of the dialogue will be published on Planeta.com and circulated at upcoming conferences. </li></ul>
    3. 3. TOPICS <ul><li>Clarification on what constitutes ecotourism </li></ul><ul><li>Tourism campaigns and promotion </li></ul><ul><li>The role of councils and local communities in tourism planning </li></ul><ul><li>Responding to carbon emissions concerns and long-haul travel </li></ul><ul><li>Concessions and land management </li></ul><ul><li>Indigenous people and tourism </li></ul>
    4. 4. PARTICIPANTS <ul><li>Active participation in the dialogue is limited to professionals working in the field and requires registration on the Planeta Forum. </li></ul><ul><li>Others are welcome to listen. </li></ul>
    5. 10. POSTING
    6. 15. PREPARATION <ul><li>BUDGET TIME - We ask active participants to sufficient time to prepare messages and to read other posts. One to four hours a week is required of active participants. </li></ul><ul><li>INTRODUCE YOURSELF - Your first post should introduce your professional background in ecotourism in New Zealand or Australia. Let us know where in the world you work. Introduce a few of the talking points you'd like to address in the coming weeks. If your work is documented online, include the URL. </li></ul>
    7. 16. PREPARATION <ul><li>PREPARING MESSAGES - We suggest a word limit of 500 words or two or three short paragraphs. Instead of posting a long message, offer to email the document or better yet, place it on another website and include the URL in your post. </li></ul><ul><li>SPELLLING - If you have software for spell checking, please use this technology and then copy and paste. </li></ul>
    8. 17. RECOMMENDED READING <ul><li>Harrison Owen </li></ul><ul><li>Open Space Technology: </li></ul><ul><li>A User's Guide </li></ul>
    9. 18. PLANETA.COM <ul><li>Online since 1994 Planeta.com celebrates environmental conservation and responsible travel around the globe. Hundreds of contributors and thousands of readers make this Planeta.com the global journal of practical ecotourism. </li></ul>
    10. 19. RESOURCES <ul><li>Additional resources include our guides to writing media releases, organizing press trips and greening events. Our forum features topical dialogues and a review of Web 2.0 technologies in tourism. </li></ul>

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