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Private Sector Partnerships in Tourism Development and Project Management - Kelly Galasky

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Presentation at the Summer School "Leadership and Governance for Sustainable Tourism" - 2nd July 2014, Finand

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Private Sector Partnerships in Tourism Development and Project Management - Kelly Galasky

  1. 1. Community Tourism Development & the Private Sector ! G Adventures & Planeterra Foundation Kelly Galaski, Program & Operations Manager! Technical Director, MIF/IDB Project Latin America kellyg@planeterra.org
  2. 2. A Tipping Point in Community Tourism Development no market partners (over & over again) Starting to engage market first MARKET PARTNERS FROM THE BEGINNING!
  3. 3. 1st of its kind – Technical Agreement with a Tour Operator – $1.2M 60/40 cost sharing
  4. 4. MIF Project Page open to public Fomin.org
  5. 5. How it Works
  6. 6. Sites in:
  7. 7. Guatemala Home Stays: Posadas Mayas
  8. 8. Guatemala Home Stays: Posadas Mayas
  9. 9. Nicaragua Home Stays: Puesta del Sol
  10. 10. Costa Rica: Mi Cafecito Coffee Tour
  11. 11. Costa Rica: Mi Cafecito Coffee Tour
  12. 12. Peru: Sacred Valley Community Restaurant
  13. 13. Peru: Sacred Valley Community Restaurant
  14. 14. Peru: Lares Trek Community Eco Campsite
  15. 15. MicroEnterprise Development in Each Site
  16. 16. Practical Training from Tour Operator
  17. 17. Market Access: Enabling CBT Sustainability
  18. 18. From 0 visitors to… sustainable business
  19. 19. How does this relate to PM4SD? Fulfills # 1 call to action from Naples Declaration: ! ! Fund projects for which there is a clear business case, market demand and financial feasibility!
  20. 20. It does this by… • Integrating market knowledge and project plans! ! • Backing up plans with buying power to achieve sustainability – real economic impact for beneficiaries! ! • Effectively using donor dollars !
  21. 21. Community Tourism and the Private Sector – A New Model for Successful CBT! G Adventures & Planeterra Foundation Kelly Galaski, Program & Operations Manager! Technical Director, MIF/IDB Project Latin America! Planeterra Foundation kellyg@planeterra.org

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