Ecotourism, ecolodge development, sustainable tourism, community-based tourism, consultant, pro-poor tourism
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Sustainable Tourist business consultant Ecotourism business consultant

Consultancy based on 16 years of participatory development work
 and 10 years of sustainable tourism development

Community-based Ecotourism

Community-based Tourism & Public Private Partnership
Article written for Lao Language Community Development Handbook

The Akha Experience: The First Community-based Tourism Partnership in the Lao PDR, Meike Mirete Mumm and William Tuffin, Juth Pakai Issue 9, July 2007, pg. 52

A description of The Akha Experience

An Assessment of the Akha Experience by Meike Mumm

Community-based Programs Developed for Green Discovery Laos

Socio-economic Survey of Ban Mae Lai for Track of the Tiger

Ecolodge Development

Was Setting up Laosí first Ecolodge tough?; Interview, Ecoclub International Ecotourism Monthly, Year 6, Issue 68, Feb 05

The Boat Landing Guest House

Internet Marketing

In addition to Green Discovery's website and the Boat Landing's, I was also the main consultant for the Lao National Tourism Administration's award winning ecotourism website Ecotourismlaos.

In 2011 I created the Dei Ey Forest Experience Website as well as advised on the development of the CRDTours site.

My Photography

www.flickr.com/billtuffin

 

 

Tourism

Solutions for Sustainable Tourism.
Using experience and expertise to create and evolve socially and environmentally responsible tourism

Community-based Tourism

  • Community Tourism Assessment

  • Participatory Community Planning

  • Training in community business practices

  • Community tour guide training

  • Community logistics and management systems

  • Advise tour operators on community relations

  • Marketing of Community-based tourism products

  • Evaluation of CBT programs

Eco-lodge Development

  • Environmental Planning 

  • Eco / GREEN GLOBE benchmarking

  • Conceptualization

  • Green Design 

  • Marketing Plan

  • Human Resource Development

  • Interface between business, the environment and the community

  • Nomination for Travel Awards

Tour Development

  • Surveying tourism destinations

  • Designing custom tour programs

  • Specializing in responsible tourism, adventure and nature itineraries

  • Promoting tour packages to outbound operators

Internet Marketing

  • Researching e-commerce solutions

  • Keyword optimization

  • Copywriting

  • Website design analysis

  • Website submission and monitoring

  • Link popularity enhancement

  • Search engine submission

 

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Skype Name: wbtuffin

Pro-poor tourism consultant Community-based Tourism Consultant