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




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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Pro-poor tourism consultant Community-based Tourism Consultant