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New - Rebanks Consulting Ltd. BIA mgmt services. The Wild Within - Wild By Design. In British Columbia, the lines where wilderness ends and civilization begins are blurred.

The Wild Within - Wild By Design

Here, cities and wilderness live in harmony as one. And in no place is this more apparent than Vancouver. Nestled between mountainous peaks and the ocean’s arms, these untamed elements permeate every aspect of our culture, shaping who we are and how we live. We collaborated with a local Vancouver artist to create a piece that captures the distinct symmetry between urban and wilderness. In search of inspiration for their piece, the artist explores the natural world that envelops their own.

Check back in June to discover what lies at Vancouver’s heart, its untamed backyard, and how the artist brings the bond between the two to life. Tourism business development and research consultancy. Tourism Consultants Network (TCN) Appointing a Consultant Introduction These guidelines have been prepared by the Tourism Consultants’ Network (TCN), a special-interest section of the Tourism Society.

Tourism Consultants Network (TCN)

They are based on research among our members and users of consultancy services. Download the Guidelines as a pdf. The research indicated that if the guidelines were followed, consultants’ time could be used more effectively, clients would obtain better proposals and the value and quality of the work commissioned would be higher. Creating Experiences - A toolkit for the tourism industry by Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism. Centre for Social Innovation. Organization name: Roncesvalles Village Business Improvement Area Closing date: Jun 1, 2015 For more information: jobs@roncesvallesvillage.ca Manager of the Roncesvalles Village BIA Start Date: June 1, 2015 Commitment: Flexible Part-time - set your own schedule, though occasional evening and weekend work will be required.

Centre for Social Innovation

Community tourism management...whole community planning. Destination British Columbia - Community Tourism Foundations. The Community Tourism Foundations program assists communities to develop a comprehensive multi-year tourism plan.

Destination British Columbia - Community Tourism Foundations

By providing a range of tools, proven resources and customized destination and market development assistance, the program can accommodate the needs of communities in various stages of tourism development. How does the program work? There are three phases to the program: initial assessment, planning, and implementation. Initial Assessment Phase – A number of factors are considered including, how well the community understands the value of tourism, its specific development needs, and how and where program resources can best be applied Planning Phase - Development activities in this phase can include developing long-term strategies or examining the community’s tourism organizational structure Implementation Phase – This phase can include assistance with partnership development and designing visitor service programs Criteria for Selection Contact Information.

Destination British Columbia - Community Tourism Programs. Destination British Columbia works with the province's Regional Destination Marketing Organizations (RDMOs) and communities throughout the province on tourism development initiatives.

Destination British Columbia - Community Tourism Programs

Two community-based programs work closely with groups looking to develop tourism in their area for both the long and short-term. The Community Tourism Foundations program is designed for communities seeking assistance in long-term destination planning. The Community Tourism Opportunities program provides implementation-level cooperative marketing support for communities that have identified specific tactics for moving their local tourism industry forward. Destination British Columbia also works with industry partners on a number of sport tourism initiatives. See below for more information on specific programs. Destination British Columbia - Tourism Business Essentials Guides.

Destination British Columbia - Destination BC uses Storytelling to Inspire Visitors and Residents to Share the ‘Wild Within’ Services Archive. A one-on-one consultation with a brand development expert to ask specific questions related to your brand and how to build it.

Services Archive

A one-on-one consultation with a business broker for expert advice on buying or selling a business. A one-on-one consultation with a lawyer for general legal advice on business structures, joint ventures, business agreements, and other legal matters. A one-on-one consultation with a social media expert to help maximize your social media presence and focus your efforts. A one-on-one consultation with a website expert to assist with getting your business online, or get feedback on how to increase your current website’s effectiveness.

A one-on-one consultation with an accounting professional to ask the specific tax questions related to your business. A one-on-one consultation to ask a BC HRMA qualified professional questions related to your specific business. For Corporations. A business plan review for those enrolled in Futurpreneur Canada programs. Community Based Tourism. Tourism is no longer a dirty word in Mae Klang Luang, a small village in the Dol Inthanon National Park in northern Thailand and a couple of hours drive from the city of Chiang Mai.

Community Based Tourism

In the past, Thailand’s tourists – numbering some 13 million a year – had little interest in such places with their modest clusters of bamboo and thatch homes set on gentle slopes among rice fields. Instead, they piled into the beach resorts of the south, forged to succour the dreams of stressed out westerners. Thailand is good at providing such respite, but it is not so good at nurturing a tourism that benefits the many Thais who have seen their traditions and communities overrun by hordes of hedonists.

Your Tourism Community. MurraySimpsonPresentation.ppt. How indigenous communities are driving sustainable tourism. I am currently working on the Pacific island of Samoa, helping the Polynesian people find a way to meet their need for foreign exchange without diluting their culture or degrading the Earth they view as sacred.

How indigenous communities are driving sustainable tourism

Faced with the prospect of becoming just another piece of resort real estate, members of the tourism sector are coming together to explore ways of enriching their guests' experience while ensuring that the money they spend directly benefits villages and helps provide livelihoods and hope for local young people. They are discovering that while some capital investment is necessary, the real gains in yield come from valuing who they are, where they are and what makes them "exotic.

" The work that is being started, community by community, is similar in approach, if not in content, to the UK's Transition Town Movement. The power of hosting responsibly 1. 2. 3. Hosts need to ask Cicero's famous question: qui bono? 4. 5. Conscious.Travel. Tourism Clusters. ...focusing on the towns and villages surrounding the hub town of Carmarthen (taking in the areas around Carmarthen to Llanarthne to Ferryside).

Tourism Clusters

The Central Cluster prioritised two main themes to explore further - these were holding a Pageant to celebrate Carmarthen's heritage, and making better use of the River Tywi as a tourism resource. Action Groups met regularly to develop ideas and research was commissioned via the Rural Tourism Clusters Project to help them to do this. To view the results of this research, please see below: Carmarthen Heritage Pageant - the research commissioned was asked to provide a heritage report that would detail Carmarthen's long and illustrious history, and highlight the figures and events that should feature in the Pageant, and also to undertake a Feasibility Study of the Pageant. These can be viewed by clicking here: Carmarthen Heritage Report / Carmarthen Heritage Pageant Pageant Feasibility Report.

Responsible and responsive tourism planning in the community. Consulting Unit on Tourism and Biodiversity. The UNWTO Consulting Unit places a lot of emphasis upon communication with stakeholders and the establishment of a participatory process.

Consulting Unit on Tourism and Biodiversity

Communication with and involvement of stakeholders includes imparting information and skills (see Education, Capacity Building and Awareness Raising), consultations as well as collaboration in decision-making. Community_based_tourism_for_conservation_and_development.pdf. Community Tourism programs BC.