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On-Line Forum on Tourism and Environment at Harvard »

Global
Global On-Line Learning Project with TIES »

Latin America
Tour Operators Plan for Sustainable Tourism »

China
Sustainability Training Needs Rural and Urban China »

Bangladesh
Community-Based Tourism in Protected Areas  »

Dominican Republic
Connecting Local Artisans to the Tourism Economy  »

El Salvador
Financial Sustainability of Parks and Sea Turtle Conservation Program »

El Salvador
Developing a Sustainable Tourism Economy »

Brazil
The Gems of Nature Tourism along the Estrada Real »

Sierra Leone
Social and Environmentally Responsible Tourism »

Kerala, India
Educational Centre for Ecotourism »

Honduras
Micro and Small Business Enterprise Feasibility »

Mexico
Regional Supply Chain Analysis for Community Tourism »

Cyprus
Sustainable Tourism Training Program »

California
Sustainable Tourism Market & Development for Imperial Beach »

Cambodia
Corporate Social Responsibility in Tourism »

Sri Lanka
Model Rainforest Ecolodge »

Global
Market & Finance Analysis for Ecolodge Development »

Ecuador
International Market for Ecotourism in Indigenous Territories »

International Market for Ecotourism in Indigenous Territories
Ecuador

As the Ecotourism Market Analyst for USAID Proyecto Caiman in Quito, EplerWood International conducted an international market study for the development of ecotourism projects in the highly biodiverse Huaorani and Awa indigenous territories. EplerWood International teamed with Arnaldo Rodriguez of Green Consulting to conduct an analysis of independent travelers, tour operators, and non-profit travel vendors to uncover the key determinants for market success within the region. Market competition among indigenous groups was explored to understand how new projects could differentiate themselves from existing operations. Many of the recommendations resulting from this report guided the development of a new Huaorani Ecolodge now in operation.


Links
Map of Huaorani region, Ecuador
Map of Awa region, Ecuador
Huaorani Ecolodge



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