EplerWood International
USA
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 »

Corporate Social Responsibility in Tourism
Cambodia

As the some of the most famous, extensive and most well preserved temples in Cambodia, the world heritage Angkor Watt temple complex has become a mecca for tourism.  But Siem Reap, the gateway city to this famous historical monument, was suffering from a severe lack of physical planning with growing conservation impacts. Siem Reap is a boomtown, preparing for collapse, all unleashed by a lack of government oversight and pressures from investors without social or environmental responsibility. As the Sustainable Tourism Analyst for the World Bank and IFC Department of Corporate Social Responsibility, EplerWood International issued a report on the options for using Corporate Social Responsibility as a means to bring more benefits to the region of Angkor Watt from tourism. Recommendations included a Presidential Commission to take immediate control of the development to avoid the imminent severe resource shortages, particularly water, and carefully examine the opportunities to incorporate more CSR within the growing tourism industry. 
 

Links
Map of Siem Reap, Cambodia
National Geographic Adventure Blog on Siem Reap



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