Sustainable Tourism | Ecotourism | Destinations & Communities

EplerWood International (EWI) builds value-added sustainable tourism economies which invest in improved local well-being.

EWI has a substantial track record working in the field together with the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, USAID, and GIZ.  We work closely with industry associations; destination management organizations; city, county and state governments; and NGOs in the United States; Canada; Cambodia; Thailand; Vietnam; India; Sri Lanka; Bangladesh; China; Samoa; Fiji; Honduras; El Salvador; Costa Rica, Ecuador; Colombia; Brazil; Mexico; Puerto Rico; the Dominican Republic; Tunisia; Egypt ; Cyprus & Sierra Leone. See details here.


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Ecotourism & DestInvest


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Destination Evaluation


Harvard University, Cornell University, The Travel Foundation


EplerWood International helped to develop, create and finance the online, self-paced Sustainable Tourism Destination Management course from Cornell University in 2022. Over 600 enrolled in 2023, our first anniversary. It is evidently changing the way students and professionals think, learn and act on the challenges of managing destinations sustainably. Course alumnae have now stepped up to explain why this course is fundamental to their thinking, what their course experience has been, and why it will guide thinking about sustainable destination management in future. Dozens have posted their comments on LinkedIn without prompting as they completed the course. Read a selection of their comments here.

Graduates Speak Out on the Value of the 
Cornell Sustainable Tourism Destination Management Course

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EWI projects

EplerWood International (EWI) develops ecotourism and sustainable tourism destination plans through rigorous research and strategic planning. Explore our Projects page to learn more about how EWI is shaping the future of sustainable tourism around the globe.

EWI’s strength lies in transforming research into effective data-based frameworks to manage tourism’s impacts and develop ground-breaking infrastructure and baseline carbon emissions planning for destinations worldwide, which can be fully replicated locally.

Our track record is exemplified by the Post-Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico Project 2018 which highlights our capability in alternative business planning and long-term environmental and cultural protection strategies. The company has worked in some of the world’s most pressing conservation and social equity cases to preserve and protect some of the earth’s most important biodiversity and wildlife destinations, generating local opportunity and social equity worldwide.