ECOTOUR MANAGEMENT – Distance Learning Course

By: ACS Distance Education  14/08/2013
Keywords: Distance learning, correspondence courses, distance education

There are 9 lessons as follows: 1. Nature and Scope of Ecotourism - • Definition of ecotourism • Negative ecotourism • Principles of ecotourism 2. Management Issues - • Recreation and the environment • recreational impacts on the environment • ethical and legal concerns • code of practice for ecotourism operators • incorporating ecotourism principles into activities • interpretation • visitor guidelines • planning for minimal impact • quality control 3. Industry Destinations - • The ecotourism market • what do ecotourists want? • trends in international tourism • understanding the needs of the consumer • consumer expectations 4. The Tour Desk/Office - • Office procedures • providing information • employment prospects in ecotourism • bookings • business letters • telephone manner 5. Accommodation Facilities - • Types of accommodation facilities • layout of facilities 6. Catering Facilities - • Introduction to catering • accepted practice for service facilities • storing and preserving food 7. Legal Considerations - • National Parks • land use/planning restrictions • code of practice 8. Safety- • The safety strategy • hazards • first aid 9. Planning an Ecotourism Activity - A special project where the student plans out an ecotourism activity including: • budget • accommodation • licenses • meals • destination Find out more at http://www.acsedu.co.uk/Courses/Ecotourism-and-Adventure-Activities/ECOTOUR-MANAGEMENT-BTR101-335.aspx Or email us at [email protected] for more information

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