Tutoring Tour.Nat for better tourism in natural areas

Last Autumn I participated in a fantastic, practical training course in the Dolomites: the Winter Academy on the management of tourism in natural sites. I was one of 25 international tourism and conservation professionals selected for the first edition of the Winter Academy (I wrote about it here).

This Autumn I am one of the tutors for the second edition, leading the group work for four weeks from mid Oct till mid Nov 2020.

This year, The Future of Tourism in Natural Areas – Tour.Nat is online and free but based again on a strict selection of applicants who already work in tourism and conservation. The theme of Tour.Nat is tourism management in natural and protected areas: how to design it, how to make it more balanced, how to reshape the experiences, how to govern and manage the visitors’ flows, how to minimise the negative impacts, how to manage the relationship with local communities, how to engage with nature stakeholders, and how to govern it for the benefit of the local people and the natural environment.

We will be discussing all these issues with a range of participants from all over the word, from different sectors – academia, business, public sector, NGOs – related to tourism and nature conservation.

I look forward to meeting the participants, to tutoring, to the exchange of ideas, knowledge and expertise, to the group work as well as the plenary sessions. But most of all, I look forward to learning and sharing in a creative, stimulating, inspiring and fun environment, for the benefit of our natural environment.

The project is developed by the OECD Trento Centre for Local Development and tsm – Trentino School of Management, in collaboration with the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) Tourism Committee.The rationale, main aims and expected outcomes of Tour.Nat can be found here.

About martas2912

Sustainable tourism specialist with communications, marketing and stakeholder engagement background, specialising in sustainable destination management and Protected Areas (PA) tourism. Advised and provided training on responsible tourism development for several international organizations in the Caucasus, the Western Balkans and Eastern Europe. Speaker and trainer. Mentor and an Associate Staff member at Leeds Beckett University for the MSc in Responsible Tourism Management course, focussing all academic research on mountain and PA tourism in the Caucasus
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