Australia-based research has also been influential in informing nature and ecotour
guide training globally, including training programs in New Zealand, Vanuatu, Tonga, Malaysia, China, Taiwan, Egypt, and several Latin American countries and locations (Panama, Galapagos Islands, Guatemala, Patagonia).
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The deal would also provide Ecotour
with additional marketing know-how, he added.
A tiny group of aspiring ecotour
guides, who call themselves Rakuru after the Ainu word for "fog," design and run the gauntlet of activities in partnership with the town's two-man ecotourism promotion bureau.
Part adrenaline adventure, part ecotour
, the two-hour ride is hosted by guides who point out endangered animals, indigenous plants and birds along the way.
Skipper, biologist, and ecotour
provider, Ralston shows us the old-style bulwarks and wooden steering wheel on the historic 18-metre converted seiner.
Their "How to Choose an Ecotour
Operator" fact sheet and Web site presents an overview of established ecotourism practices and lists important questions for tourists to consider.
Groups like The Alaska Wilderness Recreation and Tourism Association (AWRTA), a nonprofit consortium of native Alaskan ecotour
operators, has developed a highly profitable system in which tourists can donate a dollar toward Alaskan conservation programs for each day of their vacation.
I take an ecotour
of the islet with a trained ranger, which lasts around two hours at a relaxed pace.
Weiler and Crabtree (1999), for example, used expert structured observation of guiding performance and feedback from visitors on a number of ecotour
experiences in Australia to conclude that guides performed strongly on most evaluative criteria dealing with site knowledge, tour management and interpersonal communication skills, but poorly on indicators pertaining to the application of interpretation principles, especially the delivery of thematic interpretation (e.
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The main efforts so far are the annual international conference, the ecotour
program, the international volunteer program, and international partnerships with interpretive organizations in China and Korea.