Ecotour Management Online Course
From: $50.00 Inc GST / week for 16 weeks
Ecotourism has emerged out of growing interest in outdoor activities – from mountaineering and birdwatching, to low impact bushwalking. Establishing such an enterprise requires an understanding of a wide range of issues including: Destinations, Safety, accomodation options, transport, legal considerations, general management, staff and training, the tour desk and marketing approaches
This course develops your ability to establish and operate an ecotourism enterprise.
- Describe the scope of ecotourism experiences available.
- Determine management issues related to ecotourism activities/enterprises, giving due consideration to environmental and ethical concerns.
- Develop in the learner an awareness of ecotourism destinations in existence and possibilities (in the learner’s country).
- Explain the management and operation of an ecotourism office.
- Explain the management of ecotourist accommodation facilities including:
- camp sites
- Identify catering options for different ecotourism activities.
- Identify legal and statutory requirements for the establishment and operation of an ecotourism enterprise.
- Identify/establish safety precautions/requirements/procedures for an ecotourism enterprise.
- Plan for an ecotourism activity.
Your TutorAdam Darragh B.Sc. Cert IV Outdoor Education
After achieving a degree in Earth Sciences, with a focus on geology, geomorphology and climatology, Adam moved to the Blue Mountains to pursue his passion for the vertical world, where he now works in the Vocational Education Sector teaching students to be Outdoor leaders and guides. He particularly loves remote Alpine and cliff environments spending time in these areas both within Australia and abroad. This has involved many personal trips and adventures as well as becoming a fully certified IFMGA mountain and ski guide, as well as a trainer assessor with the Australian Climbing Instructors Association. The main focus of Adam’s outdoor work has been abseiling, canyoning, rock-climbing and bushwalk guiding undertaken locally in the magnificent world heritage listed greater Blue Mountains. He has also spent numerous seasons in New Zealand, the Himalaya and the Australian Snowy Mountains, alpine climbing and ski touring. Adam has also worked in Antarctica and on Macquarie Island in the sub-Antarctic, as a Field Training Officer for the Australian Antarctic Division.