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Tourism Operations, Operators and Partnerships

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"Meliã Bali reduce its energy consumption by 757,146 kWh and achieved over US$63,949 in savings with a payback period of less than one year." EarthCheck

Tour operators provide important services to visitors and protected area managers including the delivery of visitors, the collection of fees and the communication of conservation messages through interpretation. Research indicates that many tour operators are small businesses that face a multitude of barriers and thus require support to grow and develop. Read more

Tour operators provide important services to visitors and protected area managers including the delivery of visitors, the collection of fees and the communication of conservation messages through interpretation.  Research indicates that many tour operators are small businesses that face a multitude of barriers and thus require support to grow and develop.  Partnerships between protected area mangers and tourism operators can improve communication, reduce barriers and foster mutual understanding, respect and cooperation.  Tourism certification is an example of a partnership that has enabled many operators to make social and economic contributions to local communities through employment, training and the purchase of local goods and services.


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