For the past 15 years ecoplan:net ltd. has provided tourism training workshops at the national and international level in Africa, Asia, South, Central and North America.

ecoplan:net president, James Mac Gregor, began offering workshops when he was commissioned, in 1989, by the Banff Centre for Management, to design and deliver Canada's first ecotourism training program.

In 1995, ecoplan:net ltd. assumed full responsibility for the training program and since that time has trained more than 2300 learners in 9 countries.


- The Mix of Planning Workshops

The initial workshops focused exclusively on ecotourism planning, product development and marketing. However over the past 7 years ecoplan:net has been commissioned to expand the scope of workshops and seminars.

As a result additional training sessions were designed for the following:

  1. Sustainable Tourism Development Policy and Guidelines
  2. Corporate Green Management Strategies
  3. Park and Protected Area Planning
  4. Business Planning and Marketing
  5. Ecotourism Train-the-Trainer Program
All training programs include workbooks, training manuals, and educational materials.

- The Workshops Offer the Participants a Practical Planning Product

All workshops are designed to produce a tourism product or combination of specific outcomes for each participant.

These products may include:
- An Interactive and Experiential Workshop Process

The workshops have been designed on the philosophy that "doing planning is learning planning." The workshops enable participants to become totally immersed in the planning process and interact with participant in small working groups.


Ecotourism Planning, Product Development
and Green Marketing

Green Management Practices and the Preparation
of Corporate Environmental Strategies

Sustainable Tourism Development and the Preparation
of Sustainable Tourism Policies

Native Cultural Tourism Planning, Product Development and Marketing

Protected Area and National Park Planning
and Management

Ecotourism Guide Training

Ecotourism Planning and Sustainable Tourism,
Train the Trainer

Marine Tourism Resource Management, Planning
and Product Development

Financing Ecotourism and Package Tour Development



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