This toolkit introduces the participant to developing a sustainable tourism project that contributes to international development goals. It provides the tools necessary to complete a successful project concept note or similar proposal at the design stage. Readers will also learn approaches to rapidly assess project areas and write project goals, objectives, and activities that embrace the principals of sustainable tourism.
Powering Tourism provides information to help tourism professionals understand and evaluate the range of options for meeting their off-grid energy needs, highlighting efficient and sustainable use of energy. The guide provides a seven-step approach to guide the reader through the process of creating a reliable and affordable energy system by working with staff and visitors, equipment vendors, installers, financial institutions, and energy service providers.
A workforce development system should provide the skills, knowledge, and know-how required by personnel at all levels to deliver quality services to domestic and international visitors. This manual consists of three major components: Introduction to Tourism Workforce Development; use of the “Guide to Assessing and Designing Tourism Workforce Development Programs, which emphasizes job and career opportunities for youth; and case studies focused on implementing tourism-related workforce development programs.
This toolkit provides development practitioners with the information and tools necessary to successfully facilitate the financing of small-scale, sustainable tourism projects, and to transfer these skills to their clients and counterparts. It is designed to assist organizations and individuals working with micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises to conduct pre-feasibility studies, understand the market and financial analysis process, prepare investment briefs, identify potential sources of financing, understand how deals and joint ventures are structured, and work with governments to remove barriers to investment and provide broader access to credit. It also includes lessons learned from past experiences and successful efforts to facilitate sustainable investment and financing.
This toolkit describes the steps necessary for designing a SAVE travel and tourism development strategy. It provides guidance for the development of a SAVE center—an entity with a mission to enable the destination to create travel and tourism products that service the SAVE travel market and to link those products to their respective markets. Most of all, the toolkit seeks to provide practical tools, including assessment surveys, that can aid in the development process.