Tropic Journeys in Nature - Ecuador

Tropic Journeys in Nature - Ecuador
Ecuador Ecotours

Monday, February 13, 2012

An analysis of the conditions for success of community based tourism enterprises

We are pleased to see Rebecca Armstrong's Paper about Community tourism part of the series of ICRT Occasional Papers available here - ) Here is what she said about our work: Huaorani Ecolodge, Ecuador [] is owned by the local community and managed in partnership with a private operator, Tropic Journeys in Nature. One of its key objectives has been to provide incentives for conservation through tourism. Community participation has been high and pride in its local culture and ability to operate a tourism business has been boosted. The project reports a significant impact on the local economy, having created 32 part time jobs, involving 25 out of 37 families. Funding has been provided by its private sector partner and after 4 years of operation the lodge is now breaking even without any requirement for grants or subsidies. We find really interesting the Broker concept broight by her on the document and I am sure she and the world will be pleased to know about our new Waponi venture, starting operations this year.

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