A note from Ayako Ezaki | Director of Communications The International Ecotourism Society. She sent this to everyone at the Voluntourism Conference so I thought the blog readers might also like to chip in and give their two cents.
It was great to meet many of you and learn from you at the recent Voluntourism Conference in Denver. As I noted during my presentation on the Voluntourism Guidelines Project, we would like to request for your input on key questions from the industry survey. Based on discussions before and during the conference, we have identified a few questions from the industry survey we conducted in May, and would like to ask for your opinions and advice on these critical points.
Please take a few minutes to share your insights by completing this questionnaire: http://bit.ly/owm2be
*If you’ve responded to the industry survey we sent out in May, please feel free to fill out this questionnaire (or just send me an email) if you have any additional comments and feedback to share. In addition to these questions, we would welcome your advice on the project in general – for instance, how do you think the guidelines should be presented? what length, style, format, etc. do you feel would be most useful for voluntourism providers to implement?
Thank you very much in advance for your support, and again, please do feel free to contact me (email: firstname.lastname@example.org, skype: ayako-ecotourism, phone: +1 202-341-1422) with ideas, comments, questions and suggestions.
P.S. If you plan to attend our Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC) this September, please join us at the Voluntourism Stakeholder Meeting being held during the conference (Sept 20) to review and discuss ideas and suggestions for Voluntourism Guidelines: http://www.ecotourismconference.org/voluntourism-stakeholder-meeting
Ayako Ezaki | Director of Communications
The International Ecotourism Society
Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC) | www.ecotourismconference.org
The ESTC brings together innovative minds from across the industry to discuss practical ideas and solutions that inspire positive changes. Sept 19-21, 2011, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA