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For Current Ecolodge Owners
Since there are many members here who are ecolodge owners or are involved in/interested in managing/operating ecolodges, this survey + conference session by The International Ecotourism Society will be of interest to some. Please see the text below, from the email announcement sent by TIES on March 19.
Dear TIES Supporter,
At the ESTC 2014 (Bonito, Brazil) we will be discussing succession
planning in ecotourism. We know that many innovative ecotourism
projects have been started through the years, all over the world.
Many have become successful. But, like in all life cycles, there comes
a time when the organization founder(s) wants to hand over the
business to a successor. Finding the individual or organization willing
to and able to continue building on the innovative "inheritance" is not
The focus of the survey is on ecolodges (small accommodations
located in or near conservation areas that are designed and operated
sustainably). As a result, the TIES Ecolodge Survey aims to assess
if succession is an issue, and how much. While your answers will
remain anonymous, the results will be used at a special ESTC
session chaired by Hitesh Mehta, April 27-30 at the Ecotourism and
Sustainable Tourism Conference in Bonito, Brazil.
Thank you for participating in this important survey!
The questionnaire can be accessed at the following link:
Please feel free to forward this email to other Ecolodge owners!
The TIES Team