• Member Profile

  • Short Bio
    Originally from Colorado but have spent most of the past 35 years living in SE Asia. After a career in community development changed to working in community-based ecotourism. For the past 6 years I have been the manager of a bicycle tour company based in Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Thailand.
  • Title
    Mr
  • Position
    Country Manager
  • Company
    Grasshopper Adventures
  • City
    Bangkok
  • State
    Bangkok
  • Country
    Thailand
  • Favourite Destination
    The Boat Lanidng Guest House
  • Hobbies & Interests
    Photography, hiking, cycling
  • Education

  • Degrees & Certificates
    1993, Masters of International
    Administration , School for International Training, Brattleboro, Vermont

    May 1984, B.A., German Language & Literature, Colorado State University
  • Languages spoken
    English
    German
    Lao
    Thai
    French
    Spanish
    Dari
    Khmer
  • Professional Interests

  • Jobs/Opportunities sought:
    I am looking for long term employment. My dream job will be a mix of working with a team and local communities to create meaningful tourism experiences benefitting nature, local communities and visitors
  • My CV
    http://www.ecotourism-consultant.com/William%20Tuffin%20resume.pdf
  • Work Experience
    Working in the improvement of livelihoods in rural Laos, I became interested in using tourism as a community development tool. This interest led eventually to the establishment of the Boat Landing Guest House (www.theboatlanding.com) and work with private sector companies in developing community-based tourism programs in rural villages ( Exotissimo, Green Discovery Laos). Later on I have worked with companies in Thailand to develop community based tourism experiences. I have worked with WWF on a feasibility assessment of community-based tourism in Thailand's Northeast, wildlife tourism project in Cambodia as well as managing a yoga retreat. For the past six years I have worked with Grasshopper Adventures, a bike tour company, as the Thailand Country Manager.
  • Services Offered
    5 years managing a bicycle tour company
    14 years experience in building, developing, operating and marketing an Ecolodge
    9 years experience in developing and operating community-based tourism programs
    2 years experience as marketing advisor for an inbound tour operator
    14 years experience in humanitarian development work Skilled with computers and internet
    communications
    Community-based and Ecotourism Consultant
    Experienced report and copywriter
    Foreign Language Interpreter