Eco Tourism Workshop 2011

May 6, 2011.

In January 2011 the project funded an ecotourism training workshop for 34 participants in Chengdu.  Tour operators, guides and local community hosts attended the three day workshop. Training sessions focused on  business management for eco-tourism service providers.  Participants traveled from all over Tibetan areas including Lhasa, Yushu in Qinghai and Gyeltang in Yunnan.  An important aspect of the training was the opportunity for local tour operators to discuss and share knowledge and experiences among others with similar interests and issues.  All participants shared the same challenging of competing with larger more business savvy Chinese operators.

Favorite Places in Tibet

Favorite places in Tibet

Most beautiful valley: Phenpo, an incredible valley

An incredible valley system nearly as large as the Lhasa Valley but far less developed, and similar to what the Lhasa Valley would have been like when Heinrich Harrer arrived in 1946. Small picturesque villages, vast fields of barley and yellow-blooming mustard, and nearly 50 monasteries, temples and retreats dot the valley floors and mountain sides

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Thanks Gary McCue!