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

Favorite "hidden" temple: Meru Nyingma temple

Tucked behind the Jokhang in Lhasa is Meru Nyingma temple, the former residence of the Tibetan State Oracle. Few tourists have discovered it; you’ll find yourself in the company of smiling, prayer wheel-spinning pilgrims, welcoming you into this fascinating little temple.

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Thanks Gary McCue!