Training documents

Many staff of the companies listed on this site have attended training courses or workshops on some aspects of responsible tourism. Below you will find a number of the most useful resources used in workshops and you are encouraged to download them for your own use.

1. Ecotourism/Responsible Tourism Training Materials

Responsible guiding flyer

Recommendations about what to do, what not to do before, during and after the trip to be a responsible guide.

Responsible travel flyer

A useful note to be read by visitors to Tibet befort they arrive. A Chinese language version of this responsible travel flyer is also available. Responsible Travel Flyer (Chinese).

Giving can be selfish

Social entrepreneurship can be defined as ‘making money with minimum negative impact on environment and positive impact on the people you work with.’ This presentation includes examples of when seemingly positive actions can have a negative effect.

An introduction to ecotourism (English / Chinese)

An introduction to ecotourism (English / Chinese)

Grassroots introduction to ecotoursim (English / Tibetan)

Grassroots introduction to ecotourism (English / Tibetan)

Tsechu model monastery project

An introduction to the Tsechu model monastery project.

Why ecotourism (in a community tourism context)

A presentation by Sam Voolstra given at SSG introduction Eco Tourism, July 19, 2012 which looks at ecotourism’s benefits compared to Tibet’s rapidly growing mass tourism market.

¨If properly developed an ecotourism project can provide income and other benefits to the members of the local community, without having an negative impact on their culture and traditions, or on their natural surroundings.”

Gannan Prefecture Tourism Presentation

A presentation given to the Gannan Prefecture Tourism Bureau on the valley of conservation and ecotourism development.

2. Small Business Training Materials

Customer service for guides (English)

This presentation lays out key customer service principles for guides.

Customer service for guides (English / Tibetan)

Customer service for guides (English / Tibetan)

tourism_marketing_english

A useful guide to tourism marketing for the responsible travel entrepreneur.

Create Your Best Business Plan

Presentation by Liquid Spark Marketing.

3. Environmental Awareness Training Materials

Leave no trace (Tibetan)

Teaching people how to enjoy the outdoor environment responsibly.
མི་རྣམས་ལ་ཇི་ལྟར་འགན་ཁུར་ཡོད་པའི་ངང་སྒོའི་ཕྱི་ལོགས་ཀྱི་ཁོར་ཡུག་ལ་ལོངས་སྤྱོད་བྱེད་པར་སློབ་གསོ་གཏོང་བ།

4. Intercultural Awareness

The Values Americans Live By

An explanation of American cultural values.

Marketing workshop materials

The following documents have been selected out of many from a tourism marketing workshop, including background information on ecotourism.
Favorite Experiences in Tibet

Favorite experiences in Tibet

Favorite monastery: Ghar Monastery, Kham Nangchen, Yushu Prefecture

More than 700 years old Ghar Monastery is located 3700 meters above sea level and 70 kilometers from Nangchen County. Around the year 1200, Gar Chödingpa founded the monastery at the beautiful Zaqu Valley since which this monastery produced some of the greatest masters and yogis of Kham Namgchen.

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Favorite Experiences in Tibet

Favorite experiences in Tibet

Favorite local experience: Home visits

In all our tours during the third day in Lhasa our clients will visit a local Tibetan family in a village called Drupshi near Ganden Monastery. In their home the guests will have a first-hand participative experiences of the day to day life of the family.

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