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 journey: The road Eastwards

My favorite journey is across the Eastern Tibetan plateau; via Gyalthang , Batang, Litang, Ganze, Derge, Shershul, Yushu, Chabcha, Kokonor to Xining, through nomadic grasslands and great centers of Eastern Tibetan culture.

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Thanks Uttara Sarkar Crees!
Favorite Experiences in Tibet

Favorite experiences in Tibet

Favorite Wildlife search: Wildlife adventure in East Tibet

Just to the west of Martok, a lonely outpost town on the Qinghai-Tibet Highway that leaves a lot to be desired, is a very desolate, barren looking area.  However, looks can often be deceiving—the area is actually home to a great deal of wildlife.  It is a great place to look for kiang (wild ass), gazelle, fox, wolf and more. Good luck with your search!

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Thanks Jed Weingarten!