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
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
Grassroots introduction to ecotoursim (English / Tibetan)
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.
Gannan Prefecture Tourism Presentation
2. Small Business Training Materials
Customer service for guides (English)
3. Environmental Awareness Training Materials
Leave no trace (Tibetan)
4. Intercultural Awareness
Marketing workshop materialsThe following documents have been selected out of many from a tourism marketing workshop, including background information on ecotourism.
- Session 1 - Who am I? - 4 MB | PDF
- Session 2 - how do I make my company more visible online? - 6 MB | PDF
- Session 3 - How do I make a site map for my website? - 836 kB | PDF
- Session 4 - How to brand my company? - 8 MB | PDF
- Meaning of being a social entrepreneur - 32 kB | PDF
- Ecotourism introduction - 62 MB | PDF
Favorite short trek: Yaks and butter tea trek
A 3-day trek up and over a small pass and through Tibetan grasslands, passing traditional Tibetan settlements, walking over spiky tussocks of grass and camping in green pastures or with local Tibetans in their modest houses. It’s as ‘Tibetan’ an experience as you’ll have near Lhasa, with mountains in the distance, yaks grazing everywhere, wide open spaces, and traditional Tibetan dwellings that offer salt-butter tea if you drop in.more
Thanks Kim Bannister!
Favorite Trek: The holy mountain Khawa Karpo
My favorite trek is the pilgrimage circuit around the holy mountain of Khawa Karpo in East Tibet. This shear-sided peak rises into a dramatic glaciated massif, with the Mekong River on one side and the Salween River on the other. The circuit is a dizzying roller coaster of pass crossings, through some of the most extreme terrain to be found.more
Thanks Gary McCue!