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 Highlight tour: Cooking, cycling, trekking and meditation in Central Tibet
Explore the major sights in Central Tibet in a different way. The trip starts in Lhasa and travelers can learn first-hand the art of Tibetan cooking during a hands-on culinary class. The following day travelers cycle to Drak Yerpa Meditation caves for the day, where they meditate and view the heavenly vistas. The trip continues to Namsto Lake where the travelers make a trekking kora around Tashi Island.more
Thanks Tibet Highland Tours!
Favorite monastery: Ghar Monastery, Kham Nangchen, Yushu Prefecture
Ghar Monastery is located at one of the most beautiful scenic locations of Kham Nangchen surrounded by mountains, verdant forests and inhabited by many kinds of birds and wildlife. One of the most beautiful and amazing sight is that the blue sheep, monkeys and other animals are often seen roaming freely around the monastery without fear of human existence.more
Thanks Kham Voyage!