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 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.more
Thanks Uttara Sarkar Crees!
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!more
Thanks Jed Weingarten!