Ecotourism Small Business Management
What is Ecotourism?
This is tourism that is directed towards natural environments, intended to support conservation efforts and observe wildlife. In Trinidad and Tobago, there is a tremendous potential and many opportunities for growth in the ecotourism sector. As part of our focus on encouraging entrepreneurship, we want to help people understand this potential, and guide them toward establishing businesses in this tourism sub-sector.
This programme will equip people with the knowledge, attitudes and practices to effectively create, develop, market and manage new ecotourism products. It comprises a number of short modules for entrepreneurs and employees of small ecotourism enterprises such as restaurants and house kitchens, bed and breakfast accommodation, tour guiding and tour operations, eco-lodges etc.
Who will benefit from this Programme?
This is a good course for people who are already working in one of these businesses and are looking for additional skills to improve the business. If you are want to open a small enterprise and need to understand basic aspects of ecotourism as well as business development opportunities, this is also a good course for you.
We may recommend that you combine this with another course or progress to a Diploma in Business Management as your enterprise grows. We invite you to contact us for additional details, and to determine whether this course can help you develop an idea you may have.
What is covered?
– Knowing your country
– Knowing your client
– Knowing your business
Specialised Options (students may choose any number of options).
– Food Preparation
– New Product Development
– Operating Tours
This is a 10-week course and students do not need any formal entry requirements. Participants will receive a Certificate of Achievement upon successful completion. Course work comprises quizzes and short projects, and participants must be present for no less than 75% of classes. Contact us or complete the form for course schedules as this course is offered based on demand.