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Ecotourism Seminar

How Ecotourism can benefit your business.

The beauty and sheer diversity of landscapes are at the heart of the tourist appeal of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park and the Clyde Sea Lochs. At this seminar, learn how to capitalise more on these outstanding resources and the ecotourism potential on your doorstep. Develop a better understanding on what it means to be located in and around Scotland’s first National Park and how to use this to your advantage. Pick up some practical tips on how to promote local ecotourism experiences to your customers to enhance and extend their stay. Help your customers connect with the natural environment and the inspiring and stunning landscapes.

The conservation and heritage charity, Friends of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, are organising a series of seminars to raise awareness of the benefits ecotourism can have on your business. These seminars are part of the Friends’ exciting new ecotourism initiative and are open to all tourism related businesses in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park and Clyde Sea Lochs areas.

The seminars are being delivered together with Dr Kathy Velander, Director of the Centre for Ecotourism and Wildlife Management at Edinburgh Napier University, and will cover the following content:

  • • What is ecotourism?
  • • Identifying the special qualities of the areas around you
  • • Ecotourism case studies and examples
  • • How to capitalise on the ecotourism potential of your area Specific dates and details for the seminars are as follows: When and Where:
  • Who: Open to all tourism related businesses
  • • Monday, 24th April – Killin (Bridge of Lochay Hotel)
  • • Tuesday 25th April – Luss (Lodge on Loch Lomond)
  • • Thursday 4th May – Aberfoyle (The Lodge)
  • • Seminars will start at 10.00 and run through to 13.00
  • • Lunch will be included, as will an optional ecotourism activity from 13.15 – 15.00 Cost: £10 per person

How to register: To find out more or to reserve your spot, please email info@lochlomondtrossachs.org.uk  or call 01389 727761

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