The nature of Ecotourism Education is best delivered to networks or at destination level where a group of businesses decided they wish to develop their products based on this ethos.
In many areas the local support of Leader Companies and Fáilte Ireland can be the first step to get some support and resources for delivering cost effective training. A key aspect of training is networking and mentoring for tourism business providers.
The label has been piloted in the Burren, County Clare, where several ecotourism providers created the Burren Ecotourism Network in 2010. A similar ecotourism network was created in East Galway in 2011. 2012 has seen additional training in Counties Meath, Cork and Kerry.
For Further details:
Please contact Mary Mulvey –Ecotourism Ireland
Telephone: 071 9856898 or 087 -6841531