Marketing matters, regardless of the industry. Ecolodge operators lean heavily on simple websites and word of mouth to generate business. Sure, those methods are great but it takes more than that to be competitive in ecotourism. Stretch Tourism’s job is to help ecolodges become more successful through have higher occupancy rates enabling more customers to
Think about the last time you stayed at a hotel. What’s the first thing you ask the receptionist when you arrive? Quite possibly, it’s “Do you provide breakfast?”. They respond with a quick “Yes, we do sir. We serve a complimentary continental breakfast from 6-10:00 am. The food is great!”. Awesome, you think to yourself,
Picking a sustainable tourism consultant can be a difficult experience. It doesn’t have to be. Eco lodges, tour operators, travel agents and other professionals often require assistance in unfamiliar areas. These companies and entrepreneurs are then faced with deciding between a large, general consulting firm or a more specialized consultant that focuses on sustainable tourism.
Lush rainforests, green mountains and sandy beaches dominate. Guess who I am? Costa Rica? Maui? All of the above, actually. 2018 started off right for me with travels to both Hawaii and Costa Rica. With so much noise and negative news in the world, sometimes you just need a break—a traveler’s recharge. Not surprisingly, the
The tourism industry has been around a long time, so why the recent push for sustainable tourism? We have to look at this from many angles, including political, social, environmental and long term vision. Tourism is the fastest, I repeat, fastest growing industry. Having said that, it’s an understatement to claim that tourism makes an
Have you been ecotourism dreamin’? If so, this list is for you. It’s a list of the top 3 destinations for ecotourism. One of these are to be expected (yes, Stretch Tourism operates there), but one destination may catch you by surprise. After doing a lot research for eco-friendly travel areas, we picked the top
You like to travel, but don’t want the hassle of planning your own trip. We can help. Sure, there are many travel companies that can book a trip, but Stretch Tourism is uniquely positioned to provide the best experience possible in a responsible way. Read the top three reasons why you should travel with Stretch
Who do you travel with? How did you meet your travel partner? The answer probably depends on your situation, age, interests and personality. Maybe you travel with your wife, boyfriend, mom, lifelong buddy, furry friend, or a Meetup connection. A friend recently asked me “How do you pick who you travel with, especially for short
What is ecotourism? According to The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), it is “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education”. Ecotourism is a subset of sustainable tourism. As with any sustainability strategy, regardless of industry, the three foundational pillars are: People Planet Profit.
The first Friday of June is National Doughnut Day. June 2, 2017 also happened to be: National Leave the Office Early Day, National Rocky Road Day, National Bubba Day, and National Rotisserie Chicken Day. But let’s set those to the side, because TODAY, the first Saturday of June, marks National Trails Day® in the United