Entries about ecotourism in general: public policies, events, legislation, meetings, conferences, etc.
MEET Network is happy to share the third entry of the “Drops of Knowledge” Ecotourism series.
This time we would like to share a video of MEET project manager, Luca Santarossa, presenting MEET project approach and success factors during IUCN World Parks Congress held in Sydney, Australia in November 2014.
The video is part of the “UNDP […]
In this last blog entry, we are glad to share a text by Ginger Warder of her experience during MEET fam trip in Cèvennes National Park, straight from GoNomad website a great supporter of MEET Tours! Enjoy!
A Locavore’s Tour of Cévennes National Park
“When I was invited to test an ecotourism itinerary titled Hiking Up a […]
A good place to live is often a good place to visit. But what approach should be taken when a country’s tourism industry and the livelihoods of local people are facing the challenges of current or past conflict? In the wake of the Paris and Beirut attacks, we need to acknowledge that even though terrorism is a […]
Aside from a participatory, collaborative approach involving protected area management agencies working with local tour operators, homestay owners and communities, the ‘eco’ in the MEET ecotourism packages involves a contribution to the conservation of Mediterranean protected areas. This may be through involving travellers in a concrete conservation activity, such as planting a baby Cedar tree […]
Many businesses, whatever their size, go at it alone: trying to build a business and putting their financial bottom line as a first priority. The Mediterranean Experience of Ecotourism attempts to challenge this model, by following a participatory, cross sector approach to tourism product development. Led by ecotourism experts, the MEET Network is provided with […]
According to The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), ecotourism is defined as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education”. In the Mediterranean, the development of people with their territory over centuries offers amazing and unique opportunities to create nature-based tourism experiences. Following […]
Nestled at the crossroads between the Lazio, Umbria and Toscana regions is the Monte Rufeno Nature Reserve, where the MEET project offers an opportunity for guests to discover a fairytale wood, immerse themselves in history, meet old charcoal makers and sleep at an organic farm, owned and managed by locals.
Following packed days of activities and […]