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Lessons learned – the North Andaman community tourism network

Many players in the tourism sector talk about sustainable development, but what are the lessons to be learned from the players in front? Knowledge and inspiration on this subject is provided in the report: ‘Lessons learned – the North Andaman community tourism network’.

Executive abstract of report:

Over the past four years, sustainable tourism along Thailand’s Andaman Coast has been promoted as a development tool by government policy, the private sector, and NGOs. Concurrently, a number of communities have developed tourism activities based on the area’s cultural and natural heritage. With the support of IUCN, the North Andaman Community Tourism Network (N-ACT) is increasing the contribution of tourism to sustainable livelihoods and sound ecosystem management by providing communities with access to the best available knowledge and practices.
This paper will summarize N-ACT’s accomplishments and identify features that may be useful in developing community tourism programs elsewhere. Through monitoring, networking, promotion, and capacity building, N-ACT generates tangible outcomes that address poverty alleviation, gender equity, and the need for knowledge sharing.
Lessons from the first phase of N-ACT relate to four major areas; choosing the right
partners, setting up a successful network, linking conservation and tourism, and
facilitating partnerships.

Download the entire report at here.

The report is written by Bodhi Garrett, Coordinator of N-ACT Community Network and founder of North Andaman Tsunami Relief.

The article is uploaded by Majbritt Thomsen, administrator on ‘Views On Tourism’.

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