Training materials and resources are increasingly available through online courses and webinars. Some of the free-to-use resources are described here:
has established a series of
online training resources
on sustainable tourism. These include courses on tourism and conservation, project development, destination management, tourism investment and finance, enterprise development, scientific, academic, volunteer and educational travel and also case studies from the
Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Mali, Montenegro, and Uganda. The course on
Tourism and conservation – sustainable models and strategies
provides online course workbook that focuses particularly on sustainable marine tourism. It provides guidance on business planning, operations and management, staff training and sales and marketing (see Figure 10). All of the other courses can be applied to a variety of forms of tourism, including NBT.
: Contents of Tourism and conservation – sustainable models and strategies
Also, the Travel Foundation has produced a case study on
Whale shark guide training in Mexico
, that was conducted to help boat trip operators conserve them.
Relevant webinars on elements of NBT include the following:
Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals
to members and non-members on topics including establishing trail systems, partnerships with federal agencies, visitor use monitoring and management, and understanding economic impact studies.