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Title: Ecotourism and the UN Millennium Goal of Development


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Ecotourism and the UN Millennium Goal of
Development
  • Presented by
  • Dr. Sasithara Pichaichannrarong
  • Deputy Permanent Secretary
  • Ministry of Tourism and Sports of Thailand
  • Chairperson of ASEAN National Tourism
    Organizations

Lao Ecotourism Forum

26 29 July 2007
2
  • ? Ecotourism involves responsible travel to
    national areas that conserve the environment
  • ? improve the well-being of local people
  • ? connecting conservation
  • ? communities
  • ? responsible travel

Lao Ecotourism Forum

26 29 July 2007
3
  • ? build environmental
  • ? cultural awareness
  • ? provide positive experiences for visitors and
    hosts
  • ? raise awareness of the political
  • ? environmental and social climate

Lao Ecotourism Forum

26 29 July 2007
4
  • ? Cambodia
  • ? South China
  • ? Lao PDR
  • ? Myanmar
  • ? Thailand
  • ? Viet Nam

China
Viet Nam
Laos
Myanmar
Thailand
Cambodia
Lao Ecotourism Forum

26 29 July 2007
5
  • ? Millennium Declaration
  • ?Millennium Development Goals as a
  • universal framework for development
  • ?developing countries
  • ?development partners to work together

Lao Ecotourism Forum

26 29 July 2007
6
  • ? number of people in developing countries living
    on less than US 1 a day fell to 980 million in
    2004, down from 1.25 billion in 1990
  • ? proportion of people living in extreme poverty
    fell from nearly a third of 33 to 29 over
    this period

Lao Ecotourism Forum

26 29 July 2007
7
  • ? the decline in global poverty is mostly due to
    rapid economic growth
  • ? Tourism Strategy of this sub-region therefore
    has placed an emphasis on poverty reduction and
    sustainable development

Lao Ecotourism Forum

26 29 July 2007
8
  • ? Ecotourism, as stated previously, is a strong
    blend
  • ?historical
  • ?biological
  • ?cultural conservation
  • ?preservation
  • ?sustainable development

Lao Ecotourism Forum

26 29 July 2007
9
  • ? Ecotourism is considered the fastest growing
    segment in the tourism industry with an annual
    growth rate of 5 worldwide and represents 6
    of the world gross domestic product.

Lao Ecotourism Forum

26 29 July 2007
10
  • ? numerous travel destinations
  • ?Myanmars In Lay Lake
  • ? Laos Konglor Cave

Lao Ecotourism Forum

26 29 July 2007
11
  • ? Cambodias
  • Yeak Loam Lake
  • ? Viet Nams
    Ecotourism Complex
  • Phong Nha Ke Bang
  • ? Thailands
  • Khao Yai National Park.

Lao Ecotourism Forum

26 29 July 2007
12
  • ? Various projects such as the National Heritage
    Conservation Management in
  • ?Quang-Xi, People Democratic of China
    ?Lao PDR
  • ?Cambodia,

Lao Ecotourism Forum

26 29 July 2007
13
  • ? the implementation of pro-poor community-based
    eco tourism project for Lao PDR, Cambodia and
    Vietnam under the GMS Tourism Strategy are
    excellent examples of ecotourism to eradicate
    poverty

Lao Ecotourism Forum

26 29 July 2007
14
  • ? Developed countries need to deliver fully on
    longstanding commitments to achieve the official
    development assistance target of 0.7 of gross
    national income by 2015

Lao Ecotourism Forum

26 29 July 2007
15
  • ? We are proud that Asia to has been
    recognized by the United Nations as
    having an impressive reduction in poverty .

Lao Ecotourism Forum

26 29 July 2007
16
  • ? Emphasis on prioritised destinations to be
    developed should be on accessibility with
    reasonable logistical facilities and
    infrastructure ? air
  • ? land
  • ? waterway transportation

Lao Ecotourism Forum

26 29 July 2007
17
  • ? The local communitys way of life should not be
    significantly affected by the growth of external
    societies

Lao Ecotourism Forum

26 29 July 2007
18
  • ? Destinations selected are typically defined as
  • primary attractions
  • ? flora
  • ? fauna
  • ? cultural heritage

Lao Ecotourism Forum

26 29 July 2007
19
  • ? building natural trails
  • ? eco-friendly facilities like piers
  • ?camp sites
  • ?toilets
  • ?shower rooms
  • ?parking areas
  • ?tourist service areas
  • ?restaurants
  • ?souvenir shops

Lao Ecotourism Forum

26 29 July 2007
20
  • ? survey on tourism investment needs
  • ? small and medium-sized tourism businesses for
    micro credit
  • ? loan of 1,000 1,500 US
  • ?safe boat landing in a village
  • ?buying clean sets of sleeping materials
  • ?acquiring life jackets
  • ?building appropriate bamboo paths for
  • mangroves trails

Lao Ecotourism Forum

26 29 July 2007
21
  • ? Introducing a local financial institution such
    as a Bank of Agriculture at a tourist
    destinations may instigate marketing and
    financing, small-scale investment in agro
    tourism, launching of selling points on farm
    products, and also electronic transactions like
    credit cards or currency exchange.

Lao Ecotourism Forum

26 29 July 2007
22
  • ? short-course training
  • ? international language courses
  • ? communication skills
  • ? safety
  • ? security
  • ? hospitality management

Lao Ecotourism Forum

26 29 July 2007
23
  • ? presentation of best practice
  • ? exchange of information and technical
  • ? exchange and learning from each other

Lao Ecotourism Forum

26 29 July 2007
24
  • ? Educational institutions should participate in
    monitoring ecotourism development key performance
    indicators
  • ? Before and After Mechanism will mirror whether
    ecotourism is indeed responsible travel that
    improves the well-being of local people.

Lao Ecotourism Forum

26 29 July 2007
25
  • ? trial training course for Cambodia, Lao PDR
    and Thailand under the Emerald Triangle Tourism
    Cooperation in Ubonratchathani
  • ? exchanged views on various aspects based

Lao Ecotourism Forum

26 29 July 2007
26
  • ? this project will later be expanded to cover
    Climate Change and Tourism
  • ? climate change is projected to have serious
    economic and social

Lao Ecotourism Forum

26 29 July 2007
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Title: Ecotourism and the UN Millennium Goal of Development


1
Ecotourism and the UN Millennium Goal of
Development
  • Presented by
  • Dr. Sasithara Pichaichannrarong
  • Deputy Permanent Secretary
  • Ministry of Tourism and Sports of Thailand
  • Chairperson of ASEAN National Tourism
    Organizations

Lao Ecotourism Forum

26 29 July 2007
2
  • ? Ecotourism involves responsible travel to
    national areas that conserve the environment
  • ? improve the well-being of local people
  • ? connecting conservation
  • ? communities
  • ? responsible travel

Lao Ecotourism Forum

26 29 July 2007
3
  • ? build environmental
  • ? cultural awareness
  • ? provide positive experiences for visitors and
    hosts
  • ? raise awareness of the political
  • ? environmental and social climate

Lao Ecotourism Forum

26 29 July 2007
4
  • ? Cambodia
  • ? South China
  • ? Lao PDR
  • ? Myanmar
  • ? Thailand
  • ? Viet Nam

China
Viet Nam
Laos
Myanmar
Thailand
Cambodia
Lao Ecotourism Forum

26 29 July 2007
5
  • ? Millennium Declaration
  • ?Millennium Development Goals as a
  • universal framework for development
  • ?developing countries
  • ?development partners to work together

Lao Ecotourism Forum

26 29 July 2007
6
  • ? number of people in developing countries living
    on less than US 1 a day fell to 980 million in
    2004, down from 1.25 billion in 1990
  • ? proportion of people living in extreme poverty
    fell from nearly a third of 33 to 29 over
    this period

Lao Ecotourism Forum

26 29 July 2007
7
  • ? the decline in global poverty is mostly due to
    rapid economic growth
  • ? Tourism Strategy of this sub-region therefore
    has placed an emphasis on poverty reduction and
    sustainable development

Lao Ecotourism Forum

26 29 July 2007
8
  • ? Ecotourism, as stated previously, is a strong
    blend
  • ?historical
  • ?biological
  • ?cultural conservation
  • ?preservation
  • ?sustainable development

Lao Ecotourism Forum

26 29 July 2007
9
  • ? Ecotourism is considered the fastest growing
    segment in the tourism industry with an annual
    growth rate of 5 worldwide and represents 6
    of the world gross domestic product.

Lao Ecotourism Forum

26 29 July 2007
10
  • ? numerous travel destinations
  • ?Myanmars In Lay Lake
  • ? Laos Konglor Cave

Lao Ecotourism Forum

26 29 July 2007
11
  • ? Cambodias
  • Yeak Loam Lake
  • ? Viet Nams
    Ecotourism Complex
  • Phong Nha Ke Bang
  • ? Thailands
  • Khao Yai National Park.

Lao Ecotourism Forum

26 29 July 2007
12
  • ? Various projects such as the National Heritage
    Conservation Management in
  • ?Quang-Xi, People Democratic of China
    ?Lao PDR
  • ?Cambodia,

Lao Ecotourism Forum

26 29 July 2007
13
  • ? the implementation of pro-poor community-based
    eco tourism project for Lao PDR, Cambodia and
    Vietnam under the GMS Tourism Strategy are
    excellent examples of ecotourism to eradicate
    poverty

Lao Ecotourism Forum

26 29 July 2007
14
  • ? Developed countries need to deliver fully on
    longstanding commitments to achieve the official
    development assistance target of 0.7 of gross
    national income by 2015

Lao Ecotourism Forum

26 29 July 2007
15
  • ? We are proud that Asia to has been
    recognized by the United Nations as
    having an impressive reduction in poverty .

Lao Ecotourism Forum

26 29 July 2007
16
  • ? Emphasis on prioritised destinations to be
    developed should be on accessibility with
    reasonable logistical facilities and
    infrastructure ? air
  • ? land
  • ? waterway transportation

Lao Ecotourism Forum

26 29 July 2007
17
  • ? The local communitys way of life should not be
    significantly affected by the growth of external
    societies

Lao Ecotourism Forum

26 29 July 2007
18
  • ? Destinations selected are typically defined as
  • primary attractions
  • ? flora
  • ? fauna
  • ? cultural heritage

Lao Ecotourism Forum

26 29 July 2007
19
  • ? building natural trails
  • ? eco-friendly facilities like piers
  • ?camp sites
  • ?toilets
  • ?shower rooms
  • ?parking areas
  • ?tourist service areas
  • ?restaurants
  • ?souvenir shops

Lao Ecotourism Forum

26 29 July 2007
20
  • ? survey on tourism investment needs
  • ? small and medium-sized tourism businesses for
    micro credit
  • ? loan of 1,000 1,500 US
  • ?safe boat landing in a village
  • ?buying clean sets of sleeping materials
  • ?acquiring life jackets
  • ?building appropriate bamboo paths for
  • mangroves trails

Lao Ecotourism Forum

26 29 July 2007
21
  • ? Introducing a local financial institution such
    as a Bank of Agriculture at a tourist
    destinations may instigate marketing and
    financing, small-scale investment in agro
    tourism, launching of selling points on farm
    products, and also electronic transactions like
    credit cards or currency exchange.

Lao Ecotourism Forum

26 29 July 2007
22
  • ? short-course training
  • ? international language courses
  • ? communication skills
  • ? safety
  • ? security
  • ? hospitality management

Lao Ecotourism Forum

26 29 July 2007
23
  • ? presentation of best practice
  • ? exchange of information and technical
  • ? exchange and learning from each other

Lao Ecotourism Forum

26 29 July 2007
24
  • ? Educational institutions should participate in
    monitoring ecotourism development key performance
    indicators
  • ? Before and After Mechanism will mirror whether
    ecotourism is indeed responsible travel that
    improves the well-being of local people.

Lao Ecotourism Forum

26 29 July 2007
25
  • ? trial training course for Cambodia, Lao PDR
    and Thailand under the Emerald Triangle Tourism
    Cooperation in Ubonratchathani
  • ? exchanged views on various aspects based

Lao Ecotourism Forum

26 29 July 2007
26
  • ? this project will later be expanded to cover
    Climate Change and Tourism
  • ? climate change is projected to have serious
    economic and social

Lao Ecotourism Forum

26 29 July 2007
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