As the week wrapped up, it was time to gather some thoughts from the participants.  These students had come from all different tourism related fields;  we had private sector tour operators-both large and small, certification specialists, donor representatives, national parks policy writers, grad students, continuing education students, NGO representatives, students just starting to get their feet wet in sustainable development and others who had been on the ground for decades.

It’s been so valuable to hear the perspectives from the different sectors represented in this course.

It’s made me realize that sustainable tourism can be a cornerstone in the development world, instead of an add-on.

-Rani, student & certification guest speaker

After hearing from the students throughout the week, these insightful comments from Rani and Alison, seem to best sum up the overall feeling expressed throughout the week.

The wide range of experience and expertise in this room, the intimate class size, the non-stop interaction, and just this room full of passionate people is very inspiring!

I’ve been re-energized and have gained so much more knowledge.

Thank you to Megan and the EWI team!!!

-Alison, student

Hear what the students have to say!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSzP3WlGVuI?fs=1&hl=en_US&color1=0×234900&color2=0x4e9e00&border=1

What the participants thought about the UVM Ecotourism Course July 2010 Click for a direct link to the YouTube video post!