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Certifying Sustainable Tourism

July 27, 2010

There has been lots of news recently with the work towards potentially establishing a national tourism certification program in Canada.  In a more recent post I linked through to the work that ETHOS is doing in British Columbia, on piloting a certification program that may be rolled out across the country in the future.  To… Read More

Happy Parks Day!

July 19, 2010

Today is Canada’s Parks day an opportunity to get out and celebrate our great Canadian Parks.  This year also happens to be the 125th anniversary for Parks Canada.   In recognition of the day, Parks Canada has introduced a new Parks Canada Discovery Pass. As part of today’s Parks Day celebrations, the Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of… Read More

ETHOS Leading British Columbia Pilot of National Sustainable Tourism Certification Program for Canada

July 13, 2010

ETHOS plays a pivotal role on CSTAC, the Canadian Sustainable Tourism Advisory Council initially created by the Canadian Tourism Industry Association of Canada. ETHOS and British Columbia were chosen to lead the development of the Canadian Based National Sustainable Tourism Certification Program in collaboration with Green Tourism UK Ltd. Over 100 operators from across British… Read More

Reaching New Markets in Canada’s Two Official Languages

July 12, 2010

Reach further with your marketing and promotional materials!   There is a great opportunity for small tourism operators in the Atlantic Region to translate their promotional/web/marketing materials into one of Canada’s two official languages through a translation assistance program. This program will provide financial assistance up to 75% of the total costs for the service. Don’t… Read More

GMIST Grad Wins Sustainable Tourism Award

July 7, 2010

Sustainable Tourism 2010  A few months ago GMIST had the privilege to work with the Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve Association on some initiatives around the UNESCO Biosphere in Southwest Nova Scotia.  The Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve is a UNESCO designated, internationally recognized and unique region of natural and cultural heritage.  The reserve comprises lands in… Read More