Tourism Planning and Management

The Ecotourism Solutions Team holds a large amount of experience in tourism planning and management. This includes tourism planning on a local level, to tourism master plans for larger regions. We are able to facilitate any sized tourism development project. Ecotourism Solutions have also built a strong reputation in individual product design and development projects. Specific services in this category include the following:

  • Tourism Development Master Plans (Local, Regional and Provincial Planning)

  • Product Development Strategies

  • Marketing Planning

  • Business Planning

  • Specialist tours and special interest group planning

  • Lodge Planning and Design

  • Star Grading in Terms of the TGCSA Criteria (Accredited assessor: dm2012/0076)

Conservation Management Planning

The key to effective resource management and protecting sensitive environments is comprehensive planning. Ecotourism Solutions is one of the leading consultancies in Southern Africa in terms of Protected Area Management and Conservation Strategies. Effective conservation management is directly related to passion and Ecotourism Solutions holds a deep passion for protecting natural and cultural resources for future generations. Ecotourism Solutions proudly provides the following services to the conservation industry:

  • Game/Nature Reserve Management Planning

  • Proclamation of Protected Areas

  • Integrated Protected Area Management Planning

  • Species Specific Management Planning (Dangerous Game)

  • Wildlife Management (Importing, Exporting and Capture)

  • Joint Management Plans

  • Land Expansion and Incorporation in terms of Protected Areas

Environmental Management

A huge problem facing most countries is the effective regulation of developments in terms of their impacts on the receiving environment. Environmental Impact Assessment Processes have become more and more complex and expensive for developers. Ecotourism Solutions provides efficient and affordable services in terms of the facilitation of regulated Environmental Impact Assessment processes. These processes include the following:

  • Environmental Impact Assessment

  • Basic Environmental Assessment Processes

  • Water Use License Applications

  • Environmental Management Plans

  • Landscape Design and Management

Mentorship and Business Coaching

Our fully qualified business consultants provide high value mentorship/coaching services to small tourism businesses throughout Southern Africa. We strive to provide personalised, custom designed services to new tourism business or existing tourism business who are not experiencing the growth which they have envisioned.

Our mentors are exceptionally passionate and go far beyond what is expected to assist business owners in growing their businesses and improving their packages. We have walked into businesses that were on the brink of failure and revived, not only the business, but the owners as well. We see mentorship relationships not only as professional relationships but long term friendships as well. A few of the mentorship services we provide include the following:

  • Development Needs Analysis: an overall gap analysis of the business

  • Strategic Planning Session

  • Staff conflict resolutions and interventions

  • Staff training solutions

  • 6 month professional mentorship programme (on-site monthly mentorship)

  • 1 year professional mentorship programme (on-site monthly mentorship)