“With over 20 years experience in slow travel, ecotourism and community-focused landscape sustainability in various places around the world, I bring diverse insights and experiences.
With over 20 years experience in slow travel, ecotourism and community-focused landscape sustainability in various places around the world, I bring diverse insights and experiences.
The LoST approach
LoST within a region typically builds on existing visitation, ideas and tourism approaches. But it also has its own characteristics – for example, routes, interpretations of the region, apps and web presence.
Typically, a LoST strategy focuses on two things: the experience of the visitor/traveller and the impacts on local landscapes or the region.
In terms of the traveller, a LoST strategy would aim to:
integrate experiences across the landscape. That is, the engagement with the tourist/traveller is highlighting travel within the region or landscape, not just the end destination.
provide a deeper engagement with the region and its landscapes. This deeper engagement is developed by concentrating on the ‘travel within’ mentioned above as well as encouraging the slow travel options of walking, cycling and paddling.
In terms of the region, the traveller’s deeper engagement results in people being advocates for the region and what it has to offer. This in turn provides a mechanism to attract more travellers who share the LoST principles. This ultimately means more visitors with deeper engagements with the region.
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expert inputs into ecotourism, slow travel, LoST and sustainable futures planning or policies
slow travel planning for your region, area or state
professional development in LoST principles
commissioned books or articles
bespoke travel planning
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