Call For Experts: Final Round Of Tests For DestiMED Ecotourism Packages

SPRING 2019 CALL FOR EXPERT TESTERS: From May to June 2019 DestiMED Project will be testing 4 new ecotourism packages in Italy and Albania, which have been refined thanks to feedback from tests last year. The parks have been hard at work with their Local Ecotourism Clusters to improve product quality and sustainability, while reducing their Ecological Footprint.

Raising the quality standards of ecotourism packages can only be accomplished through constant feedback from experienced professionals. From customer experience to the impact on natural resources and further commercial aspects, an ecotourism package tester is expected to evaluate all specific aspects of these special tourism products.

Next Spring 2019, the DestiMED project will continue to test 4 ecotourism packages in some of the most inspiring protected areas in the Mediterranean region, including:

  • Vloria Region in Albania South (15-21 May), Where Nature and Antiquity Go Hand. Nearest Airport: Tirana.
  • Riviera di Ulysses Regional Park in Italy (20-24 May), Follow the Spirit of Ulysses. Nearest Airport: Naples.
  • Shkodra Region in Albania North (24-29 May), Dance with the Welcoming Beauties of Lezha and Shkodra. Nearest Airport:Tirana
  • Circeo National Park (3-6 June), Water Tales: Memories and Magic. Nearest Airport: Rome FCO, but test will start from Latina Scalo train station (direct link from Roma Termini).

To carry out these tests, DestiMED is currently searching for ecotourism experts with a sound knowledge of protected areas as well as English-speaking adventure and ecotourism markets. The participants will be required to provide expert feedback to the packages in the form of a survey and follow-up interviews as requested by the project. All relevant expenses from the destination airport will be covered during the testing period. Non EU-participants who need to apply for a visa may request a formal invitation from the DestiMED Secretariat.

Applications can be submitted no later than 8 March using the form at the end of this page.

Please only complete this application if you are available to participate, and willing to cover the cost of your airfare to and from the nearest airport of the chosen package.

For further assistance, you can contact Santiago Suárez santiago.suarez@remove-this.iucn.org