INNOVATIVE STRATEGIES for
Improving Tourism Impacts
Destination development is most successful when local managers use a participatory planning process that listens to every voice within the community and allows them to help shape their own future. The end result is collaborative community vision & brand with validated strategies for developing organizations, trails & recreation resources, tourism products & experiences, and economic opportunities.
Stakeholder Mapping & Engagement
Resident, Business, Visitor Surveys
Destination Master Plans
Tourism Development Strategies
QUALITY ASSURANCE FRAMEWORKS
Smart planning intersects with quality assurance when robust management plans incorporate rigorous standards to define policy objectives, evaluate risk potential, anticipate disruptions, encourage training and preparation, and monitor performance outcomes over time. This approach will build confidence in stakeholders, enhance the visitor experience, increase economic impacts, and maximize community benefits.
Risk & Response Planning
Management Plan Development
Capacity Building Modules
Visitor Use Management
You can't manage what you don't measure, it's that simple. Leading destinations are looking beyond the standard volume-based metrics (heads-in-beds, economic impact) and shifting to their emphasis to better understand the value of the entire visitor experience. This kind of impact monitoring can produce compelling reports that gives a full picture of tourism's overall impact while also providing insights on how to improve over time.
Quality & Sustainability Assessments
Carrying Capacity Studies
Supply & Demand Analysis
Economic Impact Analysis
Data Mining & Research
Tourism Impact Services (TIS) works at the intersection of community planning + sustainable development + tourism management and is founded on the idea that there are no one-size-fits-all solutions and no silver bullets. However, there are proven methodologies that are applicable to every shape and size of business and destination. These methods make up the core of our services.
Regardless of where you are on the sustainability spectrum, there is room for continuous improvement. No matter what your objectives may be, there is a way to chart a course to your intended destination. And this is where we can help. TIS will listen to your needs, your challenges, and your intended outcomes to develop a solution that works for your situation and within your budget.
Robert (Bobby) Chappell, TIS Founder and Principle, on LinkedIn