The project consortium will develop multi module IT tool for creating your own Tailor Made Sustainable tour. Being totally different than the mass tourism, sustainable tours are difficult to plan, organize and lead as nature cannot be guaranteed but with the multi module Tailor made tool the process will be simplified and the tourists will be able to create their own tours, considering the possibilities for the current period and without the need of going through a multi mail communication with the companies The tool will be multi selective and user friendly to use and operate with. It will give wide variety of options to build your tour as: dates, categories and focus of the tour, choosing the guide, transport, type of accommodation, length of the tour and many more. The companies will be able to easily adapt the tool and the options according to their offered touristic products. The tool will allow to attract more tourists for the cause of the sustainable tourism helping them to build their own itineraries based on their interest and wishes. The tool will be first implemented in the consortium companies existing sites thus helping them to attract new tourists and expand the scope of their activities.
Among the main objectives of creating the multi module Tailor Made tour is to expand the activities the companies offer, to simplify the process of organizing sustainable/wildlife tours, to significantly decrease the time of communication between the tourists and the companies and to help the sector growth by increasing the interest. For a lot of the guides working as a wildlife expert/specialist, guiding Is a second job, as due to the volatility of the organized activities they cannot rely only on this income. Another main objective of the IT tool is to increase the employment of the wildlife guides as the module will allow to choose the guide for your tour according to his expertise and free time and thus keep the guides busy and help them organize their own time if they work for more than one company. The IT tool will have a special page for uploading the results from past tours or the so called checklists. These checklists are created during the tours and report the number and type of species seen during every day of the tour. The checklists are important in a scientific point of view as they can track the changes on nature caused by different factors. The checklist blank will be also available for download and free usage for people which are organizing their own wildlife activities in the respective areas. The information gathered and provided by the checklists to the respective public authorities can help building important policies and taking crucial decision and will also safe a lot of efforts and money for collecting this information.
IT Module for Tailor-Made Wildlife Tourism.
The multi module for tailor made tours will Increasing the interest towards wildlife/sustainable tourism and will have positive impact not only for the companies offering sustainable tours but also for the stakeholders involved and the nature itself. Organizing sustainable tourism activities involves the public, private sector and the local communities for one and the same cause, making an added value and benefit from preserving the nature. The module will also help to decrease operating expenses and simplify the process of communication between the clients and the companies. The consortium will also create feedback forms to be fulfilled by the clients who used the module to additionally develop and improve it according to the results from the form.