We are a conservation and tourism consultancy providing professional independent advice on tourism development and management in environmentally rich habitats, with a strong ethos on sustainable conservation and the long term survival of endangered species
Consultant – Liz Drake
After graduating in human and social geography at Queen Mary College, London University, Liz has spent her professional life travelling the world in pursuit of offering special experience holidays and events to organisations. She believes travel is the greatest source of education and inspiration – it broadens the mind and feeds the soul. She is passionate about conservation of the natural world and endangered species, and believes that tourism and conservation can be mutually beneficial partners if tourism is sensitive to the environment and local communities, and there is a long term strategic policy that ensures tourism does not jeopardise, alter or destroy wildlife habitats.
Four decades working in the global travel industry with thirty years hands-on management of a company specialising in international events and innovative tourism ventures.
Areas of expertise include wildlife tourism, cultural tourism, special experience events, international festivals, incentive and motivational travel, and tour operating.
Pioneered joint venture tourism with wildlife and conservation programmes. Joint venture tourism projects are financially supportive, socially inclusive and play a key role in sustainable conservation and the long term survival of endangered species.
Collaborative programmes have included Born Free Foundation, Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme, Painted Dog Conservation (Zimbabwe) and Ewaso Lions (Kenya).
Appointments have been diverse and address specific needs, including:
ODI for the Commonwealth Secretariat
‘The Gambian Tourist Value Chain and Prospects for Pro-Poor Tourism’
Review the report – comment on analysis used and assumptions
Ministry of Arts & Tourism
Festival in the Desert
Assessment of added benefits to the wider community, involvement of other Ministry departments, health and safety requirements, an international marketing strategy
Private safari lodge within a National Park
Advise on health and safety requirements relating to facilities and activities
Private mountain lodge
Market analysis & risk assessment of property
Advise on potential end-users, appropriate facilities and level of services
National Tourist Office
Assess the potential for higher revenue niche tourism markets
Private travel agency in a small market town
Business development opportunities
Assess the potential customer base for different tourism products
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