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Sustainable Tourism | Ecotourism | Destinations & Communities

Providing market-based solutions to sustainable tourism, preserving invaluable social and environmental capital for the well being of local people worldwide. LEARN MORE

THE INVISIBLE BURDEN:

Groundbreaking Reports
& Analysis

ECOTOURISM:

Business Development
& Field Engagements

SPEAKING:

Speaking & Strategic
Destination Evaluation

KEY AFFILIATIONS:

Harvard University, Cornell University, The Travel Foundation

FEATURED PROJECTS

What’s New?

EWI Celebrates 10 Years of On-Line Academic Course Offerings at Harvard Extension

Ten years ago, Megan stepped in front of a classroom of 75 students all studying online to offer the first sustainable tourism course at Harvard. It led to the book, Sustainable Tourism on a Finite Planet (2017) and generated research that led to the new publication: Destinations at Risk, The Invisible Burden of Tourism (2019). Join us for the course that launched sustainable tourism education at Harvard, Environmental Management of International Tourism Development. Study how the industry manages air, energy, water, wastewater, solid waste, sprawl, and ecosystem impacts, and what new systems for environmental management can be deployed at the business and destination level.

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VIDEO BLOG

Join Megan Epler Wood for her new VLOG where she will give her take, interview experts, and answer crowd-sourced questions on the hot topics in the travel and tourism universe. The VLOG will take on the tough concepts and summarize issues for an on-line, mobile, video audience.

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Essential Videos

“The earth’s greatest treasures are cracking under the weight of the soaring tourism economy. New data-driven systems to identify the cost of managing tourism’s most valued assets are required to stem a growing crisis in global tourism management. With the right leadership, finance and analysis in place, a whole new generation of tourism professionals can move forward and erase the invisible burden while benefiting millions around the globe.”

Megan Epler Wood, Principal

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