This GMIST session focused on crafting well-rounded experiences for visitors, as well as creating space for participants to make it their own. It achieved this by providing us the chance to see how local operators partner to create packages that leave visitors feeling authentically engaged in the area. Well crafted experiences combine challenge with just enough support from the leaders, and I think that accurately describes the experience of this intense and rewarding course. Theoretical ground work from Celes from Earth Rhythms and Nancy from Tourism Cafe paid off in some very valuable analysis of the types of hands-on experiences available to visitors to this beautiful park.
I’m so grateful to the GMIST crew, my fellow participants with whom I envision much collaboration, and to those who helped me with tangible support of this mission. Gracias miigwetch merci wela’lin thanks a ton!