Green Choice by EnvCML

Green Choice by EnvCML

  • Member Since

    1991
    Current Employer

    WILD International
    Email

    wild@travel-net.com
    Website

    n/a
    Phone

    Not Shared
    Address

    Semaphore, South Australia, Australia
    Regions of Expertise

    Africa
    Asia
    Central America and the Caribbean
    Europe
    North America
    Oceania
    South America

Carolyn Wild

Ms. Carolyn Wild


President | WILD International

Areas of Expertise

Community Development, Destination Management/Planning, Guiding/Interpretation, Indigenous Tourism, Protected Area Management

Looking For

Consulting Assignments, Speaking Engagements, Training Programs

Biography

Carolyn Wild is President and owner of WILD International, a tourism consulting company based in Adelaide, Australia and with an office in Vancouver Canada. Carolyn has experience in tourism development which extends from the Arctic to the Australian Outback. Carolyn is recognized internationally for expertise in ecotourism and community-based tourism. She has worked directly with tours operators, communities and Aboriginal Groups in several countries to develop tourism and marketing plans.

 

Carolyn's key interest is appropriate development in natural areas which benefits local communities and helps conserve the environment.

 

Learning about communities and listening to the people underpins Carolyn's identification of opportunities for each destination. Her field work often requires remote and difficult travel with note book in hand and camera at the ready. Recent work includes the assessment of village-based opportunities in Algeria for the Canadian International Development Agency, and a mission to Zambia for the UN World Tourism Organization to assess national opportunities for community-based ecotourism. Carolyn is a frequent speaker at international forums, conducts workshops, develops ecotourism and ecolodges, and consults on market analysis, tourism planning and competitive strategy. Her clients include tourism authorities, protected area managers, conservation groups and communities in North and South America, Australia-Pacific, Europe, Asia and Africa.

 

Member of the TIES Board of Directors, 2004-2010.


Educational Background

How did I end up in ecotourism with an Electrical Engineering Degree followed by a Master's in Business Administration? In the late 1980s I was worked in marketing for a regional airline in Canada flying into the Arctic. This led to my discovery of the tourism industry and the need for destination development in remote and Aboriginal communities. Branching out on my own as a consultant I was involved in the very early days of the establishment and recognition of the ecotourism industry. My business background means I can help develop tourism plans and strategies while my engineering has helped keep my advice practical and is also an asset in the use of off-grid energy systems for communities and ecolodges. 

 

My work has involved learning about the environment and my understanding of and fascination with nature has grown through experience. I am now taking now courses in botany and ecology which are giving me an even greater appreciation for our natural world. Other studies and teaching include courses in ecotourism and cultural tourism which help foster an appreciation of the relationships between people and nature. 

 

About TIES


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