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TOURISM WORKSHOPS INDUSTRY TRAINING AND DESTINATION DEVELOPMENT Including Production of Learning Resources  Tourism Industry Training & Development Workshops: Context-based - Destination Development/Community Tourism Development (Cities, Counties,         Villages, DMOs, Port Authorities, Economic Development Agencies) Tourism Precincts (Main Streets, Downtowns, Tourism Districts, Waterfronts, Ports) Special Interest & Niche Tourism (Cultural, Nature, Indigenous, Wine & Food, Self Drive) Purpose-based - Strategy development; Vision setting; Skills development; Tourism Asset & Marketing Theme mapping.   1. Our approach: Hands-on, project and destination-based workshops - our results and learning-based approach -  Years of training & facilitation experience has taught us that to produce truly useful & credible outcomes (that are highly valued by industry & community participants), the most rewarding workshop approach is to specifically tailor each to real world, local circumstances & needs. (As far as is feasible, within the time available.) This process successfully combines -   1. A thorough, advance consultation - setting the priority workshop goals (extracts most useful practical results sought); 2. A succinct, relevant and scene setting, opening workshop presentation (a valuable catalyst fostering greater focus); 3. Appropriately devised and well structured, participation-based exercises - fostering hands-on, practical outcomes; 4. Comprehensive and accurate documentation - circulated to all, with a focus on future action.    2. Your outcomes: Such learning through direct participation, with a highly purposeful focus on real circumstances and real project needs (or alternatively particular learning & skills development goals) frequently leads to: significant contributions to advancing particular local development goals & projects;  superior retention of the insights and knowledge gained by participants; enhancement of professional skills in a fun and non-intimidating industry-based context; strengthened local networking, collaboration & cooperation - awareness of previously un- encountered regional business services; a more confident sense of what matters most to a project - what will work best to hasten its success, advance its support; a revitalized ‘can do’ spirit and a greater, more widely shared commitment to progressing regional tourism results. Experience also shows that, when creatively approached, more than one productive outcome (or practical application) of the workshop process can and should arise. So, with imaginative advance planning - one tool, one process, but multiple payoffs! Ask us how we can help meet your local or regional tourism training and destination development workshop needs - with special workshops that specifically target and satisfy your auditing, experience development, branding, community tourism, DMO and tourism industry objectives. Contact TDS and Bruce Dickson by email here. Or simply phone (1) 503 977 2772.
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Specialists in: Tourism development & assessment, place branding, integrated tourism & community planning.  TDS works with cities, counties, and rural & coastal communities to optimize their ROI and advance their community economic development through tourism. We generate the fresh & practical strategies that boost your marketing outcomes.
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