In view of the growing demand for nature-discovery programmes in tourism as part of today’s travel and consumer trends, it has become desirable to develop a standard training model for nature guides in the Tyrol. The tourism industry and nature parks, including the Hohe Tauern National Park, have been collaborating for some years now, and the first tourism products have already been developed. In future there will be demand for qualified guides trained to present the natural environment to visitors to a professional standard in keeping with modern experiential education theory.
In collaboration with Natopia, the Tyrolean Tourist Board and with financial support of the regional authority’s Department of Environmental Protection, a training course is now being offered on the model of the course for mountain guides.
To the training 2020