Adventure Recon

Nohoch Ch'en Sink Hole Expedition 2015

Adventure Recon

My work takes me to some amazing places. As an adventure tourism consultant I can find myself working in Fjord Norway one month and the next I may be exploring the Chiquibul Forest of Belize in Central America.

I’m often supporting clients like NCE Tourism Fjord Norway, Wild Norway or Kiruna Lappland in the Nordic region but also work with inbound and outbound operators, hotels, NGOs in the developing world, for regional tourism boards and for global institutions.

Adventure Recon has evolved from my desire to share the stories of the unique landscapes, destinations and communities I visit with a wider audience. I hope you enjoy my posts of the places and projects I’m either currently working on or have worked on in the past.

Blog updates

Destination Järvsö’s journey to Sustainability

Rogers & Co AB as been contracted by Destination Järvsö to provide a rapid evaluation of the destination’s compliance with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council’s Destination Criteria ( GSTC-D Version 1 ).  The GSTC Destination Criteria are the minimum...

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Adventure Travel Conservation Fund

I'm proud and excited to have been voted onto the board of the Adventure Travel Conservation Fund / ATCF. The ATCF's mission is to protect threatened communities, cultures and wild places throughout the world for their cultural, habitat and recreational value. ATCF...

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NG World Legacy Award winner The Lodge at Chaa Creek

NG World Legacy Award winner The Lodge at Chaa Creek

Yesterday at the National Geographic World Legacy Awards at ITB in Berlin The Lodge at Chaa Creek won the 'Engaging Communities' Award. The award is recognition for all that the Flemings have done over the years for the community that surrounds their stunning property...

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Belize’s Chiquibul Forest

Belize’s Chiquibul Forest

This time last year I was on expedition in Belize’s Chiquibul National Park and Forest Reserve. I’d been tasked by Friends for Conservation and development (FCD), the co-managers of the Chiquibul National Park and Chiquibul Cave System with developing a road map for the sustainable tourism development of the vast Chiquibul Forest.

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Recommendations

Recommendations

“I have known and worked with Neil for over 16 years. Throughout this period, Neil’s wealth of knowledge and experience in luxury resort Sales & Marketing, and Product Development have consistently proven invaluable to me and to Coppola Resorts. […]” – Anne Wood, Managing Director, Coppola Resorts

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Fjord Norway Biking Cluster Road Trip

Fjord Norway Biking Cluster Road Trip

NCE Tourism Fjord Norway’s goal is to create a world class biking destination, in part as a legacy of the UCI Road Cycling World Championships in Bergen 16th- 24th September 2017. At the beginning of 2017 contact was made with a range of international cycling and biking tour operators, followed up with one-on-one calls for those tour operators who were interested in developing programmes to the Fjord Norway region. The calls established the key vision, requirement and on-site support required by the overseas tour operators.

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