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.
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...read more
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. As part of the project TOR I had to explore some of the key geophysical features within the Chiquibul Forest. For over 20 years I’d dreamed of exploring the Chiquibul Cave System (CCS), the largest known cave network in Central America. Together with 2 rangers and a locally based environmental researcher Jan Meerman we headed off from FCD’s Las Cuevas Research Station to Puente Natural and from there floated down the Chiquibul River and through the uncharted Chiquibul Gorge. Pulling out of the Chiquibul River at Rasumadero we trekked with heavy packs to the Kabal entrance of the CCS.read more
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.read more
During the summer of 2016 Neil Rogers of rogers&co was contracted by Länsstyrelsen Norrbotten to write a report on sustainability standards, eco-labels, certification systems and branded quality assurance programs that are available in the Nordic region. The report was commissioned as part of the The Barents Euro-Arctic Region project by Länsstyrelsen Norrbotten in order to better understand Sweden’s position in relation to that of its Nordic neighbours.read more
Neil Rogers of rogers&co ab is working with Liv and Thomas from Turgleder to help identify key business development, digital communications and product development strategies. Turgleder is one of northern Norway’s leading expedition companies.read more
Dulabab Travel curates unique ‘one of a kind’ active philanthropy travel experiences and expeditions to the world’s most unique and remote destinations. Neil Rogers is advising founder of Dulabab Travel Roger Hyde with the aim of creating a truly exceptional portfolio of philanthropy opportunities. Deep collaboration with non-profits, NGOs and conservation experts is at the core of Dulabab’s philosophy.read more
Neil Rogers has been selected by NCE Tourism Fjord Norway to head up their tour operator development programme for the new Fjord Norway Bike Tourism initiative. This exciting new bike tourism programme was announced by Fjord Norway at the Adventure Travel World Summit 2016 in Anchorage, Alaska. The development of the programme will be anchored around the UCI 2017 Road World Championships hosted by Bergen 16-24 September 2017. Rogers will focus on identifying and developing partnerships with top tier US and UK based biking operators interested in operating bike programmes to the Fjord Norway region.read more