THE USE OF ICT IN SUSTAINABLE RURAL TOURISM

How can rural families, indigenous people, and communities in remote and isolated areas use ICTs to improve their economic and social development? One of the greatest assets they share is nature! Beautiful landscapes, which may be close to national parks, mountains, rivers, valleys or deserts, are the natural settings known well and appreciated by indigenous people and other locals.

This training explores and suggests effective ways to develop this kind of tourism and related services through the Internet. It includes essential information on presenting natural resources, cultural heritage, and tourist services as well as setting up online reservation and payment systems.