Agricultural Linkages & Agritourism Planning
The tourism industry provides an important export market for a host of agricultural products where hotels and restaurants demand diverse agricultural inputs, and tourists demand agrotourism experiences and destination-branded speciality crops to bring home as souvenirs.
The development of agritourism tours and demonstrations as attractions in rural areas provides the potential for creating or expanding micro, small, or medium-sized enterprise core and supply chain businesses, including transport, food service and products, and handicrafts.
Artisan Development & Linkages
In many places, crafts such as textiles and art contribute greatly to the culture of a destination and the travel experience. Crafts can be an important contributor to a country’s economy, employing artisans that are preserving cultural heritage, while generating an important source of income through the informal sector.
EACANTA aims to improve the cohesion between the craft and tourism sectors by creating stronger linkages between the two along an integrated value chain.
Tourist Center & Interpretation
Tourist centers provide a welcoming environment for travelers to congregate, learn about available tourism products and services in the region, and make reservations. In addition, tourism information centers can provide a space to generate revenue through the sale of merchandise and local handicrafts as well as capture and analyze important traveler information and statistics.
EACANTA can help destinations congregate groups of destinations stewards to tackle a range of local initiatives—from recycling initiatives to beach clean-ups, to organizing farmers markets and local festivals.
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing the environment today. As a climate-sensitive industry, tourism will continue to be significantly affected by climate change.
EACANTA designs and implements efficiency programs to reduce the carbon footprint of tourism businesses and their clients. Strategies available to mitigate climate change include switching to renewable forms of energy, reducing energy use, utilizing locally sourced goods and materials, and minimizing construction footprints.
Through our business planning process, EACANTA will develop a comprehensive document that clearly articulates demand-driven products and services, and can serve as a powerful tool to attract funders and investors.
Our plans analyze opportunities and demand for products and services, sizes up competition, reveals competitive advantages, identifies target markets and strategies to reach them, and presents a clear financial picture of both revenue and expenses.