16. INTRODUCING REGENERATIVE TOURISM INITIATIVE
First Phase Needs
Type of Project
philanthropy / educational with income generation
Guanacaste, Nicoya Peninsula and then oth- er parts of the country
Private sector: hotel and restaurant owners, tourism, chambers, local governments, ICT, and others
WHAT DOES THIS PROJECT DO?
This project develops a joint strategy to transform Guanacaste into the rst bioregion in transformation for regenerative tourism, including awareness raising, outreach and training in regenerative tourism.
HOW IS IT GOVERNED?
It is governed by UCI through long-term agreements and contracts between the parties.
WHAT IS THIS PROJECT?
It starts as a philanthropic initiative with counterpart resources from the private sector; and then transit in a paid education and technical assistance program. It is coupled with a communication and information strategy that identi es Guanacaste and the Nicoya Peninsula as regenerative tourism destinations to then spread to other parts of the country. Osa could be included in this rst phase.
HOW IS IT VALIDATED?
By generating a clearly identi ed roadmap and speci c examples of progress (at least 30 hotels actively working on the initiative, number of local productions – consumption alliances - food and services), pick-up by ICT and local governments.
Contribution to UN Sustainable Development Goals
"The future can't be predicted but it can be envisioned and brought lovingly into being. Systems can't be controlled, but they can be designed and redesigned."
- Donella Meadows