Ecotourism is a form of tourism that attempts to minimize its impact upon the environment, is ecologically sound, and avoids the negative impacts of many large-scale tourism developments undertaken in the areas which have not previously been developed.


Destination development is the strategic planning and advancement of defined areas to support the evolution of desirable destinations for travelers, with a sole focus on the supply side of tourism, by providing compelling experiences, building sustainable infrastructure and tourism, and remarkable services to entice repeat visitation. WFI Foundation offers destination development planning assistance to support the ongoing viability of tourism sector. By working together with local, regional and state agencies, indigenous communities, destination marketing organizations (DMOs), industry organizations, and tourism operators, the strategies will guide the long-term growth of tourism experiences and revenues within the province. This program offers a world-class tourism destination with remarkable products and experiences that are authentic, driven by visitor demand, and exceed expectations.


  • Make an area highly recommended destination 
  • Create strategic plans for tourism development and improve return-on-investment for government and private sector investments in tourism assets
  • Elevate areas ability to compete as a premium destination while making the State more sustainable and attractive for investment

Tourism Destination Planning Tourism provides a major economic development opportunity for many countries and a means of improving the livelihoods of its residents. Both the public and private sectors involved in tourism depend on planning to achieve sustainable tourism development that respects the local community, creates appropriate employment, maintains the natural environment, and delivers a quality visitor experience.

WFI Foundation works with the local community people to develop sustainable strategies that pull together planning, policy, and capacity building efforts. We explore how each of the tourism regions are working together, and with various partners, to address impediments to tourism growth and strengthen relationships to capitalize on future tourism opportunities.