We have worked extensively in Asia in National parks and areas of significance, with a focus on community involvement, management and economic development.

Projects in Asia

Project list


  • Strategic advisor to the Aga Khan Bamyan Ecotourism Programme (Aga Khan Foundation and NZAID)
  • Draft National Tourism Strategy (ADB)
  • Strategies for establishing a protected area system with sustainable tourism (ADB)


  • Assessment of the Bangladesh tourism sector and opportunities for increased profitability (Katalyst)
  • Tourism Development Project – South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) (ADB)


  • Tourism development project – South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) (ADB)
  • Tourism component of water resources management plan and update of power systems master plan project (Norconsult/NORAD)
  • Bhutan national ecotourism strategy (Royal Government of Bhutan/WWF)


  • Tutong district plan (Integrated Environment Consultants)
  • Tourism input into the Temburong Regional Plan (Connell Wagner, 2006)


  • Review of NZAID Aspara Angkor Wat Tourism Support Programme (NZAID)
  • Angkor Participatory Natural Resource Management (APNRM) and Livelihoods programme review (MFAT)
  • Tourism planning advisor in a team preparing the Angkor Management Plan (APSARA/Fraser Thomas/NZAID)


  • Pro-poor tourism specialist for CIDA Providing Basic Human Needs project in Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), including designing and arranging a pro-poor tourism study tour in Nepal for TAR officials (AgriTeam Canada Consulting)
  • Ecotourism specialist for the Integrated Mangrove Management and Coastal Protection (IMMCP) project and the Zhanjiang Mangrove National Nature Reserve (ZMNNR), Leizhou Peninsula (ARCADIS)


  • Ecotourism specialist advising private sector tea estate owner on a spa resort development, Darjeeling and Kolkata (Private sector client)
  • Tourism Development Project – South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Tourism Development Project (ADB)
  • Ecotourism Specialist in ADB TA No. 3784-IND Conservation and Livelihoods Improvement in the Indian Sundarbans (ANZDEC Ltd/ADB)
  • Expert input into Dayara Bugyal ski area masterplan (TATA Consulting Services)
  • Expert input into Auli Ski Field tourism development plan for Uttar Pradesh (TATA Consulting Services)


  • Tourism specialist preparing ecotourism assessment and options study with recommendations for environmental education centres, organic farms and orangutan tourism in East Java and North Sumatra (PanEco Foundation Switzerland)
  • Hotel and eco-resort development advice Bali (Choice Plus Holdings)
  • Ecotourism specialist advising private sector group on a cluster of four eco-resorts in Manado, North Sulawesi (Private sector client)
  • Komodo Management Initiative: management review of the company PT Putri Naga Komodo (IFC)
  • Scoping study for the development of an ecotourism corridor through West Bali, West Nusa Tenggara and East Nusa Tenggara (NZAID)
  • Overall management of the Rinjani Trek Ecotourism Programme, an integrated national park, tourism and community development initiative (NZAID)


  •  Kumamoto DMC (Austrade)
  • Austrade Japan (Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade/Business Development Manager))
  • Strategic advice to local councils and the tourism industry for management of Minakami and Snow Country ski areas (Minakami City Council)


  • Strategic framework for development of a tourism strategy (UNDP)


  • Hin Nam No National Protected Area Tourism Strategy 2015-2020 (GIZ)
  • Scoping study for a programme of support to pro-poor tourism in Lao PDR (NZAID)


  • Expert advice in the preparation of a Tourism Action Plan for Sustainable Economic Development of the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) Interior (Roland Berger Strategy Consultant / Sarawak State Planning Unit)
  • Sarawak Malaysia tourism business workshop and advisory services (NZ Sarawak Chamber of Commerce and the Dayak Chamber of Commerce)
  • Belum-Temengor Tropical Rainforest Integrated Master Plan-international marketing expert in a 33 person, year-long project to develop an eco-tourism plan for this pristine area of rainforest in Northern Malaysia (Northern Corridor Implementation Authority)
  • Mid-term evaluation of the Malaysia Marine Park project (UNDP)
  • Business strategy and implementation plan for the Lanchang – Kuala Lipis – Gua Musang – Kuala Krai Eco-Adventure Tourism Development Corridor in the Malaysian states of Pahang and Kelantan (in association with KW Associate Planners for ECERDC)
  • Tourism advisor to Coastal Tourism Development and Setiu Wetlands State Park Strategy (in association with KW Associate Planners for ECERDC)
  • Perak Tourism Strategic Action Plan (Institut Dural Ridzuan)
  • Study to develop Iskandar Malaysia Tourism Cluster Development Strategy-assistance to The Innovation Associates Group team to develop a strategic approach to tourism development in Southern Johor, Malaysia (Iskandar Regional Development Authority)
  • Expert advisor to Sarawak Inland Waterway Transport (SIWT) System Study Masterplan (UNDP)


  • Formulation of the Maldives fourth tourism master plan 2012-2016 (ADB)


  • Mongolian Ecotourism Training (Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Department of Protected Areas Management, Mongolia)
  • Feasibility of Concessions For Tourism And Ecosystem Services In Mongolia’s Protected Areas (UNDP)
  • Capacity building in national park management, tourism and community development in the Altai Tavan Bogd National Park. (NZAID/ADAF)


  • Western Nepal Tourism Destination Development Plan (IFC Nepal, GoN/IFC Nepal Investment Climate Reform Program)
  • Nepal Integrated Tourism Destination Development Plan for Western Nepal (World Bank)
  • Nepal National Park Concessioning Framework (IFC)
  • Assessment of the Impact & Effectiveness of Nepal’s Destination Marketing Efforts (IFC)
  • Tourism cluster analysis for Nepal competitive industries diagnostic (World Bank)
  • Tiger Tops Jungle Lodge Nepal Protected Areas Case Studies– Development of worldwide best practice case studies of wildlife lodges that benefit community and conservation, and review of Environmental Impact Assessment as part of Tiger Tops Jungle Lodge license review (Tiger Tops Jungle Lodge)
  • Coordination of a donor meeting on opportunities in the tourism sector (SNV Nepal)
  • Tourism Development Project – South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Tourism Development Project (ADB)
  • “Great Himalaya Trail” Programme Design (SNV Nepal)
  • Final evaluation review of the Tourism for Rural Poverty Alleviation Programme (UNDP)
  • Tourism Specialist for Sagarmatha National Park Management and Tourism Plan Project, Nepal (UNDP, SNV, TRPAP, 200)
  • Updated the Brief for the Nepal Tourism Brand and Brand Delivery Guidelines for Nepal Tourism Board, Kathmandu (Nepal Tourism Board)
  • Team leadership and ecotourism components of the ADB Nepal Ecotourism Project, designing an ADB loan project to foster ecotourism development and poverty alleviation (WS Atkins/ADB)


  • Assessment of community-based tourism opportunities, Aklan Province, Boracay (International Trade Centre)
  • Preparation and implementation assistance to the Philippines National Ecotourism Strategy (NZAID)
  • Ecotourism input into a Feasibility Study for a Critical Coastal Management Project on Camiguin Island (Tonkin & Taylor/NZODA)

Sri Lanka

  • Sri  Lanka Tourism Development Program (IFC)
  • Tourism Development Project – South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Tourism Development Project (ADB)
  • Nature tourism component of the design of an ADB Biodiversity Conservation (Loan) Project for Wildlife Conservation and Protected Area Management (Agriconsulting/ADB)

Viet Nam

  • Advice on a Marketing Strategy and Monitoring System for Agrotourism Development (Agriterra)
  • Con Dao Island Tourism Master Plan (Con Doa Management Development Board, PPC of Ba Ria-Vung Tau)
  • Development of interpretation and information sign system in Cat Tien National Park (WWF)
  • Ngoc Son Ngo Luong Nature Reserve Project (Fundación Promoción Social de la Cultura)
  • Vietnam Tourism Sector Survey (JICA)
  • Sapa Tourism Stakeholder Study Tour to Chiang Mai, Thailand – Best Practise Approaches for Trekking and Tourism Route Management and the Direct Selling of Handicrafts to Tourists (SNV)
  • Preparation of a Sustainable Tourism Development Plan for Phong Nga Ke Bang Region (GTZ)
  • Mid-term and terminal evaluations of Making the Link: The Connection and Sustainable Management of Kon Ka Kinh National Park and Kon Chu Rang Nature Reserve UNDP/GEF funded project (UNDP)
  • Mid-term evaluation of the Con Dao Island coastal and marine conservation and sustainable use project (UNDP)
  • Technical advisors to the Phong Nha Kebang National Park Tourism Project Buffer Zone & National Park Management Plan (GTZ)
  • Tourism advisor to Trung Nguyen Group for the establishment of an ecotourism attraction in Dak Lak Province (Bernard Harrison & Friends Singapore team)
  • Participatory formulation of an Orientation Strategy for Sustainable Tourism Development for Con Dao District and an Ecotourism Development Master Plan for Con Dao National Park (UNDP)
  • Investment scoping study for opportunities for New Zealand tourism businesses (NZTE 2007)
  • International community-based tourism specialists for Kim Bong Village, Hoi An, Viet Nam. A tourism project to prepare new village tourism products and a promotional strategy (International Trade Centre, UNCTAD/WTO)


  • Business growth strategies (APEC, 2012)
  • Review of the APEC Tourism Working Group (APEC, 2010)


  • Coordination of a 31-person team to implement the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Tourism Development Project (ADB)
  • International expert for the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Human Resource Development and Capacity Building in the Tourism Sector (ADB)
  • Design and implementation of the South Asia Sub-Regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Tourism Development Plan for Bhutan, Bangladesh, Nepal, India and Sri Lanka (ADB)

Eastern Himalayas

  • Scoping study of the impacts and opportunities of the Indian market in the Eastern Himalayas ecoregion (Bhutan, north India and Nepal) for WWF Living Himalayas Network Initiative. (WWF International)

Greater Mekong

  • Pro-Poor Tourism expert to prepare an ADB 10 year Tourism Sector Strategy for the Greater Mekong Subregion (Asia Pacific Projects Inc)
  • Tourism sector staff consultant for ADB’s 1992-1998 RETA Promoting Cooperation in Tourism between Lao PDR, Myanmar, PR China, Viet Nam, Thailand and Cambodia and Resource Person for ADB delegations to meetings of the Working Group on Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Sector and Mekong Tourism Forum (ADB)

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