Why a Tourism Café?
For over a decade Nancy Arsenault, a product and market developer, Todd Lucier, a geek who lives in the woods at their family-owned tourism biz, and Celes Davar, an experience broker have collaborated to deliver transformative experiential travel training programs across Canada and over 28 Edge of the Wedge course for the Gros Morne Institute for Sustainable Tourism.
In 2011, Todd and Nancy responded to the growing demand for experiential tourism training, designed to revitalize businesses and destinations alike from the lens of the traveller. Building on their Tourism Cafe blog, they formed a company called the Tourism Café Canada Ltd with a business model that is founded on collaborating partnerships and incorporating the many operators and educators in the field who can bring the right expertise to the table.
We aren’t just talking heads. We work in the tourism industry and understand the challenge of providing meaningful, memorable experiences in the real world! Collectively, we bring a wide range of tourism experience, industry knowledge, research, and training expertise to the table – and we know others who do the same. We can see the differences that are being made by companies who attend our training and it is exciting and requests from around the world are rolling in!
To stretch our collective voice and connect with people interested in experiential travel, we started the Tourism Café Blog to stimulate and share conversations that matter.
Here, we share our thoughts in:
- blog posts
- audio podcasts
- video interviews
- photo libraries
From time to time, we invite special guests to share their perspectives on tourism and we invite you to join in the conversation. Drop us a note, leave comments on our posts and invite yourself to the table. This is intended to be an open forum for conversations that matter. We hope you join us.
~ Nancy and Todd