SUSTAINABILITY & TOURISM
Sierra Planning and Management is at the forefront of tourism planning as an emerging sector of opportunity for a number of regions at home and abroad. We assist the Canadian public sector at the national level (Parks Canada), First Nations, Provincial and Territorial governments and agencies, and municipal governments. In addition, the principals of Sierra have been involved in tourism planning and sustainable resource planning in the US, Europe and the Middle East.
Our services include national and large-region, multi-sector tourism strategies, as well as local, community based strategies and sector-specific assignments. We engage in studies which balance tourism and economic development goals with resource conservation and sustainable planning for national parks, other public lands, historic and cultural assets. We engage with partners in cultural resource planning, linking built and natural heritage, cultural assets, tourism and business development/retention into comprehensive economic development plans. We assist individual tourism operators and developers seeking to develop tourism assets: this involves tourism opportunities and gap analysis, financial viability assessment for existing operations, hotel and commercial development assessments, the metrics of resort development and financial proformas, and the impacts of tourism-related-development, businesses and expenditures on local and regional economies.Specific services include:
- The Business of Sustainability: Market Research and Feasibility Planning for Sustainable Ventures, Policies, and Emerging Markets
- Tourism Strategies, Investment Strategies; Community Based Tourism Plans; Investor Driven Plans; Development Project Feasibility
- Hotel and Resort Demand, Impacts and Financials