Tourisk Inc Consulting by Edward Manning, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Dr. Manning is President of Tourisk Inc., an international consulting company specializing in sustainable tourism development. Tourisk has project experience in more than 50 countries in all inhabited continents and is the principal provider of expertise to a number of UN agencies on indicators of sustainable tourism and on integrated planning for tourism in coastal zones and fragile ecosystems.
As specialists in strategic and destination planning and program planning and evaluation from destination to national levels we are happy to participate in ICTP activities
We are always interested in linking to international activities aimed at reducing the risk to tourism and to the special places which it affects.
About Tourisk Inc.
The mission of Tourisk Inc. is to foster more sustainable planning and management of tourism for the mutual benefit of tourists, the tourism industry and host destinations. With project experience in more than forty countries, Tourisk provides studies and analyses, evaluation and training services including work in sustainable development, environmental management, risk scan and management and climate change mitigation and adaptation.
To this goal, Tourisk Inc. provides a range of consulting and training services to the tourism industry worldwide. Tourisk Inc. was founded in 2001, and its staff has over forty years experience as consultants, advisors, and analysts in all parts of the world. Dr. Manning, the President, has been the leader of the international task force on indicators for sustainable tourism for the World Tourism Organization, and has managed tourism development projects in five continents. Tourisk Inc. focuses on integrative methods for planning for communities and tourism destinations and has been an important part of the development of indicators and standards for sustainability for tourism internationally.
Tourisk Inc. is active in the development of criteria and standards for sustainability for tourism destinations, the implementation of information standards internationally to support accessible travel, and the assessment of impacts of mass and cruise tourism on small destinations.
Tourisk Inc. provides services to governments, enterprises and academic institutions on a cost recovery basis. Rates are commercially competitive but may be waived or negotiated in the case of socially beneficial projects of interest to Tourisk Inc.
Dr. Edward W. (Ted) Manning is the President of the Tourisk Inc. and a lecturer in tourism and environmental topics internationally. From 1993 to 2002 he served as Director Sustainable Development and Environmental Management for Consulting and Audit Canada, providing consulting and training services in Canada and internationally. Since 1992 he has also served as Associate Director of the Centre for a Sustainable Future for the Foundation for International Training. He is the author of 21 books and over 100 articles on sustainable tourism, community development and environmental planning topics. He has worked in over 40 countries on sustainable development, tourism and integrated planning projects, and run training programs on these topics for private sector and government managers. His previous posts include Executive Manager of Sustainable Tourism for Tourism Canada, Associate Director of Sustainable Development for Environment Canada, Chief Land Use Policy and Chief of Planning Systems for Environment Canada and Senior Planner, Caribbean, for the Canadian International Development Agency. Since 1990 he has also been an Adjunct Research Professor in the Geography Department of Carleton University. Since 1993, Dr. Manning has been the lead consultant on indicators for sustainable tourism development for the World Tourism Organization. He is a former President of the Canadian Association of Geographers, Governor of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society and Director of the Social Science Federation of Canada and and is the Chairman of the Board of the Canadian Association for the Club of Rome and an ex-officio member of the International Club of Rome. He is a recipient of the Miguel Aleman Medal (Mexico) for services in the field of tourism and also recipient of the Jubilee Medal for services to the government of Canada. Ted is also a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council and a Director of the Icarus Foundation.