Pamela Lanier has performed assessments and working roundtables with destinations as far flung as Alaska, California and forty other states, Manitoba, Prince Edward Island, Guatemala, and Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia.
Pamela’s consulting services often take place before, during, and after conferences where she is a speaker. She works with individuals, corporations, government agencies and NGOs as a consultant. On-site destination overviews, and recommendations are a particular specialty. Due to her very extensive personal travel background, as well as over 20 years working in the field, Pamela brings a depth and breadth of perception as well as an open mind and lots of energy to high intensity, on-site, consultations.
“I try to keep my fees in line with my determination to help the travel world be a bedrock part of the international conservation effort.”
“As an expert in the lodging industry, my main objective is to share with others the knowledge and insight that I have gained over the years regarding the best sustainable development approaches and techniques. I have 28 years of hands on experience with literally hundreds of small lodging properties worldwide. I’ve spoken at over 130 conferences, taught classes, and written articles on the subject of creating and marketing small lodging experiences. Since 2000, I have focused my personal travels on eco lodging. And have built up an extensive background of experience. I know what works for travelers, I know how to market it, and I love to create fun, education, and highly interactive learning sessions. You won’t be disappointed.”
Manitoba – Rural Heritage and Agritourism
Pamela conducted a one-day focus group and round table on the behest of Tourism Manitoba and the Manitoba Bed and Breakfast Association to bring together stakeholders to discuss how to improve tourism based on the region’s primary assets – stunning, natural landscapes with heritage culture.
Vancouver Aboriginal Tourism
During the course of the conference, Pamela conducted site visits and prepared a case study about the only aboriginal hotel in the Vancouver area, and consolidated recommendations from several speakers about action items to enhance marketing of aboriginal tourism. The final piece was that in the course of five days Pamela conducted a personalized survey of the penetration in the larger tourism industry in Vancouver and environs of aboriginal tourism and made specific recommendations based on her observations and more than a dozen interviews she conducted to enhance the results of aboriginal tourism.
Lower Zambezi National Park
Pamela was brought in by people working with the Danish conservation effort to provide an overview of current practices in this relatively new and quite remote national park in Zambia to bring it in line with international best practices in protected areas. Additionally, Pamela consulted with three lodging facilities within the park to both improve and tighten up their sustainability profile and enhance their international marketing efforts.