A Gathering Place for Stakeholders to Weigh in on Equal Rights and Equal Access, Cultural Development, Economic Sustainability, Adventure Tourism, the Food & Beverage Corridor plan, the Eco Village plan, and more.
Eco Vida believes we are better together. By collaborating with other value aligned groups, we stive to let all voices be heard. We concentrate our efforts with indigenous populations in Colima, Jalisco, and Michoacan, and closer to home we participate in regional planning efforts with the aim of creating eco villages and other sustainable development concepts. To this end we serve as the repository for the official documentation on Regional Adventure Tourism, and the Food & Beverage Corridor plans for Colima.
The research and planning of the Adventure Tourism and Food & Beverage Corridor projects share important documentation, but have been separated into the following sections.
Section 1. Global Trends
· Global Importance of Tourism
· Macro Trends
· Latin America Trends
· USA / Canadian Trends
· European Trends
Lessons learned from the global trends section above, prompted the team to acquire
more detailed investigations (below.)
· The Conscious Consumer Report
· Nature Based Tourism Report
· Recreational Tourism Report
· Cultural Tourism & Indigenous Populations Report
· Eco Tourism Report
Section 2. Regional Market Trends
· Mexico Tourism
· Colima Tourism
· Colima Census
· Colima Economy
· Colima Real Estate Development
Lessons learned from the above research were summarized in an executive summary
and prompted the team to acquire additional studies (below)
· Travel Green Guide
· Craft and Fine Art Feasibility Report
· Campground Study
· Senior Housing Study
· Regenerative Farming Report
· Survey of Local Niche Market Competition
· Stakeholder Survey & Interviews
Results of this research resulted in another executive summary that explains what
was learned with the studies.
Section 3. Opportunities and Constraints
· Geography and Topography
· Legal Situation
· Natural Environment Study
· The Current Built Structures
· Existing Plans for the Future
These investigations above resulted in the desire to study the following topics in more detail.
· Smart Growth
· Coastal Marine Engineering
· Green Belt Design Techniques
· Green Belt Feasibility Study
· Storm Water Control
· Bike Path (Proposal, Funding, Construction Completed)
· Cultural Interpretive Village Design
· Ocean Front Boardwalk (Proposal, Funding, Construction Completed)
These investigations led to the following Executive Summary and the Proposed Design
documents and showing some options for the Adventure Tourism and Food & Beverage Corridor.
Section 4. Stakeholders
The first round of research focused on the following;
· Government Policy, Programs, & Goals (Interviews)
· Survey of Property Owners (150)
· Survey and Interviews with 200 Visiting Tourist
· Physical Survey of Land Use Patterns
· Interview Potential Investors & Banks
The results for this research were presented in an Executive Summary, and prompted
the following additional work;
· Second round of land owner interviews
· More tourist visitor surveys/interviews
· Interviews with government officials
· Estimates of potential income for the local municipality
These results lead to another Executive Summary and a complete set of Action Plans (below)
· Set project goals for social, environmental and economic benefits
· Outline the potential legal rights of the proposed designs
· Micro Business Development Strategy
· Financial Modeling with Construction Budgets
Section 5. Current copies of the work for review and comment by all stakeholders.
All relevant information from sections 1 to 4 were used to produce the 1st drafts (below)
· Outdoor Recreational Tourism Master Plan
· Outdoor Recreational Tourism Branding Guidelines
· Promotion and Media Plan
· Marketing Plan
· Construction Budget
· International Finance Proposal
· Subdivision Application (accepted, project entitled)
We are dedicated to the protection of the natural environment for the enjoyment of all people, present and future.
Through conservation, activism and education we strive to create the cleanest possible environment and a higher standard of living for the people we serve.
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