REGENERATIVE TRAVEL learning series

Turning Regenerative Principles Into Action

Develop your capacity to transform travel businesses for greater positive impact

Enroll now to empower your impact, join a community of changemakers, and shape the future of travel:

Expand your ability to implement regenerative tourism solutions on the ground by exploring tested frameworks and learning from practitioners working in travel and hospitality.  Travel the globe via engaging videos documenting inspiring work being done at the intersection of tourism and regeneration.

Expand your ability to implement regenerative tourism solutions on the ground by exploring tested frameworks and learning from practitioners working in travel and hospitality.  Travel the globe via engaging videos documenting inspiring work being done at the intersection of tourism and regeneration.

Learn from featured experts in the learning series alongside a community of industry changemakers, and get access to continued networking and support via our alumni community.

Learn alongside other industry leaders, with live sessions focused on community building, and taking your regenerative dreams to action. During these interactive live sessions, dynamic learning activities will be focused on honing your projects and initiatives with your cohort peers. 

Upon finishing our learning series, you’ll earn a Regenerative Travel Verified Certificate to demonstrate your proficiency in understanding the foundations of regenerative tourism. This certificate validates your successful completion of the course and can be showcased on your LinkedIn profile.

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Delve into the course

Preview the learning series and discover the key concepts you will learn in the learning series from our tourism experts.

Engage with case studies showcasing regeneration in action

This learning series is for you...

» If you are a travel or hospitality professional looking to transform your business or project into a force for good for people, planet and profit

» If you want to learn first-hand from hoteliers and experts who have implemented regenerative principles to achieve net-positive impact

» If you want to learn behind-the-scenes operations and practical know-how of leading regenerative properties around the world

» If you want to access to industry experts, a supportive peer group to learn from and receive guidance on your own business or project

» If you want to demonstrate your understanding of regenerative tourism on LinkedIn

Access a global network of regenerative leaders

Learn from a leading tourism expert

O’Shannon Burns

Environmental Scientist and Sustainable Tourism Consultant. Program Manager at Cornell University’s Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise

Founder of Ochre Consulting

O’Shannon is a researcher and sustainability consultant with 15 years’ experience shaping mission-driven businesses and embedding regenerative principles into operations with a focus on climate action, conservation, environmental justice and sustainable travel and tourism.

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Connect and network with other industry professionals and business owners through interactive online sessions

Throughout the learning series, cultivate a regenerative project tailored for implementation within your community or business and receive feedback from your cohort group. 

Choose your level

Group discounts and customized cohorts are available upon request. Please email [email protected] for more information

Foundations Course

$ 450
  • Course access for one individual
  • Foundations Self-Guided Course Content
  • 2 Live 90 Minute Interactive Group Sessions with Course Instructor O'Shannon Burns
  • Access to course alumni community
  • Regenerative Travel Foundations Certificate for LinkedIn
Early bird

Leadership Accelerator

$ 1,250
  • Includes all Foundations level features
  • 60 minute session with course instructor O'Shannon Burns and accelerator coach Amanda Ho
  • Personalized feedback with actionable insights on how to enhance your regenerative impact and marketing tips for your business or project
  • Regenerative Travel Leadership Accelerator Certificate for LinkedIn
early bird

Group discounts and customized cohorts are available upon request.

Please email [email protected]

Deep dive into regenerative frameworks

Course Content

Our educational course features four modules of self-guided content, worksheets to guide your learning, and two live interactive group learning sessions with course instructor O'Shannon Burns

Module 1 Learning Outcomes:

 

  • Learn how tourism can be managed to provide economic, social, and environmental benefits locally
  • Examine the key attributes for ecotourism projects – strong business model, community involvement, and commitment to protecting nature
  • Understand how businesses can develop public-private community partnerships to guide their operations
  • Investigate the low volume, high value tourism model and how it might apply to the destination you operate in
  • Evaluate how The Manta Resort has embraced community needs and voices in its business decision-making processes
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Module 1 Learning Outcomes:

 

  • Learn how tourism can be managed to provide economic, social, and environmental benefits locally
  • Examine the key attributes for ecotourism projects – strong business model, community involvement, and commitment to protecting nature
  • Understand how businesses can develop public-private community partnerships to guide their operations
  • Investigate the low volume, high value tourism model and how it might apply to the destination you operate in
  • Evaluate how The Manta Resort has embraced community needs and voices in its business decision-making processes
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Module 2 Learning Outcomes:

 

  • Learn how to support the provision of tangible benefits to local communities
  • Identify why long-term vision and destination management can result in positive outcomes for communities
  • Examine how governance and financial structures can create an enabling environment for community-led tourism
  • Explore how tourism can be developed to enhance the lives of local people and cultivate leadership and capacity
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Module 3 Learning Outcomes:

 

  • Examine how to establish and nurture successful partnerships with local stakeholders to protect biodiversity and enhance community well-being
  • Explore how to shift the focus to a destination-centered approach to tourism operations
  • Delve into how business can be shaped to work as part of the broader environment, culture, government, and community
  • Investigate how partnerships can be a key tool to tackle the industry’s carbon footprint through the adoption of climate action initiatives
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Module 4 Learning Outcomes:

 

  • Embrace a whole-destination perspective, and learn how leading travel companies have integrated this into their business framework
  • Explore how to identify the most effective regenerative practices for your project or business
  • Learn how to structure business systems that support the evolution of the place and community
  • Evaluate alternative ways to promote regenerative leadership inside and outside of business operations

2024 Cohort Dates

Cohort 1

Cohort 2

Cohort 3

May 16, 2024

October 3, 2024

October 24, 2024

June 6, 2024

October 17, 2024

November 7, 2024

June 28, 2024

November 5, 2024

December 6, 2024

Cohort 1: May 16-June 28, 2025
>> Live interactive sessions on May 16 and June 6 at 11 AM EST / 4 PM GMT
Cohort 2: October 3-November 5, 2024
>> Live interactive sessions on October 3 and October 17 at 11 AM EST / 4 PM GMT
Cohort 3: October 24-December 6, 2024
>> Live interactive sessions on October 24 and November 7 at 11 AM EST / 4 PM GMT

Live interactive sessions will take place at 11 AM EDT / 4 PM BST during the October 3 cohort they will take place at 8 PM HKT / 1 PM GMT / 8 AM EDT

Receive Certification

To receive certification, students must actively post on the course platform discussion board and submit final survey. Option to receive advanced regenerative leadership accelerator certification with dedicated one on one coaching session 

Receive Certification

  

To receive certification, students must participate in both live interactive sessions, actively post on the course platform discussion board and submit final survey. Option to receive advanced regenerative leadership accelerator certification with dedicated one on one coaching session 

Accelerate your growth and impact with dedicated coaching

Our leadership accelerator program features personalized coaching from course instructor O'Shannon Burns and Amanda Ho, Co-Founder and CEO of Regenerative Travel

At the start of the course, you’ll bring forth the social or environmental impact initiative you’ve cultivated throughout our learning journey. Leveraging your newfound knowledge, you’ll craft a presentation to present to instructors to receive feedback with actionable insights on storytelling, marketing and increasing your impact. 

At the start of the course, you’ll bring forth the social or environmental impact initiative you’ve cultivated throughout our learning journey. Leveraging your newfound knowledge, you’ll craft a presentation to present to instructors to receive feedback with actionable insights on storytelling, marketing and increasing your impact. 

Using our framework, you will schedule a live 60 minute session with foundations course instructor O’Shannon Burns and Amanda Ho, Co-Founder and CEO of Regenerative Travel to present your concept or business idea. During this presentation, you will have the opportunity to ask specific questions or advice on the implementation of your concept. 

After your presentation, our course instructors will offer feedback, providing actionable insights and tips on storytelling, marketing strategies, and methods to enhance your business impact. Additionally, they’ll address any specific questions you may have had during the live presentation.

Following the completion of your presentation and filling out an action plan to incorporate feedback, you will receive your digital certificate to display on your Linkedin profile.

Receive personalized feedback our Founder

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Amanda Ho

Entrepreneur, Publisher, Editor, Brand Strategist,
Community Builder and Regenerative Tourism Expert

Founder and CEO of Regenerative Travel

Amanda is a Chinese American, New York/Lisbon-based brand strategist, travel expert, community builder and change-maker committed to help the travel, tourism and hospitality sector become a force for regeneration and healing. Representing a leading voice in the travel industry, Amanda is recognized for her commitment to making travel a force for positive change. 

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What to expect

The Regenerative Travel learning series combines self-paced recorded lectures with online interactive sessions.  The total time required to complete the course is 8 hours. 

Two live interactive group learning sessions are included in the course program. 

Interactive Online Kick-Off

(1.5 hours)

Meet your course instructor and fellow learners.  During this live interactive group session, you’ll participate in activities to engage your regenerative mindset and get to know your cohort. You will be divided into smaller breakout groups based on experience and professional interest to foster rich interaction and opportunities for collaboration. 

Four Online Self-Paced Modules

(1.5 hours total)

Each module combines engaging lessons with video case studies that the Regenerative Travel team has documented across the globe. Learn from hospitality leaders, tourism experts, and operators who are practicing regenerative tourism on the ground. 

Learning Platform and Workbook

(2.5 hours total)

As you move through the course, collaborate with your cohort on our
online learning platform, and dive into your own regenerative practice and planning via workbook prompts and activities.

Mid-Course Interactive Workshop

(1.5 hours)

Reflect on and discuss key issues raised in the first two modules with
your cohort.  Begin your regenerative leadership journey with activities to help you identify your
role in the regenerative movement and how you will advance this work in your business or
community.
Course Project At the beginning of the course, you will identify a social and/or
environmental impact initiative you would like to see happen in an organization or community with
which you are familiar.  Your workbook activities and interactive workshops will provide you with practical tools to develop the project and make progress during the course, getting hands-on
experience as a regenerative changemaker.
Final Reflection and Feedback Certificates will only be issued if students actively participate in live sessions, discussion board, and submit their final reflection.

Receive a Linkedin Certification to showcase your knowledge

Regenerative Travel provides engaging, high-quality educational courses online. Upon completion of a Regenerative Travel workshop, including all necessary assignments and associated tasks, you will receive a Regenerative Travel Verified Certificate. This certificate confirms successful course completion and can be displayed on your LinkedIn profile. 

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FAQs

All participants will need to attend the scheduled live interaction session dates. If you are unable to attend one session due to a last minute conflict, you can attend a future session date in another cohort in order to pass the course and receive your certificate.

Hospitality and travel professionals, hoteliers and developers, experts and consultants working in regeneration and sustainability, regenerative and sustainability practitioners from other fields, students or travelers looking to better understand regeneration. 

There are two mandatory live interactive group sessions that each participant must attend in order to receive the certificate. The scheduled dates of each group sessions are below: 

 

Cohort 1 – May 16 – June 28, 2024

May 16, 2024 – 11 AM EST / 4 PM GMT

June 6, 2024 – 11 AM EST / 4 PM GMT

 

Cohort 2 – October 3 – November 15, 2024

October 3, 2024 – 8 PM HKT /  1 PM GMT / 8 AM EDT

October 17, 2024 – 8 PM HKT /  1 PM GMT / 8 AM EDT

 

Cohort 3 – October 24 – December 6, 2024

October 24, 2024 –  11 AM EST / 4 PM GMT

November 7, 2024 – 11 AM EST / 4 PM GMT

During each live interactive group session, course instructor O’Shannon Burns will lead activities that further immerse you in course content, engage your regenerative mindset, and allow you to engage with your broader cohort.  Smaller breakout groups will foster rich interaction and opportunities for collaboration. 

Yes, we will be giving out 10 scholarships per course cohort, please stay tuned for the application process.

We welcome all participants to sign up for the course or accelerator. Once you sign up and purchase the program, we will send you an application form for us to get to know you better and place you in breakout sessions according to your profession, level of expertise and interests. 

We welcome all participants to sign up for the course or accelerator. Once you sign up and purchase the program, we will send you an application form for us to get to know you better and place you in breakout sessions according to your profession, level of expertise and interests. 

If you’re seeking personalized guidance and direct coaching from our course instructor, O’Shannon Burns, and accelerator coach, Amanda Ho, then the Leadership Accelerator program is tailored just for you. Whether you’re aiming to kickstart a new idea or refine an existing business, our accelerator program offers dedicated support to provide you with feedback on how to elevate your impact and getting your idea or product to market through marketing and storytelling.

With our structured framework, you’ll craft a presentation showcasing your idea, business, or project for constructive feedback in a one-hour session. This presentation will be delivered via Zoom to our course instructor, O’Shannon Burns, and accelerator coach, Amanda Ho. Expect targeted inquiries about your concept during the call, providing you with ample opportunity for dialogue and questions of your own. Following the meeting, you’ll receive a comprehensive action plan featuring actionable insights tailored to enhancing your regenerative impact, refining your marketing strategies, and refining your storytelling techniques.

Following the completion of the 4 module self-guided content, set assignments on the course learning platform and attending the 2 live interactive group sessions, you will receive your Foundations certificate.

If you have any questions about the course
please email: [email protected]

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