World Wildlife Week
October 1-7 is World Wildlife Week. Celebrate this week by building awareness with your staff and guests on the importance of the preservation of wildlife. Start out by doing some research on local wildlife in your area. Is there a national or regional park or other natural or eco park nearby? They’ll have information to get you started.
If you live in a more urban area, start out with some online research. Even if you live in a large city, there are animals around. You might also look into what animal species were originally living in this area, but were displaced by urban growth.
Set up a table in reception with information on World Wildlife Week to inform your guests about local animals. Out of town guests will be interested to learn more about local wildlife and how their vacation choices can affect animals. Be sure to provide them with full information on how to choose eco tours that avoid disturbing local animals as much as possible.
You can go an extra step to do some good by searching for a reputable charity on a local or national level on Charity Navigator to donate a percentage of your company’s profit to help animals. Be sure to look at their Tips & Resources page for questions to ask charities before donating, and details to look for on the charity’s profile. Check out their Animals section, which has over 70 charities listed in Wildlife Conservation. You can also ask guests to join you in your donation when they book, or at check out.