SWOT Galapagos

January 13, 2016

Strengths
- Small local eateries, good food, good prices and friendly locals.  
- Street cleaning every morning is a definitive positive 
- limiting the use of disposable plastic bags and cups
- local attitude towards conservation, respecting wildlife, and the environment
- municipal garbage bins and collection service
- University Campus and research oppurtunities
- students involved in the community setting up activities for local kids at the beach
 

Weaknesses
- some certified guides are not well informed or at least don't present with a passion for their industry, and they have a monopoly on the jobs, maybe allowing complacency.  Competition breeds better service
- lack of signs leading to la loberia, 
- garbage still finds its way into the streets despite municipal bins and collection services
- Too many cheap gift shops with Chinese shirts (i love boobies)
- Using the USD currency causes vacationing in the galapagos to be more expensive than other south american destinations


Opportunities
- consider implementing a street with local eateries and fresh seafood options, such as that in Puerto Ayora night kayaking in the bay with clear kayaks and LED lights
- other late afternoon or early evening low cost adventures 
- sell locally made, artisanal bags for use as reusable grocery bags and carry alls, and reusable water bottles
- low impact short run taxis such as tuk tuks
- local music and food festivals in town such as "lobster fest" and other entertainment attractions
- allow kiteboarding, and san cristobal will be seen as a worldclass kitesurfing destination as well as surfing destination
- mountain biking trails
- Galapagos triathalon or road race. Each year more eco-tourists are searching for new places to explore an active lifestyle in a Vacation destination.  This could range from a 5K to a marathon. 
- Advertisement campaign promoting ecotourism directed at younger travelers from throughout the world

 

Threats
- cheap tourist t shirt shops, unregulated hotels and tour businesses
- Overtourism? True or misperception?  There are plenty of regulations and enforcement to protect the environment and allow more tourism
- Climate Change 

 

 

 

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