Julie Thorner


Name: Julie Thorner
Organization: WillowWorks, Inc.
Website: http://www.willowworks.bz
Title: Marketing Strategist

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Apr 29, 2008 / 0 Comments / in

Geotourism means to also focus on human welfare and advancement, in contrast to solely environmental-focused welfare/wellbeing. This is what Rios Tropicales has been quietly doing since the company’s founding in 1985. The genesis of Rios Tropicales’ geotourism efforts came from complementary goals of wanting to protect and conserve the rivers and rainforests of Costa Rica while empowering and engaging the local community members, including the native Cabecar Indians, to play leading roles in this effort for their own economic, educational, health, and soulful well-being.