Project Description

GER to GER Agency and Foundation

Nomad Centered Community Based Cultural Eco Tourism Development

Website: http://www.GERtoGER.org

2003-Present Day

From 2003-05, I had spent several years researching and developing the GER to GER Project Concept to which it was officially funded by the Swiss Agency for International Development on June 5, 2005 and later by the United States Agency for International Development in 2007. Today, GER to GER has successfully fulfilled its exit strategy and now is maintaining its sustainability via the private sector. GER to GER extends over a geographic spread of 11,000 square kilometers with over 40 community travel routes and community ecotravel products across Mongolia with a global market visibility exceeding 80% of the world’s geography. GER to GER has received accolades from National Geographic Society, Ashoka’s Changemakers, WHL Travel, UNESCAP, Lonely Planet and more. In February 2010, as the Founder and Top Ten Global Finalist, National Geographic Society invited me to attend Global Geotourism Summit and International Geotourism Ambassadorship in Washington D.C. to which GER to GER became an Affiliate of National Geographic Society’s Action Atlas and Explorers Take Action.

Highlight of International Honors

2008-2014 Lonely Planet “…most innovative tourism concept in Mongolia, …top of every traveller’s wish list…” ow.ly/sWcYh
2012 National Geographic’s “World’s Best Travel Experiences” #8 – GERtoGER.org
2010 Recognized by National Geographic as one of World’s Innovative Travel Entrepreneurs http://ow.ly/sWbPw
2009 Top Ten Global Finalist of National Geographic Society and Ashoka Changemakers “Power of Place” GeoTourism Challenge
2009 WHL Travel’s Urban Adventures Award http://ow.ly/uzTJK
2009 Tour Dust’s Scholarship Award
2007 Officially recognized case study by UNESCAP at its Sixty-third session

Exhibited at the following International Travel Fairs

2014 International Travel Fair – Hong Kong
2014 ITB – Berlin
2014 Adventure Travel Show – London
2012 World Travel Market (WTM) – London
2010 COTTM – Beijing