Ecotourism

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Wiley, Mar 31, 2008 - Business & Economics - 360 pages
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Ecotourism, second edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect contemporary developments in ecotourism. Building on the strengths of the first edition, the text discusses the significance of ecotourism in the domestic and international tourism sector. Ecotourism origins, markets, venues and impacts form the basis of the first part of the book. Business aspects of ecotourism, external environments, organisations and policies are examined in the second part of the book, along with special environments and activities such as whale watching, islands, polar regions and indigenous territories. The management of ecotourism is covered comprehensively and is illustrated by extensive industry and destination examples derived mainly from the peer-reviewed literature. A highlight of the book is a regional survey of ecotourism that offers comparative insights into ecotourism in Australia, the South Pacific, Asia, Europe, the Americas and Africa.

Ecotourism is a high yield tourist category within the national tourism industry and issues such as site planning and development, operator obligations and best practices, strategic management and the role of indigenous communities have become crucial professional and industry considerations.

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Contents

PREFACE
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About the author (2008)

National best-selling author David Weaver is not one to let obstacles stop him, instead of waiting for a big break, he successfully took his writing career in his own hands and launched a publishing company despite the odds stacked against him. Weaver created Smart Black and Rich publishing while on the phone in prison after the guard announced he only had 30 seconds remaining to talk. Today, after serving five years in federal prison, Weaver has become an unstoppable force in the publishing industry. Literary critics and readers of his work describe his writing as poetic and captivating. Weaver leaves his audience astonished by his intricate similes and unbelievable metaphors. Smart Black and Rich is a product of Weaver applying his visionary mind as writer to publishing to help other black authors and promote literature relevant to the African American culture. Weaver s publishing company has been rated as one of the top urban publishing companies. He has managed to recruit more than 26 new authors to his publishing company after being out of prison for only two years. In this short time frame, Weaver has also been honored with the African-Americans on the Move Book Club Literary Award for 2012 and 2013. His series, Bankroll Squad, has sold close to 60,000 copies to date.

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