Tourism's Impacts: Sustainable Tourism and Ecotourism

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GRIN Verlag, Feb 17, 2012 - Business & Economics - 7 pages
Essay from the year 2011 in the subject Tourism, grade: 1,0, Stralsund University of Applied Sciences, language: English, abstract: As Hunter (1997) points out in his paper sustainable tourism is not a frigid framework, but should rather be seen as an adaptive paradigm, because there are different interpretations that are appropriate under different circumstances and many limitations concerning the research of impacts studies, such as difficulties to separate out the environmental impacts of tourism from the effects of other economic activities (Holden, 2001). A coherent definition definitely has to be found to continue going further in the right direction, that has already been found. Because the approach that has been found is not a long-term solution and much of it is only used for marketing. What is actually missing is an ethical, environmental awareness of the mass, that already exists but is not enough to change the above mentioned environmental development. Earlier or later a complete restructuring of tourism is necessary because the tourism industry is one of the fastest growing branches of economy and science and research have to adapt and are forced to develop and conceptualize new approaches. At the same time the destination as an own system has to create the required framework conditions by realizing socio-cultural, ecological and economical problems of all kind.

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