Sustainable Hospitality and Tourism as Motors for Development: Case Studies from Developing Regions of the World

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Willy Legrand, Claudia Simons-Kaufmann, Philip Sloan
Routledge, Sep 10, 2012 - Business & Economics - 458 pages
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It is now widely agreed that the climate is changing, global resources are diminishing and biodiversity is suffering. Developing countries – many of them considered by the World Tourism Organization to be 'Top Emerging Tourism Destinations' (UNWTO, 2009) – are already suffering the full frontal effect of environmental degradation. The challenge for developing countries is a triple-edged sword, how can economic prosperity be achieved without the perpetual depletion of nature’s reserves, the destruction of rural habitat and the dislocation of traditional societies? Many emerging nations are looking increasingly to the tourism industry as the motor for economic development, with hospitality businesses at the forefront.

This book uses twenty-five case studies to demonstrate how it is possible to create income and stimulate regional socio-economic development by using sustainable hospitality and tourism attractions. These case studies focus on issues such as the protection of indigenous cultures as a source of touristic curiosity; the preservation of the environment and the protection of endangered species – such as the plight of turtles in Sri Lanka or butterflies in Costa Rica to encourage tourism. Some cases cover government supported projects, for example, the green parks venture and regional tourism development in the Philippines, an archaeological park initiative in Honduras and the diversity of nature tourism in St. Vincent.

Sustainable Hospitality and Tourism as Motors for Development is designed to give students, academics and practitioners a guide for best practices of sustainable hospitality operations in developing countries. Based on case studies, it provides a road map of how to achieve the goals of sustainability giving benchmark examples. The book not only taps into a contemporary business subject, but aims to provide readers with a better understanding of how sustainable theories can be put into practice in hospitality and tourism industries in developing countries.

 

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Contents

scarcity of natural resources or Cockaigne?
1
pioneering ecotourism in Peru
24
3 Integrated circuits as a tool for the development of sustainable tourism in the Amazon
37
4 Bringing sustainability to the Brazilian hotel industry
56
linkages between setting visitor experiences and sustainability
69
community based ecotourism in a sustainable development reserve in the Amazon Basin
93
Huaorani Ecolodge
114
experiences of a privatecommunal partnership
131
a new subspecies of sustainable volunteer tourism?
242
The Selinda Reserve
263
the case of Soomaa National Park Estonia
276
a case study from Yunnan China
296
teaching sustainable principles
312
21 Investigating potential benefits of proposed ecoretrofits to an existing tourist lodge in The Sundarbans India
327
sustainable tourism biodiversity and quality of life a case study
343
issues and challenges
359

9 Key issues and challenges to the development of communitybased ecotourism in Guatemala
140
the case of Bonito MS Brazil
150
11 Diversified nature tourism on St Vincent
163
12 Can ecotourism support coral reef conservation? Experiences of Chumbe Island Coral Park Ltd in ZanzibarTanzania
176
integrating insects in the hospitality and tourism industries through Swarm supposition
198
stakeholder perspectives
213
opportunities and obstacles to development the case of Cantanhez GuinéBissau
227
sharing benefits to sustain local community and Sea Turtles in Rekawa sanctuary Sri Lanka
377
where luxury meets sustainable tourism
390
the success of Kumily in Kerala India
402
27 The development and promotion of guidelines for organic farms for sustainable tourism
422
Glossary
437
Index
447
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Philip Sloan, Department of Hospitality Management at the International University of Applied Sciences Bad Honnef, Bonn, Germany

Claudia Simons-Kaufman, Department of Business Administration and Economics, International University of Bad Honnef, Bonn, Germany

Willy Legrand, Department of Hospitality Management at the International University of Applied Sciences Bad Honnef, Bonn, Germany

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