Ecotourism Third Edition

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Routledge, Nov 14, 2007 - Business & Economics - 302 pages
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Focusing on an array of economic, social and ecological inconsistencies that continue to plague ecotourism in theory and practice, this book examines ecotourism in reference to other related forms of tourism, impacts, conservation, sustainability, education and interpretation, policy and governance, and the ethical imperative of ecotourism as these apply to the world’s greenest form of tourism.

This revised edition includes:

  • new information on the magnitude of the tourism industry, nature-based tourism and the pros and cons of mass ecotourism
  • revised chapters on development, economics, marketing, policy, ecotourism in practice and biodiversity conservation
  • a section on governance models, ecotourism programmes, operators and guides, interpretation, certification, and ecolodge design
  • a discussion of ecotourism as an ethical or responsible form of tourism
  • approximately 300 new references.

It includes case studies and considers the perspectives of many adjacent fields, including geography, economics, business, philosophy, biology, and environmental studies.

 

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Contents

1 The nature of tourism
1
2 Ecotourism and ecotourists
17
3 The social and ecological impacts of tourism
47
4 Development economics and marketing
71
5 Natural resources protected areas and conservation
106
managing stakeholder interests
133
7 Ecotourism in practice
164
8 The ethical imperative
206
9 Conclusion
226
Québec City declaration on ecotourism
232
Bibliography
238
Index
273
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About the author (2007)

David Fennell teaches and researches mainly in the areas of ecotourism and tourism ethics at Brock University, St Catharines, Ontario, Canada. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Ecotourism, and is an active member on editorial boards of many academic journals.

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