Ecotourism and Environmental Sustainability: Principles and Practice

1st Edition

Tim Gale, Jennifer Hill

Published May 28, 2009
Reference - 278 Pages
ISBN 9780754672623 - CAT# Y236813


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This book offers conceptual and practical insights into the complex interactions between ecotourism and the natural environment, with consideration given to government policy, marketing by suppliers, consumer behaviour and visitor/environmental management. Illustrated by international case studies the roles of and interplay between tour operators, their clients, resource managers and local communities are examined. This creates a comprehensive and insightful overview of the factors that work for and against the achievement of environmental sustainability in and through ecotourism. The result is a critical examination of ecotourism and environmental sustainability that highlights ideas for best practice and proposes new directions for future research

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