Ecotourism and Environmental Sustainability: Principles and Practice

1st Edition

Tim Gale, Jennifer Hill

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

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Summary

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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