Ecotourism Certification

Author: Martha Honey
Editor: Island Press
ISBN: 9781559639514
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Offering an overview of ecotourism certification, and laying out strategies for establishing certification programmes, this book offers information on the tourism industry, explores concepts of certification and highlights case studies of such schemes.

Quality Assurance And Certification In Ecotourism

Author: Rosemary Black
Editor: CABI
ISBN: 1845932382
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Genuine ecotourism can have many positve impacts, particularly the conservation of biodiversity and cultural heritage and the creation of economic opportunities for local communities. While promoting these, it aims to eleminate negative impacts such as environmental degradation, cultural commoditisation and playground effects. Unfortunately, the concept is broadly misunderstood and its true definition is widely debated. It is often used as a marketing tool, with some operators taking advantage of the ecotourism label to attract more business while behaving in environmentally irresponsible ways. This book considers the important topic of quality control and accreditation in ecotourism, describing the mechanisms that can be implemented to ensure quality in all aspects of the industry, namely protected areas, businesses, producs and tour guides.

Tourism Ecolabelling

Author: Xavier Font
Editor: CABI
ISBN: 9780851997681
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Annotation. There is currently immense interest in measuring the sustainability of tourism in general, and of ecotourism in particular. Until this time, it has been difficult for consumers to know whether claims of tourism destinations and products being "ecological and sustainable" are based on hard evidence. The tourism industry has therefore been developing methods to measure these objectively in the form of ecolabels. This book is the first substantial one to review this subject. Emphasis is placed on the criteria used in ecolabels to determine sustainability, the marketing of ecologically labelled tourism products, and the management of current ecolabels and awards.

Tourism Ecotourism And Sport Tourism The Framework For Certification

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TitleAbstract/titlePurpose– The purpose of this paper is to develop a framework for identifying the need for ecotourism certification within ecotourism and sport tourism (EST) by discussing the overlapping characteristics on the dimensions of EST.Design/methodology/approach– Qualitatively, the Social Exchange Theory was used to discover segments of tourists based on the two dimensions: EST.Findings– The findings discovered four strategic segments (namely; vacation, green, action oriented and active tourists), their related activities, and the level of need for eco certification.Practical implications– EST activities offer a unique opportunity for tourism managers to positively influence conservation in and around communities, protected areas and sport events. Applying and implementing a global eco certification is paramount to attract tourists and enhance credibility of sport tourism.Originality/value– Identification of the four tourists segments and their relative need for certification is the novelty of the study. The labels of the identified tourist segments are: vacation tourist (low on ecotourism and low on sport tourism); green tourist (high on ecotourism and low on sport tourism); action-oriented tourist (high on ecotourism and high on sport tourism); and active tourist (low on ecotourism and high on sport tourism). The certification needs for green and action-oriented tourists are HIGH, for active tourist is MEDIUM, and for vacation tourist is LOW.

A Simple User S Guide To Certification For Sustainable Tourism And Ecotourism

Author: Amos Roger Bien
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Ecotourism And Conservation In The Americas

Author: Amanda Stronza
Editor: CABI
ISBN: 1845934377
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Using several case studies, regional overviews and thematic analyses, this book evaluates the pros and cons of ecotourism for communities and ecosystems. Focusing on the Americas, it draws perspectives from private tour operators, non-governmental conservation and development organizations, local and indigenous communities and tourism researchers.

Ecotourism

Author: David A. Fennell
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415429307
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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.

Tourism And Protected Areas

Author: Robyn Bushell
Editor: CABI
ISBN: 1845931769
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Published on behalf of The Task Force on Tourism and Protected Areas of the World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) of the World Conservation Union (IUCN), this book serves as a comprehensive record of the tourism issues discussed at the World Parks Congress held in Durban, South Africa in 2003. The issues discussed reflect the past 10 years of global challenges and lessons learnt in protected area management, the place of tourism in this and the projected issues for the next decade.

Protecting Paradise

Author: Martha Honey
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Cq Researcher Bound Volume 2006

Author: Inc. Congressional Quarterly
Editor: CQ Press
ISBN: 9780872895447
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Packaged in a sturdy and sound cloth edition, the CQ Researcher Bound Volume 2006 includes all 44 cutting-edge CQ Researcher reports published in 2006. Engaging, insightful reports cover topics including: Avian Flu Threat Caring for the Elderly Climate Change Coal Mining Safety Drinking on Campus Ecotourism Eating Disorders Energy Efficiency Future of Feminism Middle East Tensions Nuclear Energy Pension Crisis Port Security Presidential Power Rebuilding New Orleans Rising Health Costs Sex Offenders Stem Cell Research Treatment of Detainees War on Drugs NOTE: CQ Researcher subscribers receive a $100 discount off the regular price.

Tourism Review International

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The Business Of Ecotourism

Author: Carol Patterson
Editor: Explorers Guide Pub
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Ecotourism In Scandinavia

Author: Stefan Gössling
Editor: CABI
ISBN: 1845931378
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Ideal for researchers and students of ecotourism, this text comprehensively describes, analyses and evaluates aspects of Scandanavian ecotourism.

Ecotourism And Sustainable Development Second Edition

Author: Martha Honey
Editor: Island Press
ISBN: 9781597268578
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Ecotourism and Sustainable Development is the most comprehensive overview of worldwide ecotourism available today, showing how both the concept and the reality have evolved over more than twenty-five years. Here Martha Honey revisits six nations she profiled in the first edition—the Galapagos Islands, Costa Rica, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Kenya, and South Africa—and adds a fascinating new chapter on the United States. She examines the growth of ecotourism within each country’s tourism strategy, its political system, and its changing economic policies. Her useful case studies highlight the economic and cultural impacts of expanding tourism on indigenous populations as well as on ecosystems.

International Handbook On Ecotourism

Author: Roy Ballantyne
Editor: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 0857939971
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Roy and Jan have assembled a timely snapshot of our current understanding of ecotourism, both as a concept worthy of scientific inquiry and as an increasingly significant segment of global commerce and industry. A terrific piece of work! Sam Ham, University of Idaho, US In the 30 or so year since it became established in the tourism literature and in tourism practice, ecotourism has attracted as many proponents as opponents. This Handbook now brings together some of the leading scholars worldwide in this field, to explore the current position of this form of tourism. In doing so, it offers serious critiques, it explores meanings and paradoxes, it offers best practices and it looks to the future. It is the Handbook for one of tourisms fastest growing and controversial sectors. David Airey, University of Surrey, UK This is a most welcome and needed book. With a very strong editorial team and contributing authors, the Handbook covers all the key issues of ecotourism. It cuts through the confusion surrounding the much-misunderstood concept of ecotourism, clearly dealing with definitions, concepts and research issues. The Handbook is particularly welcome for its focus on the visitor experience, a strength of the editors, and for clearly linking the theory of ecotourism with practice in the field. Christopher Cooper, Oxford Brookes University, UK This Handbook brings together contributions from over forty international experts in the field of ecotourism. It provides a critical review and discussion of current issues and concepts it challenges readers to consider the boundaries of what ecotourism is, and could be. The Handbook provides practical information regarding the business of ecotourism; insights into ecotourist behaviour and visitor experiences; and reflections on the practice of ecotourism in a range of different contexts. The Handbook is designed to be a valuable reference book for tourism scholars and researchers.

Industry And Environment

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The Eco Guide To Careers That Make A Difference

Author: Kevin Environmental Careers Organization
Editor: Island Press
ISBN: 9781559639668
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How can you make a real difference in the world and make a good living at the same time? The ECO Guide to Careers That Make a Difference: Environmental Work for a Sustainable World provides the answer. Developed by The Environmental Careers Organization (ECO, the creators of the popular Complete Guide to Environmental Careers), this new volume is unlike any careers book you've seen before. Reaching far beyond job titles and resume tips, The ECO Guide immerses you in the strategies and tactics that leading edge professionals are using to tackle pressing problems and create innovative solutions. To bring you definitive information from the real world of environmental problem-solving, The ECO Guide has engaged some of the nation's most respected experts to explain the issues and describe what's being done about them today. You'll explore: Global climate change with Eileen Claussen, Pew Center for Global Climate Change; Biodiversity loss with Stuart Pimm, Nicholas School for the Environment at Duke University; Green Business with Stuart Hart, Kenan-Flager Business School at University of North Carolina; Ecotourism with Martha Honey, The International Ecotourism Society; Environmental Justice with Robert Bullard, Environmental Justice Center at Clark Atlanta University; Alternative Energy with Seth Dunn, Worldwatch Institute; Water Quality with Sandra Postel, Global Water Policy Project; Green Architecture with William McDonough, McDonough + Partners; and twelve other critical issues. To demonstrate even more clearly what eco-work feels like on the ground, The ECO Guide offers vivid "Career Snapshots" of selected employers and the professionals that work there. You'll visit government agencies like the USDA Forest Service, nonprofit organizations like Conservation International and Project Wild, and local advocates like Alternatives for Community and Environment. You'll go inside environmental businesses like Wildland Adventures and Stonyfield Farms. And you'll learn from academic institutions like the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics. ECO also identifies and describes forty specific jobs that are representative of environmental career opportunities in the twenty-first century. It provides dozens of the best Internet resources. And most importantly, The ECO Guide offers all of the insight about current trends you expect from ECO, the acknowledged leaders in environmental career information.

Indicators Of Sustainable Development For Tourism Destinations

Author: World Tourism Organization
Editor: World Tourism Organization Publications
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This new guidebook is the most comprehensive resource on policy-making, planning, and management processes at tourism destinations. It describes over 40 major sustainability issues, ranging from the management of natural resources to development control, satisfaction of tourists and host communities, preservation of cultural heritage, seasonality, economic leakages, climate change, etc. This publication also contains a procedure to develop destination-specific indicators and their use in tourism policy and planning processes, as well as applications in different destination types (e.g. coastal, urban, eco-tourism, small communities). Numerous examples and 25 comprehensive case studies provide a wide range of experiences at the company, destination, national, and regional levels for all continents.

Biodiversity Of Ladakh

Author: Blaise Humbert-Droz
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"This volume features a collection of twenty essays that looks at the position and 'construction' of 'woman' in history, politics, literature, art, and in society as a whole. It reveals how gender identities mesh with societal norms, and depicts women's struggles and achievements in their negotiations of the deeply ingrained structures of patriarchy. This anthology provides the reader with new critical perspectives of what is usually considered normal and given. Foregrounding socio-cultural mores and voicing shared concerns and visions, the authors analyze the condition of women in the past and in present times. The essays, divided into six sections, throw light on a spectrum of aspects of Women's Studies that display a distinct level of interdisciplinary scholarship."--Back cover

Ecotourism In Appalachia

Author: Al Fritsch
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Examines both the potential for economic development and the threats to the region's ecosystem that using Central Appalachia's unique ecology as a basis for tourism hold.