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Ecotourism and Environmental Sustainability
Principles and Practice

ISBN 9780754672623
Published June 16, 2009 by Routledge
278 Pages

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Book Description

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



Dr Jennifer Hill, Deputy Head of Department, Geography and Environmental Management, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK and Tim Gale, Senior Lecturer in Tourism Geography, Department of Geography and Environmental Management, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK


'This book brings together a diverse and impressive collection of experts on the subject of ecotourism and environmental sustainability. The contributors leave no stone unturned, metaphorically speaking, in engaging with a debate that can only assume greater importance in the future. This is not a book that should be on your bookshelf: keep it on your desk.' Brian Garrod, Aberystwyth University, UK 'This edited volume is a timely and valuable addition to discourses on an issue that is only likely to gain further currency...There are two key virtues of this collection of 14 papers; first, it seamlessly contextualizes new research within existing literature on the subject. Second, and more importantly, the array of case studies contained here is richly diverse, examining a variety of ecotourism activities, ecosystem types, ecosystem components and environmental responses.' Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography 'In conclusion, through the incorporation of multiple case studies addressing various aspects of ecotourism, this publication provides a useful insight of ecotourism and what ecotourism can encompass.' International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management