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ISBN 10 : 9781845932381
Pages : 516 pages
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Download Quality Assurance and Certification in Ecotourism PDF by Rosemary Black Full Free and published by CABI. This book was released on 2007 with total page 516 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.


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ISBN 10 : 9781845932374
Pages : 556 pages
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Download Quality Assurance and Certification in Ecotourism PDF by Rosemary Black Full Free and published by CABI. This book was released on 2007 with total page 556 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores solutions to the problems of inconsistency and even exploitation of the term ecotourism through examples, case studies, and a discussion of quality control and certification. The first part of the book (chapters 2-8) moves the reader through the spectrum of quality assurance tools, from what are perceived to be the least rigorous and effective (awards of excellence and codes of conduct) to more formal, credible and effective methods (certification and accreditation), with a brief foray into using indicators to measure and monitor effectiveness. The second part (chapters 9-23) looks at a range of ecotourism stakeholders' perspectives, with an emphasis in one way or another on various industry certification programmes. A concluding chapter explores the challenges and issues for quality in ecotourism. The book has a glossary and a subject index.


Download Sustainable Tourism & the Millennium Development Goals PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9781449628239
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Download Sustainable Tourism & the Millennium Development Goals PDF by Kelly S. Bricker Full Free and published by Jones & Bartlett Publishers. This book was released on 2013 with total page 390 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Endorsed by The International Ecotourism Society, Sustainable Tourism & The Millennium Development Goals: Effecting Positive Change demonstrates how ecotourism and sustainable tourism can assist in supporting and meeting the goals set forward by the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and how it can foster a global partnership for development. The text discusses how ecotourism and sustainable tourism can assist in supporting and meeting the MDG by drawing on case studies and examples. The final summary chapter discusses how ecotourism and sustainable tourism can assist in supporting and meeting the MDG by 2015 and identifies the challenges and goals that need to be considered in the future. In this edition you will find: - Historical perspective of the development of ecotourism and sustainable tourism - The Millennium Development Goals defined - Overview of how ecotourism and sustainable tourism can assist in meeting the goals of the MDG - Engaging case studies and examples to reinforce the concept


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ISBN 10 : 9781845413422
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Download Ecotourism’s Promise and Peril PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9783319583310
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Download Ecotourism’s Promise and Peril PDF by Daniel T. Blumstein Full Free and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-10-09 with total page 185 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Intended as a guide for wildlife managers and ecotourism operators, as well as interested ecotourists, this book addresses the biological principles governing how ecotourism affects wildlife. The introductory chapters focus on four key responses to human visitation—behavioral, physiological, ecological, and evolutionary. Readers will discover ecotourism’s effects on biodiversity in connection with various industries that are habitat or taxonomically specific: fish tourism (including both freshwater and marine), marine mammal tourism, the huge industry centered on terrestrial animals, and the well-studied industry of penguin tourism. Given that the costs and benefits of ecotourism cannot be meaningfully assessed without understanding the human context, particular attention is given to how ecotourism has been used as part of community development. In closing, the book synthesizes the current state of knowledge regarding best practices for reducing human impacts on wildlife. The final chapter highlights key research questions that must be addressed to provide more evidence-based guidelines and policy.


Download The Routledge Handbook of Tourism and the Environment PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9780415582070
Pages : 626 pages
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Publisher : Human Kinetics
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ISBN 10 : 9781450460033
Pages : 208 pages
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Download Evolving Paradigms in Tourism and Hospitality in Developing Countries PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9781351593892
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ISBN 10 : 9781135843236
Pages : 340 pages
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Download Sustainable Tourism Futures PDF by Stefan Gössling Full Free and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2009-01-13 with total page 340 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A global industry and an important tool for economic development, international tourism is facing an increasingly uncertain future. Global environmental change, including climate change; increasing fuel prices; and growing criticism from environmental and social interest groups are posing substantial challenges to the belief that international tourism can be sustainable at current rates and patterns of growth. This book therefore aims to answer the questions of if and how tourism can be a sustainable industry. The book concludes that sustainable tourism is possible but that it requires fundamental shifts in operations, systems and philosophies. The various contributions identify a number of means by which this can be accomplished but stress that sustainable tourism still has a long way to travel before it can reach its destination.


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ISBN 10 : 9789401772099
Pages : 250 pages
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Download African Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9783319320175
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Download African Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management PDF by Susan Osireditse Keitumetse Full Free and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-07-11 with total page 227 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For a long time, resource conservationists have viewed environmental conservation as synonymous with wilderness and wildlife resources only, oblivious to the contributions made by cultural and heritage resources. However, cultural heritage resources in many parts of the developing world are gradually becoming key in social (e.g. communities’ identities and museums), economic (heritage tourism and eco-tourism), educational (curriculum development), civic (intergenerational awareness), and international resources management (e.g. UNESCO). In universities, African cultural heritage resources are facing a challenge of being brought into various academic discourses and syllabi in a rather reactive and/or haphazard approach, resulting in failure to fully address and research these resources’ conservation needs to ensure that their use in multiple platforms and by various stakeholders is sustainable. This book seeks to place African cultural heritage studies and conservation practices within an international and modern world discourse of conservation by presenting its varied themes and topics that are important for the development of the wider field of cultural heritage studies and management.


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ISBN 10 : 9781845414702
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Download Strategic Business Models to Support Demand, Supply, and Destination Management in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9781522599388
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Download Strategic Business Models to Support Demand, Supply, and Destination Management in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry PDF by Carvalho, Luisa Cagica Full Free and published by IGI Global. This book was released on 2019-08-30 with total page 358 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The international tourism industry has seen increased growth in the past few years as millions of individuals continue to travel worldwide. As one of the world’s largest economic sectors, creating jobs, driving exports, and generating prosperity worldwide, hospitality and tourism management needs to continually be explored in order to update best business models and practice. Strategic Business Models to Support Demand, Supply, and Destination Management in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry is an essential reference source that emphasizes emergent and innovative aspects and new challenges and issues within the industry with a particular focus on demand, supply, and destination management. Featuring research on topics such as circular economy, consumer behavior, and social networking, this book is ideally designed for business professionals, executives, hotel managers, event coordinators, restaurateurs, travel agents, tour directors, policymakers, government officials, industry professionals, researchers, students, and academicians.


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ISBN 10 : 9781412978774
Pages : 448 pages
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Download The Routledge Handbook of Tourism and Sustainability PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9781135099145
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Download The Routledge Handbook of Tourism and Sustainability PDF by C. Michael Hall Full Free and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-02-11 with total page 530 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Routledge Handbook of Tourism and Sustainability from C. Michael Hall, Stefan Gössling, Daniel Scott is one of the winners of the ITB BookAwards 2016 in the category Specialist tourism literature! Sustainability remains one of the major issues in tourism today. Concerns over climate and environmental change, the fallout from the global economic and financial crisis, and the seeming failure to meeting UN Millennium development goals have only reinforced the need for more sustainable approaches to tourism, however they be defined. Given the centrality of sustainability in tourism curricula, policies, research and practice it is therefore appropriate to prepare a state of the art handbook on the relationship between tourism and sustainability. This timely Handbook of Tourism and Sustainability is developed from specifically commissioned original contributions from recognised authors in the field, providing a systematic guide to the current state of knowledge on this area. It is interdisciplinary in coverage and international in scope through its authorship and content. The volume commences with an assessment of tourism’s global environmental, e.g. climate, emissions, energy use, biodiversity, water use, land use, and socio-economic effects, e.g. economic impacts, employment and livelihoods, culture. This then provides the context for sections outlining the main theoretical frameworks and constructs that inform tourism and sustainability, management tools and approaches, and the approaches used in different tourism and travel industry sectors. The book concludes by examining emerging and future concerns in tourism and sustainability such as peak-oil, post-carbon tourism, green economy and transition tourism. This is essential reading for students, researches and academics interested in the possibilities of sustainable forms of tourism and tourism’s contribution to sustainable development. Its assessment of tourism’s global impact along with its overviews of sectoral and management approaches will provide a benchmark by which the sustainability of tourism will be measured for years to come.


Download International Handbook on Ecotourism PDF

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Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
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ISBN 10 : 9780857939975
Pages : 520 pages
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Download International Handbook on Ecotourism PDF by Roy Ballantyne Full Free and published by Edward Elgar Publishing. This book was released on 2013-01-01 with total page 520 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.


Download Handbook Of Tourism Economics: Analysis, New Applications And Case Studies PDF

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Publisher : World Scientific
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ISBN 10 : 9789814513807
Pages : 1000 pages
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