Posted in Heritage Tourism, LORTON SCRIBBLINGS, Sacred Sites, Tourism and Protected Areas, Tourism and communities
This is the first in a new series of posts on protection and management of Sacred Natural Sites and some focus on cultural tourism related to such sites.
Sacred natural sites occur at a variety of scales. They can be as small as a single tree or rock formation, or can extend to an entire mountain range. In some cases, whole landscapes are regarded by a community as sacred, containing within them...
Posted in Ecotourism, Responsible Tourism, Tourism and communities, integrated planning
This is the second in a series of posts on Community Based Ecotourism
Rather than being pursued in isolation, community-based ecotourism should occur in the context of other options and programmes for conservation, sustainable development and responsible tourism.
The small scale of most community-based ecotourism initiatives means that their impact, both on nature conservation and on income and...
Posted in Ecotourism, LORTON SCRIBBLINGS, Tourism Planning, Tourism Product Development, Tourism and communities
This is the first in a new series of posts on Community Based Ecotourism
Ecotourism is a frequently debated term. Sometimes it is used simply to identify a form of tourism where the motivation of visitors, and the sales pitch to them, centres on the observation of nature. Increasingly, this general sector of the market is called ‘nature tourism’.
True ‘ecotourism’, however, requires a...
Posted in LORTON SCRIBBLINGS, Responsible Tourism, Sustainable Tourism, Tourism and LED, Tourism and communities
The poor can participate in the tourism industry in many ways – as workers, entrepreneurs, and neighbours. They gain new opportunities but also face constraints. They earn incomes, but also suffer costs of tourism. These impacts vary enormously from destination to destination. Enhancing the opportunities and impacts for the poor is the concern of this series of posts.
OPPORTUNITY FIVE: BRINGING...
Posted in LORTON SCRIBBLINGS, Tourism Planning, Tourism and Protected Areas, Tourism and communities
The four major components of the LAC planning system and the nine distinct steps of the planning process.
The Limits of Acceptable Change planning system was developed in the USA over a period of years in the early 1980s to address the problems of managing recreational use in national protected areas.
As originally described by Stankey and others in 1985, the LAC planning system included four...
Posted in LORTON SCRIBBLINGS, Tourism Planning, Tourism and LED, Tourism and communities
A Community Tourism Plan is a written document produced on behalf of a community by a group of people representing a broad cross-section of interests within that community. The plan provides a framework for business, local government, cultural and other organisations to analyse tourism resources and concerns, and to encourage tourism development and promotion.
In countries where Integrated...