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, 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...
Posted in LORTON SCRIBBLINGS, Sustainable Tourism, Tourism Planning, Tourism and Protected Areas
We are regularly asked to explain the difference between “Carrying Capacity” and “Limits of Acceptable Change”. This series of posts is intended to review these planning systems and to provide a more in-depth view of LAC and its implementation.
The growing awareness that designation of protected areas does not ensure their preservation has stimulated an enormous level of discussion...
Posted in LORTON SCRIBBLINGS, Sustainable Tourism, Tourism Planning, Tourism and communities, Urban Tourism
Tourism is being seen as a cornerstone of a policy of urban development that combines a competitive supply able to meet visitors’ expectations with a positive contribution to the development of towns and cities and the well-being of their residents.
In most cases effort is directed at offering visitors a unique and original experience while trying as far as possible to satisfy residents’...
Posted in LORTON SCRIBBLINGS, Responsible Tourism, Tourism Planning, Tourism and Protected Areas, Tourism and communities
Members of the host community may be involved directly or indirectly with wildlife tourism, or not involved at all. Host Community involvement is influenced by factors encountered in other forms of tourism.
Direct involvement may take the form of paid employees, managers, owners and operators, or unpaid volunteers. In some countries, communities (as land owners) have initiated development of new...