Posted in Ecotourism, LORTON SCRIBBLINGS, Tourism and LED
A landmark resolution recognizing ecotourism as key in the fight against poverty, the protection of the environment and the promotion of sustainable development has been adopted by the United Nations General Assembly (21 December 2012).
In a significant acknowledgment of tourism as a tool for promoting sustainable development, the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution stressing...
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...