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 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 Integrated Master Planning, LORTON SCRIBBLINGS, Sustainable Tourism, Tourism Product Development, Tourism and Protected Areas
Biosphere Reserves are areas of terrestrial and coastal ecosystems promoting solutions to reconcile the conservation of biodiversity with its sustainable use.
Biosphere Reserves are internationally recognised, nominated by national governments and remain under sovereign jurisdiction of the states where they are located. Biosphere Reserves serve in some ways as ‘living laboratories’...
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...