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 Sustainable Tourism
Sustainable tourism is characterised by a variety of principles including:
The key to successful and sustainable tourism is achieving a clear sense of difference from other competing destinations. This can be achieved by basing development and marketing on the attributes and strengths of the destination.
The attractions most likely to be successful, and...