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 Integrated Master Planning, LORTON SCRIBBLINGS, Responsible Tourism, Tourism and communities
Rapid, continuous tourism growth and the search for new destinations mean that more and more communities in the developing world are affected – positively and negatively – by the growth of tourism. This provides opportunities for economic development and job creation which benefits the poor, but there are also negative impacts, which need to be minimised.
It is frequently the natural and...
Posted in LORTON SCRIBBLINGS, Sustainable Tourism, Tourism and the Environment
Over the past decade, a great deal of work has occurred on the clarification of the key issues in sustainability for tourism and the means by which indicators can support better decisions and actions.
The development and use of indicators is increasingly viewed as a fundamental part of overall destination planning and management, and an integral element in efforts to promote sustainable...