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Ecotourism

David Weaver

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The second edition of ECOTOURISM has been thoroughly revised to reflect contemporary developments in the field. Building on the strengths of the first edition, the text discusses the significance of ecotourism in the domestic and internationalMoreThe second edition of ECOTOURISM has been thoroughly revised to reflect contemporary developments in the field. Building on the strengths of the first edition, the text discusses the significance of ecotourism in the domestic and international tourism sectors. The origins, markets, venues and impact of ecotourism form the basis of the first part of the book. Business aspects of ectourism, external environments, organisations and policies are examined in the second part of the book, along with special environments, such as islands, polar regions and indigenous territories, and distinctive activities, such as whale-watching and penguin-watching. The management of ecotourism is covered comprehensively and is illustrated by extensive industry and destination examples derived mainly from the peer-reviewed literature. A highlight of the book is a regional survey of ecotourism that offers comparative insights into ecotourism in Australia, the South Pacific, Asia, Europe, the Americas and Africa.Ecotourism is a high-yield tourism category of Australias tourism industry, and such issues as site planning and development, operator obligations and best practice, strategic management and the role of indigenous communities have become crucial professional and industry considerations.FEATURES:*Focus on best practice for planning and strategic management of ecotourism venues*Integrated discussion of the role of local and indigenous communities (balance, respect and knowledge) in ecotourism management*Inclusion of field surveys and research activities*Extensive use of literature from fields other than tourism studies*Recognition of hard and soft varieties of ecotourism