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Ecotourism: A Maturing discourse with some established controversy

Boyd, Stephen (2012) Ecotourism: A Maturing discourse with some established controversy. In: Controversies in Tourism. (Eds: Moufakkir, O and Burns, P.M.), CABI, Wallingford, pp. 99-114. ISBN 978-1-84593-813-0 [Book section]

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Abstract

This was a requested chapter from the editors. The chapter explores a number of contradictions in the research on ecotourism. These included the absence of an agreed definition and key characteristics that make up a workable definition, the challenges to be ethical in its pursuit, the absence of substantial economic benefit to local regions, the challenge of local ownership and stewardship of the ecotourism resource, and where research on ecotourism should develop in the future.

Item Type:Book section
Faculties and Schools:Ulster Business School > Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Ulster Business School
ID Code:29607
Deposited By: Professor Stephen Boyd
Deposited On:30 Jun 2014 13:05
Last Modified:30 Jun 2014 13:05

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