Ecotourism and Sustainable Development
Ecotourism is defined as responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the welfare of local people. In Ecotourism ... Show synopsis Ecotourism is defined as responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the welfare of local people. In Ecotourism and Sustainable Development, Martha Honey presents an overview of the ecotourism industry and a first-hand account of ecotourism projects around the world. Based on interviews and visits to ecotourist hotspots in Latin America and Africa, the book offers a vivid description and analysis of projects that meet the goals and standards of ecotourism, as well as those that claim to be ecotourism but in reality fall short. Honey presents in-depth case studies of seven destinations (Galapagos, Costa Rica, Cuba, Zanzibar, Tanzania, Kenya, and South Africa) that illustrate the economic and cultural impacts of tourism development on indigenous populations and ecosystems. It is the only such account of worldwide ecotourism available today, and is an important guide for students and researchers involved with international development, geography, or tourism, as well as for anyone interested in becoming a more environmentally sensitive traveler.