The idea of "ecotourism" has taken off in recent years, but a crucial detail is often neglected: how do we know that an enterprise truly meets the goals and standards of ecotourism? Certification--the rating of lodges, resorts, tour operators, and other sectors of the tourism industry by independent auditors who verify environmental and social impacts--has emerged as the most promising answer. "Ecotourism and Certification" offers a valuable overview of ecotourism certification and lays out the basic challenges and ...

Ecotourism & Certification, P 2002, Island Press, Washington, DC

ISBN-13: 9781559639514

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