A Trip Too Far: Ecotourism, Politics and Exploitation

A Trip Too Far: Ecotourism, Politics and Exploitation

by Rosaleen Duffy
     
 

ISBN-10: 1853837598

ISBN-13: 9781853837593

Pub. Date: 05/28/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

"Tourism is the world's largest industry, and environmentally sustainable tourism, or 'ecotourism', has become a major area of interest for governments, the private sector and international lending institutions. It is regarded as a way of allowing economic development whilst protecting against environmental degradation, especially in those countries with fragile…  See more details below

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"Tourism is the world's largest industry, and environmentally sustainable tourism, or 'ecotourism', has become a major area of interest for governments, the private sector and international lending institutions. It is regarded as a way of allowing economic development whilst protecting against environmental degradation, especially in those countries with fragile ecosystems." "Does ecotourism deliver real environmental benefits or is it just a marketing opportunity - 'green greed'? Through extensive use of case study and interview material, A Trip Too Far presents the first critical analysis of the impacts of ecotourism, both positive and negative, and shows how, given the right political context and regulation, it can work to support conservation and local economies." The ideas and proposals that are presented will be important for the development of ecotourism around the globe and will be vital reading for academics in development and environmental studies and those working in environmental non-governmental organizations and the tourism industry.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853837593
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Edition description:
1
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
1Green Greed: Ecotourism and Environmental Ideologies1
2Misery, Self-indulgence and Self-denial20
3The Impact Spiral in Ecotourism47
4Exotic Images: Marketing the Nation State71
5Ecotourism and Indigenous Communities98
6Ecotourism and the Politics of Globalization127
Conclusion155
Notes161
References183
Index205

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