By James Higham
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Extra resources for Critical Issues in Ecotourism: understanding a complex tourism phenomenon
The criteria are the outcome of the practiced tourism. The alternative tourism concept has been used to embrace all those tourism forms that are more sustainable than mass tourism. This approach is very categorical: sustainable tourism on one side and mass tourism on the other. A central point here is that ecotourism is not an antithesis of mass tourism but a complementary part of the industry. 3 Sustainable tourism and sustainable tourism development (selected definitions) Sustainable tourism development (STD) Sustainable tourism (ST) ● ● ● Sustainable tourism development ‘meets the needs of present tourists and host regions while protecting and enhancing opportunity for the future.
This has been practiced by Björk (1997) and Edwards et al. (1998) who used a set of questions and by means of the answers described ecotourism. Björk (2000) identified four core dimensions of ecotourism. These are the characteristics of the area visited, the behavior of the tourists, the object in focus and the outcome. The analysis Edwards et al. (1998, p. 3) carried out on the ‘homegrown’ ecotourism definitions of governmental tourism agencies in the Americas use resulted in a definitions-based conceptual model which consists of seven ● ● ● 30 Definition Paradoxes: from concept to definition elements, that is questions policy-makers need to ask when developing ecotourism.
The interest of the host population is based on the positive impacts ecotourism has on their social well-being, and the fourth category of interest is that of nature and culture. Björk (2000) added a fifth category of interests, that of the tourism business. , 2002). To frame the paradox of ecotourism as a conflict between ecological preservation and economic development is too simple. It is more a simultaneous discussion about ecological and economic preservation and development. The positive and negative impacts of ecotourism development have been identified in the literature (Boo, 1993) and categorized into four groups (Herbig and O’Hara, 1997).