Towards a more desirable form of ecotourism

Orams M.B. (1995) Towards a more desirable form of ecotourism. Tourism Management, 16 1: 3-8. doi:10.1016/0261-5177(94)00001-Q

Author Orams M.B.
Title Towards a more desirable form of ecotourism
Journal name Tourism Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0261-5177
Publication date 1995
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0261-5177(94)00001-Q
Volume 16
Issue 1
Start page 3
End page 8
Total pages 6
Subject 1408 Strategy and Management
1409 Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
3303 Development
3313 Transportation
Abstract This paper reviews a variety of the definitions which have been given to the term 'ecotourism', and presents them as a continuum where, at one pole, all tourism can be viewed as ecotourism and, at the other, no tourism can be viewed as ecotourism. Examples of ecotourism definitions are then classified according to their position along this continuum. As a result of this classification it is suggested that it is desirable to implement management strategies which attempt to shift the 'ecotourist experience' from simple enjoyment and satisfaction through stages of greater understanding, attitude change and finally more environmentally responsible behaviour. A model which displays this shift is offered and a series of indicators which can be used to measure the transition are suggested.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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