Ecotourism: themes and issues

Ballantyne, Roy and Packer, Jan (2013). Ecotourism: themes and issues. In Roy Ballantyne and Jan Packer (Ed.), International handbook on ecotourism (pp. 1-6) Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar. doi:10.4337/9780857939975.00005

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Author Ballantyne, Roy
Packer, Jan
Title of chapter Ecotourism: themes and issues
Title of book International handbook on ecotourism
Place of Publication Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Publisher Edward Elgar
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.4337/9780857939975.00005
ISBN 9780857939968
Editor Roy Ballantyne
Jan Packer
Chapter number 1
Start page 1
End page 6
Total pages 6
Total chapters 36
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Increasing interest in both tourism and environmental conservation over the past 30years have combined to produce the phenomenon of ecotourism, which at its simplest is environmentally responsible tourism in a natural setting (see Buckley, Chapter 2). Ecotourism has been claimed to be the fastest growing tourism segment around the world, growing at 20–25 per cent each year (Ceballos-Lascurain, 2012). This Handbook explores this phenomenon by bringing together a variety of perspectives on the nature and practice of ecotourism, from a range of authors who have researched specifically in ecotourism, or in fields that have some broad relevance to ecotourism, over many years. Ecotourism is a field rather than a form of knowledge (Hirst, 1974) as it involves the integration of a number of concepts, logic and criteria from different disciplines. This volume thus explores ecotourism from multiple disciplinary perspectives, including business, economics, environmental education, environmental science, ethics, geography, health, human resources management, marketing, psychology and sociology. Inevitably, there are some areas of congruence and some areas where a diversity of views have been incorporated.
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