Las Vegas #RTTC Conversation

I have mixed feelings about Las Vegas, but what it does right few people talk about and what it does wrong locals don’t think visitors need to know about. It’s still a challenge to listen to locals downtown. There are attractions, points of interest, downloadable maps, but no regularly scheduled guided walks. Responsible travel as …

Executive Summary: Ecotourism Emerging Industry Forum

Poster: Ron Mader, Emerging Industry Forum Introduction The Ecotourism Emerging Industry Forum was broken down into seven dialogue areas: Developing Infrastructure for Sustainable Tourism, Private Sector/Public Sector Collaboration, Finance for SMEs, Communities and SMEs, Marketing and Market Development, Interpretive Programs, Triple Bottom Line Business Structures and Strategies each of which resulted in a dialogue that …

Emerging Industry Forum

Poster: Ron Mader, Emerging Industry Forum The final results have been delivered and posted from the Emerging Industry Forum, a three week dialogue with 40 active participants from 16 countries and 237 registered observers which took place November 1-18, 2005 on Planeta.com. The summary report is available. Megan Epler Wood, of EplerWood International – the …

The tour operator’s dilemma: Keeping the customer happy while not disturbing the wildlife

Photo: Wildlife Information Centre This essay is excerpted from a presentation at the 2002 International Ecotourism Conference in Cairns. A traveller almost always has limited time and limited money and is looking for quality experiences within those constraints. Wildlife tour operators have to deliver these quality experiences. In this competitive world we need to not …

San Luis Potosí y el Ecoturismo: Estrategia de Desarrollo Sostenible (1999)

por Ricardo del Blanco Después de entender las fuerzas y el mercado del ecoturismo a nivel nacional como internacional quiero introducirme a un ejemplo regional. Analizaremos como el ecoturismo puede ayudar a al estado de San Luis Potosí a llegar a un desarrollo integral. Este desarrollo se dará en comunidades que tengan el potencial necesario …

Rethinking Tourism

Photo: Rethinking Tourism Deborah McLaren’s Rethinking Tourism and Ecotravel takes on the most pressing issue in the tourism industry today – how too often ecotravel destroys both natural resources and local cultures. But there are alternatives – if we care to pause and reflect – and that is what the author does in this book. …

The Challenge of Ecotourism (1995)

  by John Shores One of the fastest growing sectors of the tourism business is nature-oriented tourism. The travel industry has enlisted the support of environmental organizations and park agencies and is promoting nature travel as the hottest “environmentally correct” activity available. But is ecotourism the panacea these promoters claim? The author argues that ecotourism …