Exploring Ecotourism

As part of our series exploring tourism definitions, we explore the ways ecotourism is interpreted around the world. Comments welcome below. While the details vary, most definitions of ecotourism boil down to a special form of tourism that meets three criteria: 1) it provides for environmental conservation 2) it includes meaningful community participation 3) it is …

Players (a.k.a. Stakeholders)

It takes time to read any game and what helps most is understanding who the players are and how they interact with one another. It’s all about understanding the expectations and responsibilities. This is straight-forward in sports and most games, but somehow in the politics of tourism and conservation, it’s precisely the expectations and responsibilities …

Stakeholder Worksheet

Get together! This exercise reflects on responsibilities and recommendations for ecotourism’s active players, or stakeholders. Keep it simple and use what works. LOCALS: Responsibilities: Recommendations: TRAVELERS: Responsibilities: Recommendations: GOVERNMENT: Responsibilities: Recommendations: ENVIRONMENTALISTS: Responsibilities: Recommendations: MEDIA: Responsibilities: Recommendations: TRAVEL INDUSTRY/HOTELS: Responsibilities: Recommendations: TRANSPORTATION: Responsibilities: Recommendations: TRAVEL AGENTS: Responsibilities: Recommendations: TOURISM PROVIDERS: Responsibilities: Recommendations: PR AGENTS: Responsibilities: …