- Author: David Weaver
- ISBN: 9780470813041
- Year Published: 2007
- Pages: 360
- BISAC: BUS081000, BUSINESS & ECONOMICS/Industries / Hospitality, Travel & Tourism
About the Book and Topic:
* Focus on best practice for planning and strategic management of ecotourism venues * Integrated discussion of the role of local and indigenous communities (balance, respect, knowledge) in ecotourism management * Inclusion of field surveys and research activities * Extensive use of literature from fields other than tourism studies * Recognition of ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ varieties of ecotourism * Pedagogical features include: * Chapter vignettes that profile relevant industry experiences and issues. In the Field presents relevant issues from fieldwork research and Practitioner’s Perspective profiles issues, experiences both successful and failed, relevant to ecotourism and sustainability. * End of chapter questions that build student understanding of the concepts and test knowledge * End of chapter comparative case studies examine topical and industry issues. They are ideal for tutorial review or for assignment activities.
About the Author
David Weaver is Emeritus Professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Specialist in Cattle Health and Production.