Planning for sustainable ecotourism: the case for research ecotourism in developing country destinations

Clifton, J. and Benson, A.M. (2006) Planning for sustainable ecotourism: the case for research ecotourism in developing country destinations Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 14 (3). pp. 238-254. ISSN 0966-9582

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Abstract

Research ecotourism is a relatively new component of activities within the ecotourism industry, providing research opportunities for visitors focusing on aspects of the natural environment which are principally located in developing countries. This paper is directed towards identifying the nature and causes of socio-cultural impacts of this strand of ecotourism using a case study from Indonesia. The positive nature of socio-cultural impacts perceived by host communities alongside the irregular nature of economic benefits to host communities is analogous with the altruistic surplus theory of individual recognition of communal benefits. Certain characteristics of research ecotourists are identified as contributing towards host reactions towards visitors which reinforce the contention that this is a desirable form of ecotourism in similar locations.

Item Type: Journal article
Subjects: N000 Business and Management > N800 Travel, Tourism and Transport Management > N860 Tourism Management
DOI (a stable link to the resource): 10.1080/09669580608669057
Faculties: Faculty of Education and Sport > School of Service Management
Faculty of Education and Sport > School of Service Management > CENTOPS
Depositing User: Mrs Mercedita Hoare
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2007
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2013 14:25
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/245

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