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Author Ballantyne, R

Title International handbook on ecotourism / edited by Roy Ballantyne and Jan Packer, University of Queensland, School of Tourism, Australia
Published Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, [2013]
Cheltenham, UK : Edward Elgar, [2013]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  338.4791 Bal/Iho  AVAILABLE
Description xv, 504 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 25 cm
Series Elgar original reference
Elgar original reference.
Contents Contents note continued: 14.Encouraging reflective visitor experiences in ecotourism / Roy Ballantyne -- 15.The role of emotion in ecotourism experiences / John H. Falk -- 16.Developing ecotourists' environmentally sustainable behaviour / Roy Ballantyne -- 17.The intrinsic motivations and psychological benefits of eco and wildlife tourism experiences / Susanna Curtin -- 18.The benefits of ecotourism for visitor wellness / Anne-Marie Lacaze -- pt. III THE PRACTICE OF ECOTOURISM -- 19.Ecotourism and conservation / Ralf Buckley -- 20.Ecotourism and the triple bottom line / Deborah Edwards -- 21.Staffing ecotourism businesses / Tom Baum -- 22.Risk management and ecotourism businesses / Sacha Reid -- 23.Ecotourism: planning for rural development in developing nations / Edward W. (Ted) Manning -- 24.Indigenous ecotourism / Nadine E. White -- 25.Winning hearts and minds through interpretation: walking the talk / Roy Ballantyne --
Contents note continued: 26.Current themes and issues in ecotour guiding / Betty Weiler -- 27.The role and management of non-captive wildlife in ecotourism / Gianna Moscardo -- 28.Watching and swimming with marine mammals: international scope, management and best practice in cetacean ecotourism / Elizabeth Hawkins -- 29.Ecotourism experiences promoting conservation and changing economic values: the case of Mon Repos turtles / Clem Tisdell -- 30.Birding, sustainability and ecotourism / Duan Biggs -- 31.Ecotourism standards: international accreditation and local certification and indicators / Amos Bien -- pt. IV ECOTOURISM CONTEXTS: PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES -- 32.Planning and staging ecotourism events / Donald Getz -- 33.Feeding of wildlife: an acceptable practice in ecotourism? / Kate Rodger -- 34.Using aquariums and their visitor experiences to promote ecotourism goals: issues and best practice / Cynthia L. Vernon -- 35.Zoos as ecotourism experiences / Alejandro Grajal --
Contents note continued: 36.Botanic gardens as ecotourism sites / Lucy A. Sutherland
Machine generated contents note: 1.Ecotourism: themes and issues / Jan Packer -- pt. I ECOTOURISM ISSUES, CONCEPTS AND CHALLENGES -- 2.Defining ecotourism: consensus on core, disagreement on detail / Ralf Buckley -- 3.The history of ecotourism / Ross Dowling -- 4.Ecotourism and ethics / David A. Fennell -- 5.Ecotourism and community participation / Jim Butcher -- 6.Ecotourism and global environmental change / C. Michael Hall -- 7.Ecotourism, biological invasions and biosecurity / Tim Baird -- 8.Complex interrelationships between ecotourism and Indigenous peoples / Amanda Shoebridge -- 9.Ecotourists: who are they and what should we really call them? / Emil Juvan -- 10.Ecotourists and views of nature / Michael Hughes -- pt. II ECOTOURIST BEHAVIOUR AND VISITOR EXPERIENCES -- 11.Visitor behaviour in ecotourism settings / Philip L. Pearce -- 12.Generational cohorts and ecotourism / Gianna Moscardo -- 13.Free-choice learning and ecotourism / Nancy L. Staus --
Summary Summary: 'Roy and Jan have assembled a timely snapshot of our current understanding of ecotourism, both as a concept worthy of scientific inquiry and as an increasingly significant segment of global commerce and industry. A terrific piece of work!' - Sam Ham, University of Idaho, US. 'In the 30 or so year since it became established in the tourism literature and in tourism practice, "ecotourism" has attracted as many proponents as opponents. This Handbook now brings together some of the leading scholars worldwide in this field, to explore the current position of this form of tourism. In doing so, it offers serious critiques, it explores meanings and paradoxes, it offers best practices and it looks to the future. It is the Handbook for one of tourism's fastest growing and controversial sectors.' - David Airey, University of Surrey, UK. 'This is a most welcome and needed book. With a very strong editorial team and contributing authors, the Handbook covers all the key issues of ecotourism. It cuts through the confusion surrounding the much-misunderstood concept of ecotourism, clearly dealing with definitions, concepts and research issues. The Handbook is particularly welcome for its focus on the visitor experience, a strength of the editors, and for clearly linking the theory of ecotourism with practice in the field.' - Christopher Cooper, Oxford Brookes University, UK. This Handbook brings together contributions from over forty international experts in the field of ecotourism. It provides a critical review and discussion of current issues and concepts - it challenges readers to consider the boundaries of what ecotourism is, and could be. The Handbook provides practical information regarding the business of ecotourism; insights into ecotourist behaviour and visitor experiences; and reflections on the practice of ecotourism in a range of different contexts. The Handbook is designed to be a valuable reference book for tourism scholars and researchers
Analysis Australian
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also available online
Subject Ecotourism -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Ecotourism -- Management.
Hospitality industry -- Management.
Tourism -- Management.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Author Ballantyne, Roy, editor
Packer, Jan, editor
Edward Elgar Publishing.
LC no. 2013932950
ISBN 9780857939968 (cased)