Год издания: 2008
Количество страниц: 558
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Around the world, ecotourism has been hailed as a panacea: a way to fund conservation and scientific research, protect fragile ecosystems, benefit communities, promote development in poor countries, instill environmental awareness and a social conscience n the travel industry, satisfy and educate discriminating tourists, and, some claim, foster world peace. Although “green” travel is being aggressively marketed as a “win-win” solution for the Third World, the environment, the tourist, and the travel indusry, the reality is far more complex, as Martha Honey reports in this extraordinarily enlightening book. Ecotourism and Sustainable Development, originally published in 1998, was among the first books on the subject. For years it has defined the debate on cotourism: Is it possible for developing nations to benefit economically from tourism while simultaneously helping to preserve pristine environments? This long-awaited second edition provides new answers to this vital question....