A framework for sustainable ecotourism : application to Costa Rica

Courvisanos, Jerry and Jain, Ameeta 2006, A framework for sustainable ecotourism : application to Costa Rica, Tourism and hospitality planning & development, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 131-142.

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Title A framework for sustainable ecotourism : application to Costa Rica
Author(s) Courvisanos, Jerry
Jain, Ameeta
Journal name Tourism and hospitality planning & development
Volume number 3
Issue number 2
Start page 131
End page 142
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2006-08
ISSN 1479-053X
1479-0548
Keyword(s) hospitality industry
tourism development
tourism industry
Summary Costa Rica is a small Central American nation that has gained an international reputation as a leader in environmental conservation. This has formed the base for its highly successful and lucrative small-scale ecotourism industry. However, there are threats from high rates of deforestation and expanding large-scale tourism that is trading on strong environmental credentials, so it is appropriate to conduct this policy analysis on such a significant ecotourism area. The paper develops an ecologically sustainable economic framework, drawing on the works of Adolph Lowe (1893-1995) and Michalstrok Kalecki (1899-1970), to examine the Costa Rican experience and then analyse lessons for general policy development of any ecotourism area. The analysis is conducted from a political economy (and not a tourism management) perspective on the trade-offs between small-scale and large-scale ecotourism.
Language eng
Field of Research 140205 Environment and Resource Economics
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2006, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30008950

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
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