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An evaluation of deep ecotourism and shallow ecotourism

An evaluation of deep ecotourism and shallow ecotourism

Acott, T.G., La Trobe, H.L. and Howard, S.H. (1998) An evaluation of deep ecotourism and shallow ecotourism. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 6 (3). pp. 238-253. ISSN 0966-9582 (Print), 1747-7646 (Online) (doi:

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The term ecotourism has many meanings. It can refer to a genuine attempt at environmentally sustainable tourism or be used in a cynical way to try and attract greater numbers of visitors to an area. There is a need to place environmentally benign and environmentally detrimental aspects of ecotourism into a typological framework. This paper uses fundamental principles from the environmentalism and sustainable development debate to present a classification in which deep ecotourism can be differentiated from shallow ecotourism. This approach allows a clear distinction to be made between positive and negative aspects of ecotourism.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ecotourism
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > School of Science (SCI)
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