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.
Edited by Roy Ballantyne and Jan Packer, University of Queensland, School of Tourism, Australia
Contents: 1. Ecotourism: Themes and Issues Roy Ballantyne and Jan Packer PART 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 C. Michael Hall and Tim Baird 8. Complex Interrelationships between Ecotourism and Indigenous Peoples Nadine E. White, Jeremy Buultjens and Amanda Shoebridge 9. Ecotourists: Who Are They and What Should We Really Call Them? Sara Dolnicar, Venkata Yanamandram and Emil Juvan 10. Ecotourists and Views of Nature Michael Hughes PART II: ECOTOURIST BEHAVIOUR AND VISITOR EXPERIENCES 11. Visitor Behaviour in Ecotourism Settings Philip L. Pearce 12. Generational Cohorts and Ecotourism Pierre Benckendorff and Gianna Moscardo 13. Free-choice Learning and Ecotourism John H. Falk and Nancy L. Staus 14. Encouraging Reflective Visitor Experiences in Ecotourism Jan Packer and Roy Ballantyne 15. The Role of Emotion in Ecotourism Experiences Nancy L. Staus and John H. Falk 16. Developing Ecotourists' Environmentally Sustainable Behaviour Jan Packer and 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 Eric Brymer and Anne-Marie Lacaze PART III: THE PRACTICE OF ECOTOURISM 19. Ecotourism and Conservation Ralf Buckley 20. Ecotourism and the Triple Bottom Line Larry Dwyer and Deborah Edwards 21. Staffing Ecotourism Businesses Tom Baum 22. Risk Management and Ecotourism Businesses Brent W. Ritchie and Sacha Reid 23. Ecotourism: Planning for Rural Development in Developing Nations Anna Spenceley and Edward W. (Ted) Manning 24. Indigenous Ecotourism Jeremy Buultjens, Amanda Shoebridge and Nadine E. White 25. Winning Hearts and Minds through Interpretation: Walking the Talk Karen Hughes and Roy Ballantyne 26. Current Themes and Issues in Ecotour Guiding Rosemary Black and 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 Kaye Walker and 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 Anna Spenceley and Amos Bien PART IV: ECOTOURISM CONTEXTS: PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES 32. Planning and Staging Ecotourism Events Donald Getz 33. Feeding of Wildlife: An Acceptable Practice in Ecotourism? David Newsome and Kate Rodger 34. Using Aquariums and their Visitor Experiences to Promote Ecotourism Goals: Issues and Best Practice Judy Mann and Cynthia L. Vernon 35. Zoos as Ecotourism Experiences Alejandro Grajal 36. Botanic Gardens as Ecotourism Sites Lucy A. Sutherland Index