Monday, November 30, 2009

Country risk and ecotourism

Stories of storms, droughts and other local extremes bring about all kinds of varied reactions: relief aid, renewed political will to solve problems of poverty and environmental degradation, and, inevitably, jittery investors.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

What is responsible tourism?

I came across this review of Tourism and Responsibility: Perspectives from Latin America and the Caribbean. The purpose of this book in part is to account for the full host of externalities from tourism development, beyond those addressed directly in decision-making among private actors.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Size matters: Models of ecotourism development in Costa Rica

Can ecotourism protect the exotic destinations that we love? The answer is a qualified yes, according to an article in this month’s Environment, Development and Sustainability.