Twenty years on: The state of contemporary ecotourism research

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Title Twenty years on: The state of contemporary ecotourism research
Author Weaver, David Bruce; Lawton, Laura J.
Journal Name Tourism Management
Editor Chris Ryan
Year Published 2007
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Abstract The ecotourism literature is focused on market segmentation, ecological impacts of wildlife viewing, and community-based ecotourism, but there has been minimal attention to critical areas such as quality control, the industry, external environments or institutions even as the components and parameters of ecotourism are being extended. This imbalance, combined with the fragmentation and lack of integration within the literature, suggest that ecotourism, as a field of academic inquiry, is still in a state of adolescence
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2007.03.004
Copyright Statement Copyright 2007 Elsevier. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 28
Issue Number 5
Page from 1168
Page to 1179
ISSN 0261-5177
Date Accessioned 2008-07-30
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Institute For Tourism
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject PRE2009-Tourism Management; PRE2009-Tourism Resource Appraisal
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/26545
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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