Recent years have witnessed an upsurge of interest in the concept of sustainable tourism. For the most part, attention has focused on defining the concept. Authors have reasoned that in order to achieve sustainable tourism, a sound understanding must first be gained of what the concept means. This article does not take issue with this general approach, but nevertheless argues that the time has now come to move on from defining sustainable tourism, to begin to consider how it may best be implemented in practice. An approach based on the methodology of environmental economics is suggested as a possible way forward.

 

Some suggestion about soustainable Tourism in Africa

Sub-Saharan African economies, ‘conventional’ tourism may be more suitable for the developed world than African countries. Suitable alternative perspectives of development in are suggested.

Wildlife tourism provides substantial benefits to local communities; it enhances their motivation for wildlife conservation (Kubo & Shoji, 2014Schwoerer et al., 2016). Previous studies have shown the potential demand for a wide variety of wildlife viewing (Richardson et al., 2014Steven et al., 2013). However, scarce research has addressed the uncertainty of wildlife sightings on such tours, even though it is a common and important challenge in tourism (Evans et al., 1996Meynecke et al., 2017Scott & Lemieux, 2010).

 

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Bwambale Rwamanyonyi

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One thought on “Beyond the rhetoric of sustainable tourism?

  • Stephen Saunders

    Bwambale, our bias here in the U.S. seems to be for conventional tourism. Our travelers still travel to foreign lands in order to say that they have “been there”, meaning geographically, an age-old motivation. Many of them are disappointed when what they experience is elated commercialism in a tight schedule.
    Others who travel to less-populated places are more likely to achieve an appreciation for the environment, culture, and as you state, wildlife. Only a few of our citizens travel to Africa, but of those who have, all speak highly of their experience.

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