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Ecotourism and Sustainable DevelopmentPosted: 09 Jul 2001
Who owns Paradise?
by Martha Honey
Island Press, Washington DC, 1999, US$25.00 pb
A readable and well-researched US-based analysis of the ecotourism business with case studies of the Galapagos Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Tanzania, Kenya and South Africa.
The book scrutinises the main players - major funding bodies, industry associations, tourism corporations and conservation organisations.
What emerges is that much so-called ecotourism is really just commercial tourism with some green marketing thrown in - 'ecotourism lite' - although Honey also highlights examples of genuine ecotourism.