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Applying the ecological footprint to ecotourism scenarios

Author: Colin Hunter and Jon Shaw
Organisation: Department of Geography and Environment, University of Aberdeen
Publish Date: January 2006
Country: Global
Sector: Environment
Method: Scenarios
Theme: Tourism
Type: Other publication
Language: English
Tags: ecological footprint, ecotourism, indicator, sustainable development, sustainable tourism

Academic interest in ecotourism has grown rapidly in recent years, fuelled by the increasing popularity of ecotourism holidays. This paper adopts ecological footprint (EF) analysis as a means of estimating the potential net EF of hypothetical international ecotourism scenarios involving air travel.
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