Historical context, development, structure of sustainably managed nature tourism and ecotourism. Definitions, principles, concepts and issues. Business and tourism management implications for ecotourism operations; ecotourism/nature tourism destinations; indigenous, community development reliant on the sustainable use of natural resources.
This paper will engage students and practitioners interested in working in areas related to nature-based tourism/ecotourism or protected-area management. Past graduates have worked for nature-based operators, local authorities and government agencies such as the Department of Conservation.
|Paper title||Ecotourism and Sustainable Development|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$863.25|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,276.80|
- 54 200-level points
- TOUX 306
- Schedule C
- Suitable for third-year and postgraduate students and for exchange students at third-year level and above.
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Tourism's website
- Teaching staff
- Dr Anna Carr
- Paper Structure
12 weekly lectures and a fieldtrip to an operation site.
- Teaching Arrangements
- One lecture for 1 hour and 50 minutes each week and a field trip.
- Fennell, D. (2015). Ecotourism: An Introduction. Routledge, New York.
Other readings as recommended in class.
- Course outline
The course outline will be available in the first class and available on Blackboard at the start of the paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking,
Ethics, Environmental literacy.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
- Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to
- Identify, critique and discuss the role of government and other stakeholders involved in ecotourism/sustainable nature tourism provision
- Examine and critique principles of sustainable development and their implications for nature-based tourism/ecotourism
- Critique the development of the ecotourism sector and its specific nature within the wider tourism industry
- Identify issues associated with ecotourism visitor operations and other relevant settings (eg indigenous or community development or political contexts)
- Critique ecotourism and sustainable management alongside case studies of nature-based tourism business operations