(a) Free Downloadable Publications
EplerWood Report, "Evaluating Ecotourism as a Community and
Economic Development Strategy."
Outlines a detailed approach for donor institutions to monitor and
evaluate their sustainable tourism investments
Department of the Environment & Heritage (Australia),
"Steps to Sustainable Tourism"
66-page 'how-to' guide prepared with the assistance of the tourism
industry, academics and heritage managers.
Inter-American Development Bank Seminar, "Orienting Tourism
Development to Achieve Sustainability Outcomes in Latin America and
Seminar Presentations available
Gabriela Silva & Marc E. Mc Dill, "Barriers to
Ecotourism Supplier Success: A Comparison of Agency and Business
of Sustainable Tourism, Vol 12, No. 4, 2004
Finds that agencies have low expectations regarding the future
role of ecotourism businesses in the local economy.
Jorge Rivera, "Institutional pressures and voluntary
environmental behavior in developing countries : evidence from the
Costa Rican hotel industry"
Society and natural resources 17 (9, 2004) : 779-797
Findings suggest that voluntary environmental programs that include
performance-based standards and third-party monitoring may be
effective in promoting beyond-compliance environmental behavior when
they are complemented by isomorphic institutional pressures exerted by
government environmental monitoring and trade association membership.
Xavier Labandeira, Jose M. Lageaga, Miguel Rodriguez "Green
tax reforms in Spain"
European environment 14 (5, 2004) : 290-299
Argues that a tax on CO2 emissions, with a simultaneous reduction in
social security contributions, provides both environmental and fiscal
Environmental Impacts of Ecotourism, Ecotourism Book Series, Volume 2
Edited by R Buckley, International Centre for Ecotourism Research,
Griffith University, Australia, August 2004 416 pages, Hardback 0 851998100
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New Horizons in Tourism: Strange Experiences and Stranger Practices
Edited by T V Singh, Centre for Tourism Research and Development,
September 2004 240 pages, Hardback 0 851998631
UNESCO Free Software Portal
Features selected open source software
African Digital Library
A free online digital library for residents of Africa containing over
8,000 full-text eBooks.
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