Sustainable tourism allows for continuation of activity at the same level for future generations. It minimises the impact of activity on the environment; supports the livelihoods and culture of local people; manages resources to prevent depletion; and reduces the ecological footprint of industry.
Ecotourism is tourism directed towards exotic natural environments, intended to support conservation efforts and observe wildlife.
- Identify the problems created by tourism in Thailand
- List and describe the strategies used to manage and sustain the tourism industry.
Case Study: Ecotourism in UMPHANG, Thailand
strategies to manage and sustain the tourism industry
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- Scan the text, identify and highlight two alternative definitions of ecotourism. Add these to your notes.
- Read the rest of the document and add to your notes
ecotourism STRATEGIES // DIAMOND 9
- In groups, organise these management strategies to form a diamond.
- Most important at the top, least important at the bottom.
- Discuss each choice in your group. The goal here is discussion and debate of choices.
- Mix the groups and share your thoughts.
- Write a summary of your discussion and your top three choices for management of the Ecotourism industry in Umphang.
- Conduct research into an ecotourism destination in Thailand. Create a document explaining how to get there, the location of the town in Thailand with map and the details of the place to stay.
- Focus on what makes this an ecotourist destination and the lengths to which the accommodation meets the criteria of ecotourism.
- Share this with the group and decide which one is the best option for an ecotourism holiday.