Framework Oriented Approach to Eco-Tourism

Framework Oriented Approach to Eco-Tourism

Sanjay Mohapatra (Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India) and Tripti Naswa (Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India)
Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 12
DOI: 10.4018/jgc.2013010105
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Abstract

This paper discusses an approach for eco-tourism. The paper also addresses the cost-benefit analysis of different parameters which can help in designing a framework. The principles of eco tourism emphasizes on the win-win situation for both the Commercial and Environmental concerns; with focus on creating alternatives for sustainable ventures. The framework designed has two-pronged approach: sensitization a profit oriented business operator towards stakeholders like Environment & Local community and second one being providing necessary professional guidance to an entrepreneur whose focus is mainly on local community & environment. The framework not only gives a concept of tourism project but also stresses on strategic plans for developing tourism infrastructure.
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Literature Review On “Framework Oriented Approach To Eco-Tourism”

We live in a world which is endowed with finite resources having competing uses. This requires us to make prudent choices from among the ways to utilize these resources. Here the specific reference is to natural resources. We derive these resources from our surroundings which we call as our environment. For the development of the human race, it was felt that we need to exploit these resources to their fullest to achieve greater growth, generally measured in terms of percentage increase in income, profits or gross domestic production (GDP) over the years. In the process, resource depletion occurred and further extraction of natural resources is putting an increasing pressure on the natural environment (Graeme, 2011). In addition to that, we also end up polluting these very resources, making them unfit or unavailable for use. Then there are issues on equity because certain groups of people have the access to the resources and contribute to their pollution, while there are many others who do not get access to natural resources for their development or they are forced to use the polluted resources (United Nations Millennium Campaign, 2010). Whatever the case may be, resource access and resource utilization are issues that are important for sustainable development.

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