The Responsible Management of Ecotourism Experiences: Exploring Ecotourism Selfies

Moscardo, Gianna (2022) The Responsible Management of Ecotourism Experiences: Exploring Ecotourism Selfies. In: Agapito, D., Ribeiro, M.A., and Woosnam, K.M., (eds.) Handbook on the Tourist Experience: design, marketing and management. Research Handbooks in Tourism series . Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, Cheltenham, United Kingdom, pp. 151-165.

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An emerging theme in the discussions of managing the impacts of tourist experiences on destinations is the need to take a systems thinking approach to identifying the impact issues, challenges, and management options. This chapter will use the phenomenon of tourist selfies as a core element of contemporary experiences in the context of ecotourism. A systems model will be developed outlining how tourist selfies act as part of ecotourist experiences and how they are used to present ecotourist experiences to others. This systems approach will then be used to explore the ways in which ecotourist experiences can have both negative and positive impacts on their settings, to identify the challenges that these impacts generate for responsible management of ecotourism, and to suggest strategies and options available for managers of these types of tourist experience.

Item ID: 77835
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 9781839109386
Keywords: Ecotourist experience, interpretation, tourist selfies, management challenges, systems thinking
Copyright Information: © Dora Agapito, Manuel Alector Ribeiro and Kyle Maurice Woosnam 2022
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2023 00:55
FoR Codes: 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3508 Tourism > 350803 Tourism management @ 100%
SEO Codes: 11 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 1104 Tourism services > 110499 Tourism services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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