Funding ecotourism certification programs

Petrevska, Biljana and Deleva, Stefanija (2014) Funding ecotourism certification programs. Journal of Applied Economics and Business, 2 (2). pp. 92-104. ISSN 1857- 8721

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By becoming more familiarized with the importance of sustaining the ecosystem, one may find the necessity of introducing the ecotourism to the world’s industry. Despite numerous attempts to draw unique definition, one may say that it deals with the fact that urges responsibility while traveling to natural areas and conserves the environment, as well as improves the well-being of local inhabitants. The paper gives a snapshot on the ecotourism essentials and presents the importance of applying ecotourism certification programs. Moreover, the paper poses the general and specific objectives stated in the specific ecotourism accreditation programs. The basic financial obstacles, with which tourism enterprises are faced, are noted in addition. In this line, the types and mechanisms for funding, as well as the major financial “players” are elaborated. Finally, the paper concludes that tourism businesses, which have identified the necessity of certifying ecotourism programs, needs unconditionally to follow the ecotourism principles.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ecоtourism; Certification Program; Financing.
Subjects: Social Sciences > Economics and business
Divisions: Faculty of Tourism and Business Logistics
Depositing User: Biljana Petrevska
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2014 11:49
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2014 11:49

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