Ecotourism certification programs: managing financing

Dimitrov, Nikola and Petrevska, Biljana and Serafimova, Mimoza (2018) Ecotourism certification programs: managing financing. In: 26th International Conference Ecological Truth & Environmental Research, 12-15 June 2018, Bor, Serbia.

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Ecotourism is a subcomponent of sustainable tourism and sustainable version of the primary tourism based on the nature, including various different elements of rural and cultural tourism in all its forms. The main intention is to achieve results and effects in terms of sustainable development. The paper gives a glance on financing ecotourism certification programs. In this line, it underlines the necessity of developing certified programs that measure different aspects of ecotourism. Moreover, the paper poses the general and specific objectives stated in the specific ecotourism accreditation program. The summarized findings present that small ecotourism enterprises lack financing along with missing appropriate information, technical capacity and capabilities to search for funding. More precisely, they are not sufficiently informed about the sources of financing ecotourism programs, and are not ready to take the debt without clear cost-benefit analysis. In this regard, one may assist them by creation of a public-private partnership in the field of ecotourism. Finally, the paper concludes that tourism businesses, which have identified the necessity of certifying ecotourism programs, needs unconditionally to follow standardized ecotourism principles.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Managing financing, Ecotourism, Certification, Tourism development
Subjects: Social Sciences > Other social sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Tourism and Business Logistics
Depositing User: Biljana Petrevska
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2018 13:07
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2018 13:07

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