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Author : Mojca Arsenijevic & Marko Bohanec
School/Work Place : University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia (Mojca Arsenijevic), Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia (Marko Bohanec)
Contact : mojca.arsenijevic@p-ng.si
Year : 2008

In this paper we take the standpoint that environmental education and ecotourism are highly related and depend on each other, and that ecotourism cannot be achieved without proper environmental education. Furthermore, in order to achieve quality ecotourism, a proper management strategy and regime has to be designed and implemented. The management strategy involves a number of crucial decision questions, for example as how to: (a) imply best biodiversity conservation actions, (b) balance natural resource exploitation, (c) arrange and manage the infrastructure, (d) achieve simultaneously the locals assistance and tourists satisfaction, (e) substitute the lack of finances? Among these questions, we specifically address the problem of infrastructure management in protected mountain regions. We present a case study based on mountain huts in Slovenian Alps, for which we developed a decision support system. The system carries out an assessment of the current state-of-the-art and proposes possible management strategy improvements.


List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort Date
94 Think Tank VII Volunteer Tourism: Sustainable Innovation in Tourism, ... file 5371 Oct 13, 2013

This is a study of the relationships between two volunteer tourism host communities and the volunteer tourists who visit them. One is a declining rural community located in the Appalachian mountains of the United States. The other is in a ra...

Author: Nancy McGehee 

Year: 2007 

93 Think Tank XVIII Deconstructing mass tourism with “upscale, all-year-ro... file 5414 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: local residents, seasonality, mass tourism, sustainability, tourism development

Author: Tina Šegota 

Year: 2018 

92 Think Tank XIII Sri Lanka, Tourism for a Brighter Future? A Review of ... file 5432 Nov 06, 2013

Tourism is considered to have the potential to generate foreign exchange revenue, create jobs for all levels, support handicraft and export industries, promote art and subsidise the development of transportation infrastructure; as it’s a vec...

Author: Zilmiyah Kamble & Frederic Bouchon 

Year: 2013 

91 Think Tank XIII Striving for Environmental Sustainability through Soci... file 5536 Nov 06, 2013

The question how native societies cope with the increasing pressure of global values, such as sustainability, westernization and democratic institutions has been asked in the last decades (Smith, 1989; Honey, 1999; Nash, 2001; Honey, 2008). ...

Author: Peter Varga 

Year: 2013 

90 Think Tank XIV The Development of a National Tourism Research Agenda ... file 5560 Jun 26, 2014

A national research agenda identifies the research priorities that need to be addressed to “inform future policy and service delivery” by government and “for use by academics and practitioners to stimulate research, partnerships and collabor...

Author: Leo Jago & Margaret Deery 

Year: 2014 

89 Think Tank XIV Values in Tourism Higher Education: the Case of Europe... file 5576 Jun 26, 2014

The primary rationale for embedding values-based learning in tourism higher education is to engage students’ learning-to-learn and learning-to-be, rather than simply learning about a topic, such as tourism management or sustainability (Libur...

Author: Tanja Mihalič, Janne J. Liburd & Jaume Guia 

Year: 2014 

88 Think Tank V Tourism Education for Cambodia: A Case Study of its Fi... file 5705 Oct 13, 2013

This paper details the development, delivery and outcomes of a Masters course in Tourism Development that was delivered by the Royal University of Phnom Penh, with the assistance and support of the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and t...

Author: Ravi Ravinder 

Year: 2005 

87 Think Tank VI Hilton Environmental Reporting as a Tool of Corporate ... file 5705 Oct 13, 2013

This paper reports on the history, criteria and procedures within Hilton Environmental Reporting, a computerized reporting tool created by Addsystems for Hilton International. The development and implementation process of the upgraded versi...

Author: Paulina Bohdanowicz 

Year: 2006 

86 Think Tank X Sustainable Destination Management and the Marketing-P... file 5714 Oct 14, 2013

A traditional and widely held view is that a sustainable approach to destination planning and management ideally requires that marketing and product development are undertaken in an integrated manner. However, if we take just two activities...

Author: Tazim Jamal & Dianne Dredge 

Year: 2010 

85 Think Tank X Cultural-Touristic Network Altenkirchen – Perspective ... file 5726 Oct 13, 2013

Altenkirchen is situated in Westerwald/Raiffeisen region of Germany (between the cities of Bonn, Cologne, Mainz and Wiesbaden) and in addition to the 7,000 city inhabitants includes 42 municipalities with a further 24,000 people. It is a ci...

Author: Sanja Zerlauth & Dietmar Wiegand 

Year: 2010 

84 Think Tank V Reflecting or Directing Perceptions? Fox Media’s Respo... file 5742 Oct 13, 2013

Disasters at tourism destinations often receive extensive reporting in the news media, particularly when one or more of their own nationals are affected. From terrorism to natural disasters, the stories of tourists and, more recently, their ...

Author: Sue Beeton 

Year: 2005 

83 Think Tank XIII Measuring Tourism: Developing a Regional Level Framewo... file 5787 Nov 06, 2013

In the field of tourism impacts research it is often assumed that certain characteristics of tourism are related to the nature and extent of tourism impacts on the destination’s community well-being. However, a standard set of measures for t...

Author: Elena Konovalov, Laurie Murphy & Gianna Moscardo 

Year: 2013 

82 Think Tank XIV The Roles of the Public, Private and Voluntary Sector ... file 5863 Jun 26, 2014

Social tourism refers to initiatives that aim to include groups into tourism that would otherwise be excluded from it. The earliest definition of social tourism by Hunzicker (1951) described social tourism as ‘‘the relationships and phenomen...

Author: Lynn Minnaert 

Year: 2014 

81 OPA award Crisis Communications and Tourism Recovery Strategies ... file 5945 Oct 13, 2013

This paper describes the application of lessons and processes gleaned from previous crises and disasters to the tourism recovery process for the Maldives following the tsunami of December 26 th , 2004. An assessment of existing literature as...

Author: Jack Carlsen 

Year: 2005 

OPA: 2005 Outstanding Paper Award Winner 

80 Think Tank X How Fragile is Tourism Development in West Africa? The... file 5956 Oct 14, 2013

This case study complements recent research on FDI in tourism in African countries conducted by the United National Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). These projects aim to better understand the pro-development effects of tourism...

Author: Lee Davidson & Mondher Sahli 

Year: 2010 

79 Think Tank IX What do sustainable tourism researchers value? An anal... file 5964 Oct 13, 2013

Sustainable Tourism has emerged as a major field of specialisation within tourism and has been so pervasive that some have suggested that the field represents a fifth platform of tourism research, while others have argued that the field has...

Author: Pierre Benckendorff 

Year: 2009 

78 Think Tank XIII Understanding Sense of Place in Tourism Development: T... file 6017 Nov 06, 2013

This paper introduces the rationale for a study which explores the relationship between sense of place and sustainability at Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park (TARP), Sabah. Sense of place encompasses an understanding of the meaning bestowed ...

Author: Paulin Wong Poh Lin & Balvinder Kaur Kler 

Year: 2013 

77 Think Tank XIII The Paradox of poverty amidst the plenty of nature: co... file 6027 Nov 06, 2013

Rural communities in South Africa have not been active stakeholders in tourism development. Community awareness and involvement in the preservation of natural and cultural heritage through sustainable tourism development in selected areas ad...

Author: Felicité A. Fairer-Wessels 

Year: 2013 

» Think Tank VIII Environmental Education and Ecotourism: A Case Study o... file 6064 Oct 13, 2013

In this paper we take the standpoint that environmental education and ecotourism are highly related and depend on each other, and that ecotourism cannot be achieved without proper environmental education. Furthermore, in order to achieve qu...

Author: Mojca Arsenijevic & Marko Bohanec 

Year: 2008 

75 Think Tank VII Destination and Enterprise Management for a Tourism Fu... file 6101 Oct 13, 2013

A key element of a successful tourism industry is the ability to recognize and deal with change across a wide range of key factors and the way they interact. Key drivers of global change can be classified as Economic, Social, Political, Tec...

Author: Larry Dwyer, Deborah Edwards, Nina Mistilis, & Carolina Roman 

Year: 2007 

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