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Sustainable development and tourism. Ecotourism: a popular slogan or a powerful tool?

Sustainable development and tourism. Ecotourism: a popular slogan or a powerful tool?

Sustainable development of the Lake Baikal region: a model territory for the world: 243-253

Ecotourism is defined and analysed as an instrument for facilitating the realisation of sustainable development. It is argued that ecotourism activities should be developed cautiously and only be encouraged if a number of requirements are met. Fields of activities for the promotion of ecotourism are presented, and a concept of Concerted Tourism Management (CTM) is introduced and discussed.

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