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Sustainable tourism/Ecotourism questions
A. Hunter 1997.1. What is sustainable tourism and explain its relationship with sustainable development.
Ans: Sustainable tourism can be defined as a set of principles, policy prescriptions, and
management methods that create a path to develop tourism in such a way that the environmental
resource base of the tourism destination is protected for development in future. Sustainable
tourism is related to the parent them of sustainable development because it is also concerned
with tourism sustainability. Sustainable tourism in its own way contributed towards the goals of
sustainable development. There is a debate that sustainable tourism ignores certain goals of
sustainable development, but it is undeniable that sustainable tourism and sustainable
development do have a relationship and sustainable tourism contributes towards the goals of
2. What are the four sustainable tourism approaches Hunter explained in this paper? Explain
each of them with an example. Which approach you think is the best for sustainable tourism?
Explain why. (3pts).
Ans: The four sustainable approaches mentioned by Hunter in the paper are:
1. Sustainable development through“Tourism Imperative”: This approach gives importance
to the needs and desires of tourists and tourism operators. For example, in this approach
maximum efforts will be made to please the tourists so that they are completely satisfied
and the loss of natural resources will not be given importance, so this approach is not a
strong approach of sustainable tourism as it ignores the environment and gives
importance to tourism.