Issues related to social, economic and environmental sustainability, including the third sector
Tourism development and conservation of the natural heritage have been and are still regarded as rather incompatible concepts. This article explains why this is not necessarily true: it is actually possible to create synergies between them in a destination.
Environmental sustainability and tourism development have always been regarded as incompatible or at least difficult to integrate in practice. This article explains a few strategies that have proven to be effective in both directions.
Beyond the first boom of ecotourism and sustainable tourism by the end of the last century, a new focus is necessary to keep on achieving the goals for which it was conceived.
While it is usually said that tourism activity is a threat to the conservation of environmentally fragile areas, the truth is that these areas rely on tourism as the main source of revenue, and that it does not pose any threat when it is properly managed.