Specific Knowledge for Managing Ecotourism Destinations

12 Pages Posted: 31 May 2012

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Dora Smolcic Jurdana

Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management

Date Written: April 20, 2009

Abstract

Management of ecotourism destinations is very demanding because of the specific and interdisciplinary knowledge that is necessary. Great knowledge, which consists of knowledge from human and natural sciences at the same time, emphasizes the need for permanent education, formal and informal of ecotourism destination managers. In should be generally stated that countries which have a great areas and resources for ecotourism development should create a specific program for education about the relevant and specific issues. Besides the availability of natural resources, knowledge is for sure the most important and basic element of ecotourism destination competitiveness improvement. In general these statements are applicable to all destinations which attractiveness arises from the quality and uniqueness of natural resources.

Keywords: sustainable development, ecotourism, natural resources, knowledge

JEL Classification: L83

Suggested Citation

Smolcic Jurdana, Dora, Specific Knowledge for Managing Ecotourism Destinations (April 20, 2009). Tourism & Hospitality Management, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 267-278, 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2070103

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