Presentation on theme: "Tourism as a strategy for development in Vietnam How effectively has tourism benefitted people in Vietnam? What global scale issues are likely to threaten."— Presentation transcript:
Tourism as a strategy for development in Vietnam How effectively has tourism benefitted people in Vietnam? What global scale issues are likely to threaten the tourist industry in Vietnam? To what extent is tourism sustainable in Vietnam? How could another low income country use tourism as a strategy for development?
So…. How important is tourism as a development strategy for low income countries? EXAMINE
Ecotourism Learning objectives: To be able to define ecotourism (Evaluate the strategies designed to manage and sustain the tourism industry Key terms Ecotourism Sustainable tourism Futurity Sustainability quadrant Conservation Small scale
Recap What are the problems that Vietnam’s tourism industry bring?
The International Ecotourism Society Ecotourism: "responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well- being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education" (TIES, 2015). Education is meant to be inclusive of both staff and guests.
Principles of Ecotourism Ecotourism is about uniting conservation, communities, and sustainable travel. This means that those who implement, participate in and market ecotourism activities should adopt the following ecotourism principles: Minimize physical, social, behavioral, and psychological impacts. Build environmental and cultural awareness and respect. Provide positive experiences for both visitors and hosts. Provide direct financial benefits for conservation. Generate financial benefits for both local people and private industry. Deliver memorable interpretative experiences to visitors that help raise sensitivity to host countries' political, environmental, and social climates. Design, construct and operate low-impact facilities. Recognize the rights and spiritual beliefs of the Indigenous People in your community and work in partnership with them to create empowerment.
The Gambia – Ecotourism on a national scale? Create a country fact file 1.Describe the location 2.Describe the physical characteristics – Climate, natural resources, vegetation, ecosystems. 3.Identify the development characteristics