Following the popularization of the concept of sustainable development as a management concept by the publication of the World Commission on the Environment and Development (WCED) “Our Common Future”, a growing proportion of the tourism research has focused on the principles and practice of sustainable development.
Discuss the concept of Sustainability in Tourism Development.
Critically analyse the different stages of Butler’s model and discuss how far it can be used as a tool for tourism policy and planning in a destination. Use relevant exs to illustrate your arguments.
Define the concept of carrying capacity as applicable to tourism and analyse the different factors which render it dynamic. Support your answer with relevant exs.
Tourism development in many places has led to deterioration in environmental quality. The growth of tourism has prompted debate about environmental consequences and the desirability of further development.
Using relevant exs to illustrate your arguments to analyse the environmental consequences of tourism development.