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front cover imageEcotourism and Sustainable Development: Who Owns Paradise? 2nd ed. (Island Press, 2008).

A comprehensive overview of worldwide ecotourism within specific political and economic contexts, in which Dr. Martha Honey reexamines for the second edition the same six nations she evaluated in the book's first edition: Costa Rica, The Galapagos Islands, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zanzibar.

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Please note: Due to a publishing error, on the back cover of some copies of the Second Edition, Dr. Honey is erroneously listed as the Center's "Executive Director". At the time of publication, Dr. Honey was a Co-Director, along with Professor William H. Durham of Stanford University. The publisher and Dr. Honey regret the error.

front cover imageback cover imageEcotourism and Conservation in the Americas (CABI publishing, 2008).

This inter-disciplinary book examines the positive and negative aspects of ecotourism for communities and ecosystems throughout the U.S. and Latin America, incorporating the experiences of policy makers, business owners, and academics involved in ecotourism.

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tantBusiness and Public Policy (Cambridge University Press, August 2010).

It is increasingly common for businesses to face public policies and government regulation that demand some form of environmental or social protection. These protective public policies have grown in number, complexity, and stringency over the last few decades, not only in industrialized countries but also in the developing world. In this book, Jorge Rivera presents a new theoretical framework for undestanding the relationship between protective public policies and business compliance in terms of three distintc factors: the link between the stages of protective public policies, and different levels of business resistance, the effect of country context, and the effect of firm-level characteristics. The second part of the book supports and elaborates on this framework by presenting empirical studies that examine two voluntary environmental programs: the US ski industry's Sustainable Slopes Program and the Certification for Sustainable Tourism in Costa Rica.

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tantTourists and Tourism, A Reader (Waveland Press, Inc, 2010).

Sharon Bohn Gmelch is a professor of anthropology at the University of San Francisco and at Union College. Tourists and Tourism was inspired by the anthropology course she teaches on tourism and by the desire to bring together a collection of engaging readings that capture the diversity amd importance of tourism research.

Don't miss Chapter 23 when CREST's Co-director Martha Honey contributes in an essay titled: Giving a Grade to Costa Rica's Green Tourism.


qualityQuality Assurance and Certification in Ecotourism(Cab International, 2007)

Edited by R. Black and Alice Crabtree, Quality Assurance and Certification in Ecotourism presents a range of perspectives relating to the ecotourism industry.

Co-director Martha Honey contributes the foreward.



tourTourism and Protected Areas, Benefits Beyond Boundaries (Cab International, 2007)

Edited by Robyn. Bushell and Paul F.J. Eagles, Tourism and Protected Areas is a comprehensive record of the tourism issues discusses at the IUCB World Parks Congress held in Durban, South Africa.

Co-director Martha Honey of CREST authors The Role of Certification and Accreditation in Ensuring Tourism Contributes in Chapter 12.


Ecotourism Development in India. Communities, Capital and Conservation

Citation: Bhatt, S. and S. Liyakhat. 2008. Ecotourism Development in India. Communities, Capital and Conservation. Centre for Environment Education and Cambridge University Press, New Delhi.

In this book, visiting Fulbright scholar Seema Bhatt presents a comprehensive and analytical perspective on the development of ecotourism in India.This book showcases the key policies and legal frameworks linked to ecotourism development at national and international levels. The consequences of large-scale models of ecotourism in terms of responses and impacts, both negative and positive are presented through select case studies. It is intended to facilitate effective formulation and implementation of conservation and development policies and practices.

This book will be useful for policy-makers, students of tourism, practitioners and civil society organisations.

Front cover imageBranded! How the 'Certification Revolution' is Transforming Global Corporations (New Society Publishers, 2007). In this book, author and CESD Board member Michael Conroy examines certification schemes and the broad effects they have on global financial markets and corporate activity.

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front cover imageDisappearing Destinations: 37 Places in Peril and What Can Be Done to Help Save Them (Vintage Publishing, 2008).

Kimberly Lisagor presents many famous tourist destinations currently threatened by human uses and natural phenomena: logging, mining, hunting, global warming, and even some forms of tourism itself. Areas mentioned include Tuvalu and other island nations, the national parks of the United States, ancient Inca ruins in Peru, and the Swiss Alps, all endangered and in need of protection from travellers and ordinary citizens alike.

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CSR in the Tourism Industry? The Status of and Potential for Certification, Codes of Conduct and Guidelines (article in PDF format).