Key Concepts in Tourist Studies provides a focused, quick reference guide for students exploring the fast growing and diverse field of tourist studies.Chosen by experienced teachers and researchers each concept defines, explains and develops a key topic in tourism and will act as a springboard for further reading and debate. This is an essential resource for all students of tourism.

Ethical Tourism

Ethical tourism

Ethical tourism is a form of tourism that has been specifically designed to encourage both the tourism industry and tourists to consider the ethical implications of their actions and avoid participation in activities which contribute to ethical abuses in tourism destinations.

In the widest sense, ethics is a strand of the study of philosophy that is concerned with what is right and what is wrong. The application of ethics to the business and practice of tourism has a fairly recent history and ethical tourism is often closely associated with the concepts of sustainable tourism and ecotourism, both of which are focused on the impacts that tourism may have on the wider context within which it operates. Ethical tourism, therefore, is a form of ...

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