Tourism Publications

Manuals & Handbooks

Drumm, A. and A. Moore. 2005. Ecotourism Development: A manual for conservation planners and managers – Volume I: An Introduction to Ecotourism Planning (985KB PDF). The Nature Conservancy. Washington, DC. 96 p
Drumm, A., A. Moore, A. Soles, C. Patterson, and J. Terborgh. 2004. Ecotourism Development: A manual for conservation planners and managers – Volume II: The Business of Ecotourism Development and Management (2.229MB PDF). The Nature Conservancy. Washington, DC. 111 p.
Schwartz, S. 2006. Responsible Tourism Handbook (1.986MB PDF). Transitions Abroad. Bennington, VT. 93 p.
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) – Convention on Biological Diversity. 2003. Biological Diversity and Tourism: Draft guidelines for activities related to sustainable tourism development and biological diversity and case studies on the implementation of the guidelines (64KB PDF). Montréal. 30 p.
Center for Responsible Travel (CREST) – Responsible Giving Dos and Don’ts

Evaluations & Case Studies

The Nature Conservancy. 2009. Economic Valuation of Tourism in Peru’s Protected Areas (En Español :Valoración Económica del Turismo en el Sistema Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas por el Estado Un estudio de caso en cuatro Áreas Naturales Protegidas del Perú (PDF). Washington, DC. 84p.
Drumm, A. 2004. Evaluation of the Pilot Fee System at Eduardo Avaroa Reserve and Recommendations for the Bolivian Protected Area System (858KB PDF). The Nature Conservancy. Washington, DC. 45 p.
Brown, C. 2001. Visitor Use Fees in Protected Areas: Synthesis of the North American, Costa Rican and Belizean experience.
Benitez, S. 2001. Visitor Use Fees and Concession Systems in Protected Areas: Galapagos National Park case study. Ecotourism Program Technical Report Series No. 3. The Nature Conservancy. Washington, DC. 18 p.
Ecotourism Program Technical Report Series No. 2. The Nature Conservancy. Washington, DC. 61 p.
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) – Convention on Biological Diversity. 2003. Biological Diversity and Tourism: Draft guidelines for activities related to sustainable tourism development and biological diversity and case studies on the implementation of the guidelines (64KB PDF). Montréal. 30 p.
UN-WTO. 2001. Sustainable Development of Ecotourism: A compilation of good practices. UN-WTO. Madrid. 261 p.

Certification Standards & Practices

Honey, M., ed. 2002. Ecotourism and Certification: Setting Standards in Practice. Island Press. Washington, DC. 272 p.
Honey, M. and A. Rome. 2001. Protecting Paradise: Certification programs for sustainable tourism and ecotourism. Institute for Policy Studies. Washington, DC. 113 p.
Mader. R. and M. Epler Wood. 2006. Ecotourism Emerging Industry Forum. EplerWood International. Burlington, VT. 222 p.
Sustainable Travel International. n.d. User’s Guide to Sustainable Tourism. Boulder, CO.
This complementary tool to the Sustainable Tourism Ecocertification Program™ (STEP) may be used by companies that are not ready to pursue certification but are interested in sustainability. The User’s Guide is designed to assist travel providers with implementing sustainable business practices and to help them progress toward eco-certification. It provides practical tips on how to measure and manage business-related impacts while improving business operations.

Monitoring & Evaluation

Rome, A. 1999. Ecotourism Impact Monitoring: A review of methodologies and recommendations for developing monitoring programs in Latin America. Ecotourism Program Technical Report Series No. 1. The Nature Conservancy. Washington, DC. 52 p.
Tourism Operators Sustainable Tourism Development Initiative (UN-WTO, UNEP, UNESCO) (103KB PDF). Draft 2001. Sustainable Reporting Performance Indicators for the Tour Operators’ Sector. Paris. 43 p.
UN-World Tourism Organization (UN-WTO). 2004. Indicators of Sustainable Development for Tourism Destinations: A guidebook. UN-WTO. Madrid. 514 p.

Economic Benefits of Tourism

UN-WTO. 2002.Tourism and Poverty Alleviation. UN-WTO. Madrid. 115 p.
UN-WTO. 2002. Enhancing the Economic Benefits of Tourism for Local Communities and Poverty Alleviation. UN-WTO. Madrid. 60 p. p.

Local Authorities & Sustainable Tourism

UNEP-Tourism Programme. 2003. Tourism and Local Agenda 21 – The Role of Local Authorities in Sustainable Tourism. Paris. 60 p.
UN-WTO. 1998. Guide for Local Authorities on Developing Sustainable Tourism. UN-WTO. Madrid. 194