As arguably the largest and fastest growing industry, the potential impacts of tourism are considerable. Devised by ecologists, ecotourism was seen as a way to prevent the destruction of the environment. Responding to increased interest and global competition, the tourism industry has not been slow to appropriate the term to describe a host of different experiences, markedly different from its origins. The revised and updated edition of Ecotourism provides a broad introduction, including: * the relationship of ecotourism to the broader tourism literature * history, definition and typologies of ecotourism * social and ecological impacts of tourism * role of tourism policy, regulation, certification, accreditation and professionalism * economics, marketing and management of ecotourism * ecotourism programme planning * ecotourism and international development and the role of community development * the role of ethics. The second edition incorporates new material on eco-labelling, environmental management and guiding. A new chapter has been added on programme planning and coverage of environmental impacts and community-based management has been strengthened. The book also incorporates new developments stemming from the World Ecotourism meeting in Quebec. New case-studies and examples have been added throughout, as well as annotated further reading.Fennell, David A. is the author of 'Ecotourism An Introduction', published 2003 under ISBN 9780415303651 and ISBN 0415303656.