Tour guides developing urban ecotourism destinations

Jane Widtfeldt Meged, Anne Cecilie Lasa-Gonzalez

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Resumé

This paper proposes a research agenda where guides have a central role in cooperation with public and private key stakeholder in development of a scalable participatory model for sustainable urban ecotourism
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato2 okt. 2016
StatusUdgivet - 2 okt. 2016
BegivenhedTourism Naturally - Universitá di Sassari og Hotel Catalyuna , Alghero , Italien
Varighed: 2 okt. 20165 okt. 2016
https://sites.warnercnr.colostate.edu/tourism-conference/

Konference

KonferenceTourism Naturally
LokationUniversitá di Sassari og Hotel Catalyuna
LandItalien
ByAlghero
Periode02/10/201605/10/2016
Internetadresse

Emneord

  • Urbac Eco tourism
  • guides
  • Entrepreneurship

Citer dette

Meged, J. W., & Lasa-Gonzalez, A. C. (2016). Tour guides developing urban ecotourism destinations. Abstract fra Tourism Naturally , Alghero , Italien.
Meged, Jane Widtfeldt ; Lasa-Gonzalez, Anne Cecilie. / Tour guides developing urban ecotourism destinations. Abstract fra Tourism Naturally , Alghero , Italien.
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2016. Abstract fra Tourism Naturally , Alghero , Italien.

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Meged JW, Lasa-Gonzalez AC. Tour guides developing urban ecotourism destinations. 2016. Abstract fra Tourism Naturally , Alghero , Italien.