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This course aims to provide students an understanding and appreciation about ecotourism principles and management.hou The course contents Unit I Eco-tourism Tourism 16 hours
Introduction to Eco-tourism- Definition concept , Growth and principles Evolution of Eco-tourism Emerging concepts: Eco/rural agro/green/wilderness/special interest in Tourism Eco-tourism in Nepal- problems, prospects for sustainability . 17 hours
Unit II Managing Eco-tourism
Concept and planning of eco-tourism destination. Ecotourism Carrying capacity Ecotourism: a marketing perspective Stake holders in Ecotourism management Ecotourism- hosts, destinations and visitors management Economic issues in ecotourism management 5 hours
Unit III Impacts of Eco tourism Economic Impact Socio-cultural Impact Environmental Impact
Unit Iv Patterns and Strategies of Ecotourism in Nepal
Existing Pattern Future Ecotourism Direction and Destinations National Ecotourism Strategy Ecotourism planning – an integrated approach International and National cases of Ecotourism planning and Management Organizations working in the field of Ecotourism in context of Nepal
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