The Communities and Tourism
Conference took place online in March 2002.
ABOUT THIS CONFERENCE
The event was hosted by Planeta.com
and co-sponsored by ECOCLUB.com,
Centre for Ecotourism Research, Sustainable
Abroad and TravelMole.
Our discussion examined the complex interaction within rural
and urban communities and their relationship to tourism culture
November 2001: Conference Announced; Online Forum
Jan-March 2002: Background readings posted to Forum
March 5-8: Conference opens, Introductions are posted;
March 26: Conference Closes
March 27-29: Administrative Matters; Final Observations
2004: Presentation of Summary Document
Community Tourism - Ron Mader
Respond to Community Tourism Guide Survey
Heritage Tourism Strategy - Holly Quan
as a determinant of travel and focus for writing - Herb Hiller
Tourism in the Maya Forest - Ruth Norris
Tourism in Peru - Ross Mitchell
Tourism in Belize - Richard Mahler
with Mark Mann
Fair - Ron Mader
Tourism in the Sierra Tarahumara - Amy Anderson
San Nicolas Totolapan: A Millenium Review - Antonio Suárez
Based Ecotourism In The Panama Canal Watershed - Tara Lumpkin
Owned Venture Redefines Ecotourism
Zone of Silence - Andrea Kaus
Mountain Tourism: Practices for Linking Conservation with Enterprise
We asked participants to reflect upon the following questions:
What is community tourism?
What are the best case examples of community tourism?
How can local, regional and national governments, universities,
NGOs and media best assist community tourism?
How do communities benefit from tourism?
How do communities minimize negative impacts of tourism?
How can the Web be used to promote responsible travel to rural