Entitled “Does sustainable tourism offer solutions for the protection of the rainforest?” this timely discussion investigates the prospects, successes and challenges that confront tourism in the Amazon as a solution for the protection of the rainforest.
The special issue was born out of activities organized by the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO) in observance of Destination Amazonia Year 2009. Guest editors Donald Sinclair, Coordinator for Tourism at ACTO in Brasilia, Brazil, and Chandi Jayawardena, Associate Dean at George Brown College, Toronto, Canada, explain: “This special issue focuses upon the strategies being employed by the seven Member Countries of ACTO to pursue the development of sustainable tourism in their Amazon regions. It draws together viewpoints, concepts and recommendations from the seven case studies and offers practical and powerful suggestions that should help shape the future direction of the tourism sector within the Amazon, an amazingly unique tourist destination in the world”.
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Articles include case studies of conservation and sustainable tourism in Bolivia, Ecuador, Guyana, Suriname, Columbia, Peru and Brazil. In these environment-
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