Volume 1 Issue 3 October 2003 Applied Research Note 3

Ecotourism and the development of environmental literacy in Australia

by Garry G. Price (School of Tourism and Hospitality, La Trobe University )

It is contended in the paper that the environmental education component of ecotourism in Australia has the potential to facilitate change in environmental beliefs of clients. However, the main assertion of the paper is that there are significant barriers to the realisation of this potential, including obstacles that arise from the continuities which have dominated Australian society over the past two hundred years. It is argued that these obstacles need to be taken into account in the quest for more effective environmental learning within Australian ecotourism.
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