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Ecotourism Governance and Stakeholder Management: Prospects and Challenges (The Case of Panglao, Bohol Philippines)

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Asian Urban Research Group | Published : 2014

Abstract

In Southeast Asian countries, ecotourism plays an increasingly critical role in enhancing local economic activities and generating employment and livelihood opportunities. However, there have been concerns over how governments fail to sustainably manage tourism activities and address the negative effects on the natural environment. Local communities express how the influx of tourists is changing the patterns in local values system and gradually eroding their customs and traditions. This research narrates and examines the socio-economic conditions, environmental management concerns and governance issues in one major tourism area in the Philippines –Panglao Island, Bohol. It summarizes the ..

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