This thesis discusses ecotourism and sustainability in Costa Rica and how the tourism industry in those countries can improve efficiency and minimize their impact on the planet. It involves a combined proposed business plan, lustrating how a sustainably run ecotourism company can operate in each country. The thesis analyze, cultural, legal, biological, financial, and historical factors that would affect the success of a sustainable ecotourism in the due course of business in Costa Rica and Australia. The objective of this research is to examine the viability of these two markets and to create an understanding of management practices and create a knowledge base that will enhance business activities and foster good relations with local populaces. The methodology used are literary, field observations and qualitative research. The conclusion is that both countries have vast potential for market growth in sustainable ecotourism and it is highly recommended to invest and sustainably develop this industry within Costa Rica and Australia.
Key Phrases: Sustainable Ecotourism, Tourism, Sustainability, Costa Rica, Australia
|School:||The American University of Paris (France)|
|Department:||Cross-Cultural and Sustainable Business Management|
|Source:||MAI 56/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Management, Sustainability, Recreation|
|Keywords:||Australia, Costa Rica, Ecotourism, Sustainability, Tourism|
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