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A user-friendly method for monitoring ecotourism trends in bulgarian pilot regions based on the results of the biodiversity conservation and economic growth (BCEG) project

Nesheva-Kiosseva, Ninel and Hickey, Robert (2011) A user-friendly method for monitoring ecotourism trends in bulgarian pilot regions based on the results of the biodiversity conservation and economic growth (BCEG) project. 1st International Conference on Tourism Management and Tourism Related Issues : Conference Proceedings, 1 . ISSN 2223-9014

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Abstract

Purpose: This study presents an attempt to create guidelines for user-friendly method for monitoring ecotourism trends in connection with a project of USAID, aimed at the development of ecological tourism in Bulgaria. Motivation: Our motivation for writing this article is our desire to pay attention ecological tourism in Bulgaria. We want to put a discussion on the introduction of more adequate methods of measuring environmental impacts and economic growth at regional level (especially when it comes to small and less developed regions). Created by international organizations methodology is too complicated and makes it impractical and unusable in small and inadequate administrative capacity regions. We want to draw attention to the need to discuss more flexible and differentiated policy of the state of eco-tourism and opportunities for application of certain accounting options that would benefit its development in Bulgaria. It would be beneficial for the correct measurement of the environmental effects of economic growth in relation to eco-tourism and would allow for more adequate and efficient management of ecological tourism activities. Designs/methodology/approach: The methods of analysis used include accounting analysis, statistics, and institutional methods. The study examines a real example of ecotourism projects. The basic data on which the present survey built consist of official documents and statistics that are publicly accessible. Findings: For the less developed regions, the monitoring and reporting systems of the economic and environmental benefits of ecotourism should be simplified, but consistent with the general principles of accountability and monitoring. Along with this, they should reflect the contributions of the most important organizational forms in creating economic growth and conservation. Research limitations/implications: Not all necessary survey data are publicly available or collected. This situation required the use of scientific methods of analysis to eliminate the lack of data. Paper type Research paper JEL: M 41, H 83, P 28, Q56, L 83

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Economic and business Administration > Accounting
Economic and business Administration > Economic policy. Management. Marketing
ID Code:1001
Deposited By: Assoc.Prof.PhD Ninel Nesheva-Kiosseva
Deposited On:24 Jan 2012 06:46
Last Modified:07 Oct 2013 06:56

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