Ecotourism as a tool for local sustainable development: The case of Burren, Ireland

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Author list: Ramazanova M, Tortella B D, Kakabayev A, Bulai M
Publication year: 2018
Journal: Lucrările Seminarului Geografic Dimitrie Cantemir (1222-989X)
Volume number: 46
Issue number: 2
Start page: 109
End page: 118
Number of pages: 10
ISSN: 1222-989X
Languages: English-Great Britain (EN-GB)


Ireland’s environment is a key resource in the tourism sector. Burren area in Ireland is becoming an increasingly popular destination, with both international and domestic travellers, where ecotourism is the main activity contributing to the development of the area. Considering this, it is becoming essential to better understand how ecotourism affects the lives of local people from economic and social perspectives, as well as the environment. Thus, this study aims to examine ecotourism development in the Burren and its contribution to local sustainable development. It presents the interview results with the key experts in ecotourism and recommendations towards sustainable development of the region. Furthermore, core indicators of sustainable tourism have been used to assess economic, social and environmental sustainability of the area.


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