Guidelines for planning and management of concessions, licenses and permits for tourism in protected areas

Tourism Planning and Management Program - University of Waterloo
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“Park tourism involves the provision of a wide variety of services to visitors, from food sales in stores to overnight accommodation and from tourist guides to recreational equipment. In order to better understand the concept of land conservation and tourism provision Eagles (2008) suggested considering three important concepts separate from each other: land ownership, the source of the money for management and the identity of the tourism provider. He identified three alternatives for resource ownership for parks and protected areas: 1) a government agency; 2) a non-profit institution; or, 3) a for-profit corporation. There are three broad categories of sources of income for parks and protected areas: 1) societal taxes; 2) user fees; and, 3) donations. There are four alternatives for the management institution: 1) a government agency; 2) a parastatal, which is a corporation owned or wholly controlled by government; 3) a non-profit corporation; or, 4) a for-profit corporation, either public or private. This approach leads to 36 possible combinations, of which 7 are commonly used".