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Session8 04 Marion Etienne

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Presentation made at the Sustainable Tourism in Small Island Developing States conference, 23-24 November 2017, Seychelles. A partnership of the Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Foundation, IUCN WCPA Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group, University of Seychelles, Paris Tourism Sorbonne (IREST), and Global Sustainable Tourism Council.

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Session8 04 Marion Etienne

  1. 1. Sustainable Tourism as a Tool for Employment and Reducing Poverty in SIDS Marion Etienne Master in Sustainable Tourism management University of Seychelles
  2. 2. Conference on SIDS Lessons learned for Seychelles? Financial and economic benefits of tourism in protected areas Equity in revenue sharing - Better ownership of protected areas Sustainable destination management Reward good practices as local champions but how? Need for survey/awareness campaign amongst operators Impacts on biodiversity of protected area tourism Visitor citizen to be extended Tourism concessions and partnerships from financial incentives to economic prospective / transparency Community-benefits Incorporation/ Empowerment - Transform the visit into an experience Sensitization and Awareness of both visitors and residents Change the vision - Sustainability is not only about environment Employment and Training in Sustainable Tourism Bottom up preferred to Top down

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