Several ecoplan:net papers and publications are available for electronic or print distribution. Our staff will make an effort to bring at least one new paper on line each month.
The following texts are available for immediate electronic delivery:
Bahamas Sustainable Tourism Development Policies
These policies are considered one of the most comprehensive in the world and contributed to the Bahamas receiving the 1996 Green Globe Achievement Award.
Ecodesign Criteria and Development of the Ecolodge
This 28 page paper also includes a comprehensive list of design principles and development/operations criteria as well as the step by step process of preparing a business plan and marketing strategy.
Ecotourism and the Gateway Community Concept
This paper was prepared for the 'Premiers 1999 Economic Summit' and explores the combined natural and cultural dimensions of the ecotourism. Building on the original Greek definition of the word 'oikos', the derivation of the word 'eco', this paper expands on the role of the community in ecotourism development.
Sustainable Tourism Development Principles and Practices
James was asked to contribute the chapter on Sustainable Tourism Development for 'The Encyclopedia of Hospitality and Tourism' published by Van Norstrand Rienholt, New York, NY.
He developed a set of seven principles to be integrated into the Sustainable Planning Process.
An Action Strategy for Sustainable Tourism Development, Canada
This document was originally prepared for Tourism Canada, as part of the GLOBE 90 (Global Opportunities for Business and the Environment) Conference.
This paper, which was written by the Tourism Steam Coordinator, James Mac Gregor became Canada's first Policy Statement on Sustainable Tourism.
Available in English and French.
The Economic Value of Protected Areas
This paper, which was prepared for the Speaker of the House - Canadian Parliament and the Canadian Wildlife Federation, describes the various short and long term benefits of protected areas and parks. The paper was used to accelerate the process of completing Canada National Park System by 2000.
Preparation of A National Sustainable Tourism Development Plan, Keynote Address, Yale University
This address identifies the diversity of stakeholders involved in the Sustainable Tourism Planning Process. It also questions the real and perceived impacts of ecotourism while promoting green management practices throughout the tourism industry.
'Plainfication et Formation en Ecotourismé et aires Protégées'. - Madagascar
Soumis à United States Agency for International Development pour Tropical Research and Development, Inc. par ecoplan:net ltd.
Available in French and English
Other publications and conference papers which are available in print include:
- "Ecotourism Trends and Market Development Activities" for Interpretation Canada.
- "Ecotourism Development Criteria". Ecotourism Workshop, Department of Economic Development and Tourism, New Brunswick.
- "Trends in Aboriginal Tourism", The Travel Research Association (International), Conference, Whistler, BC.
- Madagascar Ecotourism Planning and Development, Fianarantsoa, Madagascar.
- Winter Ecotourism in Canada, Winter Cities Conference, Yellowknife, NWT.
- "Oregon Ecotourism Planning Process" Baker City, Oregon, USA
- "Green Management for the Resort Industry", Philippine National Tourism Conference, Manila.
- "Tri-County Ecotourism Strategic Planning Process" Washington and Oregon States, Greater Astoria Chamber of Commerce.
- "Ecotourism Planning on the Oregon Coast", Oregon Governors Tourism Conference.
- Tourism and the Land - Building a Common Future, Conference Moderator, Whistler Centre for Business and the Arts.
- "Northern Opportunities for Tourism Businesses" - Burns Lake,Conference, Tourism Development Workshop, Ministry of Tourism, Trade and Development, BC.
- "Preparing a Corporate Green Strategy for the Travel Industry", the Travel Research Association, (TTRA).
- "A Newfoundland/Labrador Ecotourism Strategy", Keynote address, Labrador in the '90's Conference, Goose Bay, Labrador.
- "Transitions and Trends in the Japanese Consumer" The Pacific Challenge Conference, Vancouver.
- Handbooks to the Modern World,. "The Economic Impact of Tourism in Canada", Facts on File, New York, New York.
- "Asia Pacific Tourism and the Japanese Traveller" presented to the Provincial Executive Directors, Industry, Science and Technology Canada.
- "Tourism Opportunities - The New Industrial Evolution" - Kiwanis International Vancouver.
- "A Marketing Strategy for Northern Tourism Regions," Travel Industry Association NWT, Inuvik, Northwest Territories.
- "Native Tourism in Canada - Economic Opportunities" for the Department of Indian Affairs, Vancouver.
- "Towards Native Self-Reliance - Renewal and Development," Moderator, Tourism Subtheme, Vancouver, BC.
- "The State of Visual Impact Assessment in Canada" - Environmental Science Lecture Series, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta.
- "The Future of the International Tourism Movement," the Worlds Future Society World Conference, Toronto, Canada.
- Physical/Social Trends in the Delivery of Leisure and Human Services, published by the Recreation Society of Atlantic Canada, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
- "The Promotion and Sale of Leisure Products in the Post Industrial Era," prepared for Bombardier-MLW Ltd. (Recreation Products Group).
- "Future Scenario Forecasting for the Travel Industry in Latin America," presented at the International Symposium on Tourism and the Next Decade, and published by the George Washington University, Washington, DC USA
- "Latin American Tourism, Employment and Economic Opportunities" prepared for the Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce, Ottawa, Ontario.
- "The Process of Leisure and Open Space Master Planning, a Neighborhood Approach," presented to the Community Planning Association of Canada, Quebec.
- "The Continual and Dynamic Participation of the Public in the Leisure Planning Process," co-authored, published by the Canadian Congress on Leisure Research, Ottawa.
- "The Phenomena of Human Motivation and Participation in the Planning Process," presented to the International Federation of Landscape Architects, Vienna, Austria.