Christopher Warren MSc. PhD Candidate
founder and senior consultant for sustainable & responsible tourist accommodation
Tel: +61 (0)2 4465 1408

When is an ecotourism resort not ecotourism? When it is greenwashing

Ecotourism or greenwashing?

The term ‘ecotourism' is being applied to a tourism development which has ignited substantial public opposition in Southern New South Wales Australia and is potentially a significant decision for the NSW Regional Development Panel.

Intangible Cultural Heritage Tourism and its economic value to communities in rural Australia

UNWTO supported conference devoted to Responsible Tourism

This paper was delivered to tourism academics and professionals during the World Responsible Tourism Day seminars in London November 2014. My presentation commences at 41:30 minutes.

Examples of Aboriginal and early White Settler intangible cultural heritage are used to demonstrate tourism’s contribution in helping community resilience through conservation of stories, festivals and folklore. Details provide evidence of heritage's economic contribution to communities and the important role Legacy Tourists play in conservation and local economic development. 

How rural communities benefit from sharing stories: Tourism, Intangible Heritage conservation and Community Resilience


Paper presented at the World Travel Market/World Responsible Tourism Day 2013: London

What is tourism and heritage's economic contribution to conservation and communities? Currently Australia tourism research statistics indicate very broad figures, for example overnight expenditure at AUD$188 per night for Culture and Heritage Visitors compared to $159 per night by other tourists. Day Cultural and Heritage visitors spend $133 per excursion compared to $100 by other day visitors (Tourism Research Australia 2009)

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