Webinar on ecotourism
On September 8, 2020, CFT researchers and the West Sweden Tourist Board participated in a webinar on ecotourism arranged by Reväst and the Center for Sustainable Development at University West.
Erik Lundberg gave an introduction to ecotourism including a definition, challenges and possibilities. Eva Maria Jernsand and Helena Kraff presented on the social aspects of ecotourism, particularly community-based tourism (CBT) and social enterprises involved in CBT and labour market integration. This was followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with all participants and the audience.
The link to the webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8D65h0gNOg
Look out for the two upcoming publications authored by Eva Maria and Helena, which were the basis for their talk:
Jernsand, E.M. & Kraff, H. (in-print).The role of community-based tourism initiatives in socio-economic development. In Walia, S (Ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Community Based Tourism Management.
Kraff, H. & Jernsand, E.M. (in-print). The roles of social enterprises in a Swedish labour market integration programme – opportunities and challenges for social innovation. Social Enterprise Journal.