Global Leadership: Sustainable Tourism

by Richard Simpson


This paper explores the positive and negative impact of tourism on the Belizean natural resources and residents. Ecotourism is important to the survival of the natural resources and the Belizean tourism industry. Tourism that is sustainable benefits the natural resources, the tourists who seek out such resources, and the locals who provide the tourism services. Belize must pay close attention to the increasing impact of tourism. Developing a fee structure that goes directly to maintaining the natural resources and enforcing regulations is one significant step that can be taken to ensure ecotourism is successful in Belize. Tourism is important to the Belize economy, and the survival of the ecosystems that attract so much of the tourism to the country is critical. Read more