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The elephant tourism business.

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This book draws attention to the need for a comprehensive and rigorous focus on local solutions to improve the welfare of captive elephants, their mahouts and local residents, and to enhance tourists' experiences of elephant tourism. It achieves this by critically reviewing recent research into elephant tourism, and providing contemporary analytical case studies of elephant tourism policy and prac...


Chapter 14 (Page no: 170)

Elephant tourism, the ABTA Animal Welfare Guidelines.

This chapter describes the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) welfare guidelines for the nutrition, environment, physical health and behaviour of captive elephants used in the tourism industry.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 19) Managing the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp: Eric Laws interviews John Roberts. Author(s): Laws, E.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 32) Pata and Jetwing: John Koldowski interviews Chi Lo and Senal Siriwardene. Author(s): Koldowski, J.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 38) The elephant in the room: an autoethnographic approach. Author(s): Sharma-Brymer, V. Brymer, E.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 51) Drivers of elephant tourism in Thailand. Author(s): Rittichainuwat, B. Scott, N. Laws, E.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 64) Visitor expectations and behaviours at elephant camps. Author(s): Chotmanakul, S. Ongkhluap, S.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 73) Alternative forms of elephant tourism. Author(s): Curtin, S. Day, C.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 85) Elephant visitor preferences and experiences in Sri Lanka. Author(s): Strödeck, R. Häusler, N.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 99) Moral tensions for elephant visitors. Author(s): Pabel, A. Mkono, M.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 111) The valuation of ethical encounters with elephants. Author(s): Cui QingMing Xu HongGang
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 123) Community collaboration, elephant conservation and protection. Author(s): Baker, L. Blaine, S. Winkler, R.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 134) Conservation-based elephant tourism: an importance- performance analysis. Author(s): Sumanapala, D. Galahitiyawe, N. W. K. Wolf, I. D.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 149) The effectiveness of elephant welfare regulations in India. Author(s): Sumanth Bindumadhav Alokparna Sengupta Shilpa Mahbubani
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 160) Elephant tourism conservation and the need for a new strategy: Thai stakeholder attitudes. Author(s): Ashton, A. S.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 179) A case study of elephant venue narratives. Author(s): Hobbs, J. D. Pattalung, P. N.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 191) The valuation of elephant sightings in protected areas. Author(s): Saayman, A. Saayman, M.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 204) Social media: a proxy voice for elephants. Author(s): Pongponrat, K. Chantradoan, N.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 219) Modernizing human-elephant interactions. Author(s): McLean, A.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 232) Validating a captive elephant welfare index. Author(s): Gurusamy, V. Phillips, C.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 247) Promoting elephant-friendly tourism. Author(s): Strien, M. van Schmidt-Burbach, J.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 259) The paradox of elephant-friendly tourism. Author(s): Daniel Turner Kusters, N.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 269) Postscript: COVID-19 and elephant tourism, a preliminary analysis. Author(s): Laws, E. Koldowski, J. Font, X. Scott, N. Angkawanish, T. Brask, N. Turner, D. Rittichainuwat, B. Rattanaphinanchai, S. Roberts, J.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 276) Conclusion. Author(s): Font, X. Scott, N. Koldowski, J. Laws, E.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • ABTA, London, UK.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2021
  • ISBN
  • 9781789245868
  • Record Number
  • 20203539880