Submission
ID 27485
 
Main Information
Title Rain Forest Tourism – Estimating the Benefits of Tourism Development in a new National Park in Madagascar
Description Travel cost and contingent valuation methods are applied to the problem of estimating the potential consumer surplus available to international nature tourists from a rain forest conservation project in Madagascar. Data are derived from surveys of nature tourists in Madagascar and international, nature tourism professionals in the U.S. and Europe. Typical trip travel cost models are used to estimate changes in nature tourists’ consumer surplus when a new national park is developed for nature tourism. The results are compared with contingent valuation analysis of the willingness-to-pay of nature tourists to include the new national park in their current trip to Madagascar.
Web Link www.nicholas.duke.edu/people/faculty/kramer/JForEc95.pdf
 
Additional Information
Authors Mercer et al.
Source Mercer, E.; Kramer, R.; Sharma, N. (1995): “Rain Forest Tourism – Estimating the Benefits of Tourism Development in a new National Park in Madagascar”, Journal of Forest Economics 1:2, 239-269. URL http://www.nicholas.duke.edu/people/faculty/kramer/JForEc95.pdf
Countries Madagascar
Ecosystems Forest Biodiversity
Regions Africa
Incentive Measures Economic Valuation
Keywords Tourism
Forest reserves
Protected areas
Protected forests
Travel cost valuation
Contingent valuation
 
 
  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme