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Trends in Eco-accommodation Worldwide - May 2018

“The eco-accommodation sector is one of the most familiar market expressions of sustainable tourism, and by now it has achieved a measure of longevity and durability that speaks volumes about its place in the tourism industry.”
- Jessica Kelly, Senior Tourism Analyst

This Report looks at the following areas:

  • What are the definitions and descriptions that provide an overview of eco-accommodation and where does the eco-accommodation sector lie in the life cycle of markets?
  • What are the key assessments and trends that can be drawn from analyses of three select national markets that have a strong association with the eco-accommodation sector?
  • Through examination and assessment of some of the key eco-accommodation market influences, what are the issues of primary importance in eco-accommodation marketing, the significant trends, key marketing tactics and demographic characteristics that are of signal relevance to eco-accommodation marketing?
  • What will be some of the key issues, trends and matters of importance in the future of eco-accommodation?

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Table of contents

  1. Introduction

    • Data Sources

      • Overview

          • Definitions and descriptions
            • Eco-accommodation
              • Ecotourism
                • Sustainable tourism
                  • Associated sectors
                    • Adventure tourism
                      • Agritourism
                        • Community-based tourism
                          • Marine tourism
                            • Rural tourism
                              • Scuba-diving
                                • Eco-accommodation’s position in the market life cycle
                                  • Early-phase market characteristics
                                    • A maturing sector
                                      • Mature-phase market characteristics
                                        • Remaining early-stage inclination
                                        • Economics of International Eco-accommodation

                                            • Global tourism
                                              • Global economic indicators
                                                • Figure 1: Select economic metrics, global tourism, 2007-20*
                                              • Myanmar
                                                • Ecotourism policy
                                                  • Tourist spending
                                                    • Figure 2: Key economic metrics, Myanmar, 2008-20*
                                                  • Visitor arrivals
                                                    • Figure 3: Overnighting tourist & day-visitor arrivals, Myanmar, 2008-20*
                                                  • Rohingya Crisis
                                                    • Key source markets
                                                      • Figure 4: Tourist arrivals by nationality, top 15 source markets*, Myanmar, 2009-20**
                                                    • Tanzania
                                                      • Sustainable tourism policy
                                                        • Key economic indicators
                                                          • Figure 5: Key economic metrics, tourism in Tanzania, 2007-20*
                                                        • Visitor arrivals
                                                          • Figure 6: International visitor arrivals, top 15 source markets*, Tanzania, 2007-20**
                                                        • Key source-market characteristics
                                                          • Costa Rica
                                                            • Market positioning
                                                              • Visitor arrivals
                                                                • Figure 7: International arrivals, by region of origin, Costa Rica, 2007-20
                                                              • Top source markets
                                                                • Figure 8: Top 30 source markets*, Costa Rica, 2007-20
                                                              • Air arrivals’ visitor characteristics
                                                                • Figure 9: International air arrivals, Juan Santamaria & Daniel Oduber Quirós international airports, select visitor characteristics by markets, 2015 & 2016
                                                            • Eco-accommodation Market Strategisation

                                                                • Specialist versus generalist markets
                                                                  • The understated way
                                                                    • Industry comment: Hans Pfister, The Cayuga Collection
                                                                      • Specialisation
                                                                        • Eco-luxe
                                                                          • Critical regionalism
                                                                            • Social connectors
                                                                              • Inside/outside mutualism
                                                                                • Packaging up the eco-accommodation experience
                                                                                  • Market evidence
                                                                                    • Figure 10: International air arrivals, Juan Santamaria & Daniel Oduber Quirós international airports, select trip characteristics by source markets, 2015 & 2016
                                                                                • Industry Insight

                                                                                  • Glenn Jampol, ecotourism hotelier and chair, The Global Ecotourism Network
                                                                                  • What Next?

                                                                                      • Extreme carbon cutting
                                                                                        • Soneva Fushi, Maldives
                                                                                          • Myanmar Stoves Campaign
                                                                                            • Food-services specialisation
                                                                                              • Health-conscious food
                                                                                                • Healthy eating market indicators
                                                                                                  • Vegan food
                                                                                                    • Jobs in tourism
                                                                                                      • Global tourism jobs creation
                                                                                                        • Marine plastic waste
                                                                                                          • Plastic bans and plastic pollution levies
                                                                                                            • An eco-accommodation potential response
                                                                                                              • Rewilding agricultural land
                                                                                                                • Knepp Estate Rewilding Project
                                                                                                                  • Rewilding tourism

                                                                                                                  Trends in Eco-accommodation Worldwide - May 2018

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