DEVELOPING AND SCREENING SUSTAINABLE TOURISM INDICATORS IN THE ILEALATAU STATE NATIONAL NATURE PARK
Mereke Sakypbek, Aliya Aktymbayeva
Pages: 361-374 Published: 1 Jun 2017
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Abstract: The concept sustainable tourism does not work without monitoring, assessing and implementing indicators for a destination. The idea of sustainability concept, have a well-established connection with the protected areas but has received limited attention. Consequently, the development of sustainable tourism indicators for the national parks have not developed conveniently. Tourism in protected areas produces benefits and costs for the local community, therefore the indicators help to identify both. This paper investigates the question of how to monitor sustainable tourism development in the Ile-Alatau state national park (hereafter the Park) in Kazakhstan. It describes some of the methodological tools used in the development of sustainable tourism development indicators. This paper is part of a PhD thesis and the research is not finished yet.