12.BOOKS & RESEARCH

AUTHOR/ EDITOR of BOOKS

Hitesh Mehta is responsible for writing/editing the two seminal books on planning/design  and guidelines for  Ecolodge Development. His latest book- Authentic Ecolodges is the first coffee-table book in the field of sustainable tourism.  Hitesh Mehta’s first book – International Ecolodge Guidelines is now used as a text-book in several universities and colleges around the world.


2010

2009

  • “Wild Beauty Accommodations– Montenegro ” – published by GTZ, Germany.

2002


AUTHOR AND CO-AUTHOR OF CHAPTERS in BOOKS

2012

  • “Small Island Sustainable Planning; A Case for West Caicos” ” in the book “Responsible Tourism: Critical issues for conservation and development”, Editors: K. Bricker, R. Black,  S. Cottrell,  Earthscan Publishing, London.

2012

  • “Ecotourism Planning and Ecolodge Design In China” in the book “Tourism planning and design in China”   by Jenny Tang

2008

  • “Ecotourism in Madagascar: How a Sleeping Beauty is finally awakening” in the book “Responsible Tourism: Critical issues for conservation and development”, Earthscan Publishing, London.

2007

  • “Towards an International Ecolodge Certification” –in the book “Quality Assurance and Certification in Ecotourism” -published by CARI, Australia.

2006

  • “ Lodge du Grouped de Ngwesie” –in the book “Le Guide des Destinations Indigenes” -published by Esprit, France.

2004

  • “Visual Impacts in Tourism”. in the UNWTO Book – “Indicators in Sustainable Tourism” published in Madrid, Spain.

2004

  • “Oman Declaration on Built Environments for Sustainable Tourism” –UNESCO

2002

  • “Site planning” and “Architecture Design” in the International Guidelines Book, published by TIES, Washington DC.

2002

  • “Cairns Charter on Partnerships for Ecotourism” – Ecotourism Australia

1999

  • “Ecotourism and Environment Handbook” – PATA, California.

1994

  • Provided research for a chapter in “People Places” – Clare Cooper Marcus.


RESEARCH PAPERS WRITTEN AND PRESENTED AT CONFERENCES

2012

  • “Small Island Sustainable Planning; A Case for West Caicos”

2011

  • “Why Recreational Hunting and Fishing is NOT Ecotourism”

2010

  • “Greening China one day at a time”

2003

  • “North West Point Sustainable Tourism Plan” for UNESCO World Heritage Convention Virtual Congress

2002

  • “The Sacred Cow in Ecotourism Planning”

1998

  • Provided research for a chapter in “People Places” – Clare Cooper Marcus.

1996

  • “Decay of Nairobi Urban Open Space”

1995

  • “Lodge Design in Kenya : Working towards a new paradigm”

1994

  • “Sustainable Design and Technology”

1993

  • “Building Technology in Kenya: The Challenge”


ARTICLES WRITTEN IN MAGAZINES AND NEWSLETTERS

2012

  • “Towards an Authentic EcoArchitecture in Kenya ”, AAK  Magazine

  • “Eco marries Luxury”, Bon Vivant Concierge

2010

  • “Authentic Ecolodges”, Culture Magazine

2009

  • “Faint Footprints”, Discovery Channel Magazine

2009

  • “Ecodesign in Rural and Remote Australia”, Segra On-Line Magazine

2006

  • “Going Green”, Courier Magazine

2009

  • “The Ahimsa of Ecotourism”, Jain Spirit Magazine

2000

  • “Community Empowerment through Planning” Green Hotelier Magazine

1999

  • “Here be Ecolodges” – Quarterly News letter of The International Ecotourism Society


PEER REVIEW OF FOLLOWING BOOKS and PAPERS

2012

  • “Managing the balance between nature conservation and tourism” – PAN Parks – Authors: Stuart Cottrell and Jana Raadik-Cottrell   in the book “Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism:  Transitioning into the New Millennium” – Author (s): K. Bricker, R. Black,  S. Cottrell

2008

  • “Ecotourism and Sustainable Development: Who owns paradise?” – second edition – Martha Honey (2008). Island Press.

2005

  • “Saving Paradise, the story of Sukau Rainforest Lodge” – Albert Teo

2004

2003

  • “Marine Ecotourism Guidelines” – Elizabeth Halpenny.

2003

  • “The Business of Ecolodges” – Edward A. Sanders and Elizabeth Halpenny.

2000

  • “Rethinking National Parks for the 21st Century” – National Park Service, USA

2000

  • “Designing Tourism Naturally” – Western Australia Tourism Commission

1999

  • “The Green House Effect – An integrated approach to sustainable tourism and resort development” – Sweeting J, Bruner A. (2000). Conservation International.

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