Tourism in Changing Natural EnvironmentsTourism in Changing Natural Environments



This book was originally published as a special issue of the journal Tourism Geographies.

Author: Natalie Ooi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429514715

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Page: 142

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Natural environments, and the human interactions that occur within, are continuously changing and evolving. This comprehensive volume explores how the impacts of climate change, natural and man-made disasters, economic instability, and other macro-environmental factors can have profound implications for local and global economies, fragile ecosystems, and human cultures and livelihoods. The authors examine the numerous ways in which changes in the natural environment impact tourism, and how the tourism industry is responding and adapting to such changes, in both developed and developing regions. Through the various case studies that examine human interaction within what are often fragile ecosystems, this book makes it clear that, while adaptation can be passive in nature, it can and should be much more proactive, with individuals and organizations seeking improved knowledge and learning. Such actions will contribute to greater resilience within the tourism industry, whether in response to climate change and its subsequent impacts, or an increasing scarcity of the natural resources upon which tourism relies. This book was originally published as a special issue of the journal Tourism Geographies.

Tourism in Changing Natural EnvironmentsTourism in Changing Natural Environments



Natural disasters can also bring about immediate changes to the environment in which tourism operates, with small island states in places like the Caribbean becoming increasingly prone to tropical storms and cyclones.

Author: Natalie Ooi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429511288

Category:

Page: 142

View: 448

Natural environments, and the human interactions that occur within, are continuously changing and evolving. This comprehensive volume explores how the impacts of climate change, natural and man-made disasters, economic instability, and other macro-environmental factors can have profound implications for local and global economies, fragile ecosystems, and human cultures and livelihoods. The authors examine the numerous ways in which changes in the natural environment impact tourism, and how the tourism industry is responding and adapting to such changes, in both developed and developing regions. Through the various case studies that examine human interaction within what are often fragile ecosystems, this book makes it clear that, while adaptation can be passive in nature, it can and should be much more proactive, with individuals and organizations seeking improved knowledge and learning. Such actions will contribute to greater resilience within the tourism industry, whether in response to climate change and its subsequent impacts, or an increasing scarcity of the natural resources upon which tourism relies. This book was originally published as a special issue of the journal Tourism Geographies.

Environment and TourismEnvironment and Tourism



This second edition of Environment and Tourism reflects changes in the relationship between tourism, society and the natural environment in the first decade of the new century.

Author: Andrew Holden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134148783

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Page: 304

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This second edition of Environment and Tourism reflects changes in the relationship between tourism, society and the natural environment in the first decade of the new century. Alongside the updating of all statistics, environmental policy initiatives, examples and case studies new material has been added. This includes two new chapters: one on climate change and natural disasters and the other on the relationship between tourism and poverty. These themes have direct relevance, not only to tourism, but are reflective of the wider relationship between nature and society, a thesis that contextualizes this book. Tourism is also analyzed as an interconnected system, linking the environments of where tourists come from, with the ones they go to. Taking a holistic view of the tourism system and how it interacts with the natural environment, this volume illustrates the positive and negative effects of this relationship, and importantly how tourism can be planned and managed to encourage natural resource conservation and aid human development. It is an invaluable tool for all those studying human geography, tourism and environment studies.

The Routledge Handbook of Tourism and the EnvironmentThe Routledge Handbook of Tourism and the Environment



Introduction 31. Eco-Tourism 32. Nature-Based Tourism 33. Wildlife Tourism 34. Agritourism: In Between Rural change, Tourism Restructuring and Environmental Imperatives 35. Slow Travel 36. Responsible Tourism: Whose Responsibility? 37.

Author: Andrew Holden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415582070

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Page: 601

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The Routledge Handbook of Tourism and the Environmentexplores and critically evaluates the debates and controversies inherent to tourism’s relationship with nature, especially pertinent at a time of major re-evaluation of our relationship with the environment as a consequence of the environmental problems we now face. It brings together leading specialists from range of disciplinary backgrounds and geographical regions, to provide state-of-the-art theoretical reflection and empirical research on this complex relationship and future direction. The book is divided in to five interrelated sections. Section one evaluates the philosophical basis, rationale and complexity of what is meant by the term ‘environment’ considering the major influences in the construction of how we understand our surroundings and the types of values we place upon them. Section two evaluates the types of eco-systems that are used as natural resources for tourism and the negative and positive impacts upon them. Section three evaluates relevant environmental policy and management mechanisms for the impacts of tourism on the natural environment. Section four focuses on the changing tourism-environment relationship, and the types of tourism that have become established in the tourism industry, market and policy. Section five, analyzes contemporary and future issues of the tourism-environment relationship, based upon themes of environmental and social welfare. This timely book will provide an invaluable resource for all those with an interest in tourism’s relationship with the natural environment, encouraging dialogue across disciplinary boundaries and areas of study. The book is international in its focus, emphasizing that issues of tourism and the natural environment are not only localized but transcend national boundaries that sometimes require both international and global responses. This is essential reading for student, researchers and academics of Tourism as well as those of Geography, Environmental Studies and Development Studies.

Nature TourismNature Tourism



This book will offer significant insight into nature-based tourism and its future development. It will be of interest to upper-level students, researchers and academics in tourism, environmental studies, development and sustainability.

Author: Joseph S. Chen

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317334675

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Page: 220

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In recent decades, the fast rise of emerging economies, like the BRICS nations, has propelled the growth of tourism worldwide. Meanwhile, a plethora of nature destinations has been developed to meet the diverse needs of the new wave of demand from emerging economies and to entice existing tourists from advanced and rich economies. Nature Tourism augments the current literature on the benefits and pitfalls in recent developments of nature tourism, tracing the history in development, highlighting the ecological impacts and showcasing the current practices in nature tourism, along with discussions on specific tourist markets from holistic viewpoints embracing lessons learned from various destination nations and continents across the globe. A host of topics with global significance will be explored such as the effect of climate change on nature tourism, technological innovation in managing nature tourism, visitor management in nature tourism and market positioning in a highly competitive environment. These are reviewed in a wide range of countries from USA/Canada, South America, Scandinavian countries, the Swiss Alps, Middle-East countries, Africa, China and Australia/New Zealand. This book will offer significant insight into nature-based tourism and its future development. It will be of interest to upper-level students, researchers and academics in tourism, environmental studies, development and sustainability.

Sustainable Tourism VSustainable Tourism V



Tourism has become a major international industry, with many countries all over the world relying on the income it produces.

Author: F. D. Pineda

Publisher: WIT Press

ISBN: 9781845645946

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Page: 404

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Tourism has become a major international industry, with many countries all over the world relying on the income it produces. Its economic advantages as a major source of finance and employment leads to its active promotion by governments and other institutions, independent of the consequences on the environment, ecology and social structure of affected regions.Conference topics include the following; Tourism strategies; Tourism as a tool of development; Emergent strategies for tourism development; Environmental issues; Climate change and effects of natural hazards in tourism; Tourism and protected areas; Art, architecture and culture; Rural tourism; Modelling; Community involvement; Tourism and the built environment; Renovation of mature destinations; heritage tourism; medical tourism.Sustainable Tourism 2012 will adopt a multi-disciplinary approach and will aim specifically to foster greater understanding and collaboration between scientists and social science experts, practitioners and policy makers. It will take a broad view of this sophisticated and complex industry, and will examine the practice of sustainable tourism from global travel trends through to destination and site management. Innovative solutions, including those involving ecological tourism are particularly welcome, as well as cultural initiatives that will lead to better approaches to tourism with the objective of preserving the diversity of our planet.

Tourism Recreation and SustainabilityTourism Recreation and Sustainability



This book is designed to illustrate many of the issues and approaches associated with sustainable tourism development, policy and research.

Author: Stephen F. McCool

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9781845934705

Category:

Page: 296

View: 986

This book is designed to illustrate many of the issues and approaches associated with sustainable tourism development, policy and research. Included are case studies of tourism development using both quantitative and qualitative methods, analytical frameworks for managing tourism and chapters addressing critical questions about the relationship between tourism and sustainability goals. As a whole, the book demonstrates the many dimensions and topics associated with attempts to address the complex issues associated with sustainability and tourism. Added in this second edition, are several new chapters that address emerging issues in management of tourism. Part I (Frameworks and Approaches) discusses the need for integration of social and environmental issues in tourism development. Part II (Tourism and Place) explicitly recognizes the importance of understanding the values and attributes of areas that become tourist destinations. Part III (Emerging Issues in Culture and Tourism) illustrates that we live in a dynamic world, that what was once acceptable is no longer, that our mental models of tourism development are in constant change and that researchers and policy makers must be alert to shifting public values and beliefs. This part includes material on local attitudes, poverty alleviation, indigenous people and tourism, and a discussion about culture and tourism. The book has 16 chapters and a subject index.

Sustainability in TourismSustainability in Tourism



This book takes an overview on developments of sustainability in tourism from a multidisciplinary view point: economy, marketing, social science, media studies, political studies.

Author: Ian Jenkins

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783834970435

Category:

Page: 220

View: 486

Sustainability and green topics have become a crucial element in modern economy. All sectors of the economy are concerned, also the tourism industry. This book takes an overview on developments of sustainability in tourism from a multidisciplinary view point: economy, marketing, social science, media studies, political studies. In order to under-stand the long term changes in the field it is important to include different scientific approaches.

Critical Issues in EcotourismCritical Issues in Ecotourism



Accessible to both academic and non-academic audiences, it provides the reader with the following: * A critical, direct and hard hitting analysis of the real issues that apply to the field of ecotourism *Contributions from prominent ...

Author: James Higham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136412981

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Page: 464

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Critical Issues in Ecotourism seeks to shake the current stagnant literature on the subject of ecotourism out of a state of complacency. Drawing upon emerging insights provided by pre-eminent scholars in the field it identifies and comprehensively addresses current critical issues. Accessible to both academic and non-academic audiences, it provides the reader with the following: * A critical, direct and hard hitting analysis of the real issues that apply to the field of ecotourism *Contributions from prominent international scholars that address issues of relevance to a diverse and international readership * Dissemination of the scholarly works of social and natural science addressing this field * A collection of works by outstanding international scholars, in a comprehensively planned and integrated book Incorporating rigorous scientific insights in specialised fields of research, for example, identifying and protecting critical habits where tourists engage with endangered species, Critical Issues in Ecotourism is an important and ground breaking contribution set to expose the increasingly mythologized field of ecotourism.

Nature for PeopleNature for People



"Discusses the impacts of human activity on the environment, and how tourism and leisure activities can be managed more sustainably to have less of an impact on the environment"--Provided by publisher.

Author: Carol Inskipp

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN: 9780237536459

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Page: 45

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'Development Without Damage' explores the environmental and human impact of resource-based industries around the world, and looks at the ways in which their damaging effects can be reversed, limited or prevented altogether.

Understanding Stakeholder Perspectives of Aviation Tourism Growth in the Alaska RangeUnderstanding Stakeholder Perspectives of Aviation Tourism Growth in the Alaska Range



Nature-based tourism destinations, including gateway communities to national parks, are currently undergoing rapid and dramatic changes.

Author: Erinn Drage

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1258273194

Category:

Page:

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Nature-based tourism destinations, including gateway communities to national parks, are currently undergoing rapid and dramatic changes. As tourism continues to rise in popularity and global climate change transforms the natural environments that attract tourists, understanding the historical contexts of tourism in protected area settings and documenting ongoing complex processes of change, especially from the perspective of local stakeholders, is imperative for sustainably managing tourism into the future. This thesis advances the incorporation of historical understandings of tourism destinations and change over time into tourism research and adds to a growing body of literature on stakeholder perspectives of impacts in protected area settings. Using aviation tourism in Talkeetna, AK and Denali National Park and Preserve as a case study, this thesis seeks to answer four research questions: R1) How do local stakeholders describe the history of aviation tourism in Denali National Park and Preserve?; R2) What do stakeholders identify as indicators of change associated with the aviation tourism industry in Denali? How do they perceive these changes over time?; R3) How do stakeholders describe the impacts of aviation tourism in the Denali Region? and; R4) What do stakeholders perceive to be the most important park management challenges to sustainably managing aviation tourism growth in Denali National Park and Preserve? Results of this thesis help to document local understandings of the history and development of flightseeing and glacier landing tourism in the region, reveal important indicators of change in the industry over time, and explore the social, environmental, and economic impacts of growth in the aviation tourism industry.

Environment and TourismEnvironment and Tourism



The second edition of Environment and Tourism reflects changes in the relationship between tourism, society and the natural environment in the first decade of the new century. Alongside the updating of all statistics, ...

Author: Andrew Holden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134148790

Category:

Page: 296

View: 407

This second edition of Environment and Tourism reflects changes in the relationship between tourism, society and the natural environment in the first decade of the new century. Alongside the updating of all statistics, environmental policy initiatives, examples and case studies new material has been added. This includes two new chapters: one on climate change and natural disasters and the other on the relationship between tourism and poverty. These themes have direct relevance, not only to tourism, but are reflective of the wider relationship between nature and society, a thesis that contextualizes this book. Tourism is also analyzed as an interconnected system, linking the environments of where tourists come from, with the ones they go to. Taking a holistic view of the tourism system and how it interacts with the natural environment, this volume illustrates the positive and negative effects of this relationship, and importantly how tourism can be planned and managed to encourage natural resource conservation and aid human development. It is an invaluable tool for all those studying human geography, tourism and environment studies.

Tourism and Global Environmental ChangeTourism and Global Environmental Change



This chapter is about tourism and change in dry environments . The triangular linkage between natural environments , host communities , and tourist providers and consumers is one of interdependence . Break any one and the triangle ...

Author: Stefan Gössling

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415361311

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Page: 323

View: 552

Providing the first comprehensive analysis of the economic, social and political interrelationships between global environmental change and tourism, this book integrates social and physical science perspectives to give an in-depth exploration of this topical issue.

Tourism and Change in Polar RegionsTourism and Change in Polar Regions



Climate, Environments and Experiences C. Michael Hall, Jarkko Saarinen. 8. Sustainability. and. Emerging. Awareness. of. a. Changing. Climate. The tourism industry's knowledge and perceptions of the future of nature-based winter tourism ...

Author: Michael C. Hall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136971990

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Page: 336

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Tourism is seen as one of the few economic opportunities in these regions but at the same time the polar regions are being opened up to tourism development they are being affected by a number of new factors that are interconnected to travel and tourism: climate change; landscape and species loss; increasing interest in energy resources and minerals; social changes in indigenous societies and a new polar geopolitics all bring into question the sustainability of polar regions and the place of tourism within them.

Tourism and Climate ChangeTourism and Climate Change



Table 4.5 Examples of tourism niche markets Niche market Description Adventure tourism Activities in the natural environment, containing risks in which the outcome is influenced by the participant, setting and management of the ...

Author: Dr. Susanne Becken

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 184541263X

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Page: 226

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This book discusses the tourism-climate system and provides a sound basis for those interested in tourism management and climate change mitigation, adaptation and policy. In the first three chapters, the book provides a general overview of the relationships between tourism and climate change and illustrates the complexity in four case studies that are relevant to the wide audience of tourism stakeholders. In the following seven chapters detailed discussion of the tourism and climate systems, greenhouse gas accounting for tourism, mitigation, climate risk management and comprehensive tourism-climate policies are provided. This book compiles and critically analyses the latest knowledge in this field of research and seeks to make it accessible to tourism practitioners and other stakeholders involved in tourism or climate change.

Environmental Change in Mountains and UplandsEnvironmental Change in Mountains and Uplands



Known under a variety of names, nature-based tourism is promoted by the travel industry as a unique opportunity to see and experience natural environments and local customs in ways not available to participants in mass tourism.

Author: Martin Beniston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317836025

Category:

Page: 188

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Mountain environments are often perceived to be austere, isolated, and inhospitable. In fact, these areas are of immense value to mankind, providing direct life support to close to 10 percent of the world's population and sustaining a wide variety of species - many of which are endemic to this environment. 'Environmental Change in Mountains and Uplands' provides detailed account of the fragile and marginal physical and socio-economic systems which make up the world's mountain regions. Discussing the direct and indirect impacts of human interference on environmental ecosystems, it then turns to the social and economic consequences of such environmental change - both upon the mountain environment itself and upon the populations who depend on mountain resources for their economic sustenance. This book includes a review of possible implications for adaption and mitigation strategies in a global context. Working within a broad temporal scale, it draws upon paleoenvironmental records to document past changes which have occured in the absence of major anthropogenic influences, as well as utilising modelling as a means to assessing future environmental change.

Advanced Introduction to Tourism Destination ManagementAdvanced Introduction to Tourism Destination Management



(p.187) They then apply the concept by using key data pertaining to measures of physical and natural environments, ... From this brief overview of relationships between the numbers of tourists, the changing nature of tourists and flows ...

Author: Chris Ryan

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781839103902

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Page: 192

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Written by Chris Ryan, this Advanced Introduction seeks to integrate macro and micro components of tourism destination planning into a discussion of impacts, destination development, and national, regional and site planning. Exploring the characteristics of tourism destinations, the political framework of tourism and region specific management, this accessible book offers an insightful introduction to the field. Key topics include the impacts of tourism, the evolution of the tourist destination and analysis of marketing as a management tool.

Tourism Recreation and SustainabilityTourism Recreation and Sustainability



In this book, we focused on tourism that tends to be located in more natural environments. In such environments, tourism developments do not always result in benign changes. Typically, it is the natural environment that tourists come to ...

Author: Stephen F. McCool

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9781845934712

Category:

Page: 296

View: 136

Sustainable development is the single most important consideration for those working in the tourism industry. Presenting a discussion by leading contributors on the impacts of tourism on local culture and the environment, this new edition moves forward the debates in sustainable tourism, covering new locations, concepts and perspectives, and new case studies providing a global outlook for a universal issue. --From publisher's description.