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1 online resource (xii, 211 pages) : illustrations, maps, charts.
  • An introduction to ecotourism in Scandinavia / Stefan Gössling and Johan Hultman
  • Ecotourism in Danmark / Berit C. Kaae
  • Sweden : where holidays come naturally / Peter Fredman, Stefan Gössling and Johan Hultman
  • Ecotourism in Norway : non-existence or co-existence? / Arvid Viken
  • Iceland : nature-, adventure- or eco-island? / Stefan Gössling and Areti Alkimou
  • Tourism certification in Scandinavia / Stefan Gössling
  • The role of nature in Swedish ecotourism / Johan Hultman, Erika Andersson Cederholm
  • Ecotourism as experience-tourism / Stefan Gössling
  • The right of public access : potentials and challenges for ecotourism / Klas Sandell
  • Swedish mountain tourism patterns and modeling destination attributes / Peter Fredman, Kreg Lindberg
  • Environmental concerns of Swedish ecotourists : an environmental-psychological perspective / Silvia Wurzinger
  • Rural development through ecotourism / Nils-Otto Nilsson
  • Eco-traveler or eco-site visitor? / Thor Flognfeldt jun.
  • Ecotourist choices of transport modes / Johan Folke, Josefine Hammer Østrup and Stefan Gössling
  • Ecotourism and indigenous people : positive and negative impacts of Sami tourism / Robert Pettersson
  • Hunting tourism as ecotourism : conflicts and opportunities / Yvonne Gunnarsdotter
  • Policy, planning and governance in ecotourism / C. Michael Hall.
Interest in ecotourism in Scandinavia has seen recent growth. Extended forests, rivers and lakes allow for a great variety of nature-based activities, such as hiking, mushroom collecting, kayaking, snow mobiling and bird watching, making Scandinavia a unique region from a nature-based tourism perspective. "Ecotourism in Scandinavia: Lessons in Theory and Practice" is the first book to comprehensively describe, analyze and evaluate aspects of Scandinavian ecotourism and will appeal to researchers and students of ecotourism.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845931346 20160618
235 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Chapter 1. Culture: Our Second Nature Chapter 2. Is Heritage a Human Right? Chapter 3. Fighting Climate Change and Achieving Sustainability Chapter 4. Organizational Processes of Mission Change Chapter 5. Global Cities and Historic Towns: Rising Waters, Threatened Treasures Chapter 6. The Loss of Cultural Landscapes: Desertification, Deforestation, and Chapter 9. Polar Melting Chapter 10. Heritage and Energy: Conflicting Social Goods Chapter 11. Cultural Tourism and the Discourse of Sustainability Chapter 12. Organizational Alliances and Social Commitments Conclusion: The Future of the Past References Index About the Author.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781611322385 20160610
For cultural and heritage institutions around the world, sustainability is the major challenge of the 21st century. In the first major work to analyse this critical issue, Barthel-Bouchier argues that programmatic commitments to sustainability arose both from direct environmental threats to tangible and intangible heritage, and from social and economic contradictions as heritage developed into a truly global organisational field. Drawing on extensive fieldwork and interviews over many years, as well as detailed coverage of primary documents and secondary literature, she examines key international organisations including UNESCO, ICOMOS, and the World Monuments Fund, and national trust organisations of Great Britain, the United States, Australia, and many others. This wide-ranging study establishes a foundation for critical analysis and programmatic advances as heritage professionals encounter the growing challenge of sustainability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781611322385 20160610
Green Library
1 online resource (vi, 190 pages) : illustrations, charts
  • * The Great Unknown-- * Towards Understanding Western Tourists: Theoretical Perspectives-- * Towards Understanding Western Tourists: Empirical studies-- * The Tourist Unravelled-- * Planning for the 'Right' Tourists.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845931957 20160605
Developing countries are increasingly reliant on tourism to generate income. To do this successfully it is critical for them to have an understanding of the tourist phenomenon. This book provides a clear overview of 'West-South' tourism, reviewing and evaluating both theoretical perspectives as well as empirical studies of organized tours, backpackers, independent tourists and volunteer tourism. It concludes by outlining how developing countries can plan to attract the right kind of tourists.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845931957 20160605
1 online resource (xxxii, 324 pages) : illustrations, map, charts
  • Part 1: Introduction-- Sustainable Development-- Sustainable Tourism-- Part 2: Motivations for Monitoring-- Private Sector Drivers-- Public Sector Drivers-- Part 3: Monitoring Process-- Monitoring Using Indicators-- Developing Indicators-- Implementing Monitoring Systems-- Part 4: Introduction to Case Studies-- The World Tourism Organisation-- Tourism Optimisation Management Model-- Samoa Sustainable Tourism Indicator Project-- The Tour Operators' Initiative for Sustainable Development-- Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780851990514 20160605
Sustainable tourism is not a static target, but a dynamic process of change, a transition. This book considers how monitoring using indicators can assist tourism to make such a sustainability transition. It encourages the reader to view tourism from a broad, interdisciplinary perspective and draws on material from a wide range of sources including ecology, global change and the new and emerging field of sustainability science. The book explains why monitoring is important for different groups of stakeholders; public and private sector, NGOs and communities. It also examines important monitoring considerations such as what and where to measure, how much will monitoring cost and how the data can be presented. The book puts particular emphasis on indicator use and implementation. It highlights the process and techniques to develop and use indicators and then provides clear and detailed examples of monitoring in practice around the globe at different geographic scales.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780851990514 20160605
1 online resource (xiv, 318 pages) : illustrations, maps, charts
  • Tourism and the Polar Environment / Bernard Stonehouse
  • The Growing Significance of Polar Tourism / John M. Snyder and Bernard Stonehouse
  • Pioneers of Polar Tourism and Their Legacy / John M. Snyder
  • Polar Tourism in Changing Environments / Bernard Stonehouse and John M. Snyder
  • Economic Roles of Polar Tourism / John M. Snyder
  • The Polar Tourism Markets / John M. Snyder
  • Tourism in Rural Alaska / Henry Huntington, Mike Freeman, Bill Lucey, Grant Spearman and Alex Whiting
  • Development of Tourism in Arctic Canada / Mike Robbins
  • The Economic Role of Arctic Tourism / John M. Snyder
  • Gateway Ports in the Development of Antarctic Tourism / Esther Bertram, Shona Muir and Bernard Stonehouse
  • Developments in Antarctic Tourism / Bernard Stonehouse
  • Antarctic Ship-borne Tourism : an Expanding Industry / Esther Bertram
  • Antarctic Adventure Tourism and Private Expeditions / Machiel Lamers, Jan H. Stel and Bas Amelung
  • Antarctic Scenic Overflights / Thomas Bauer
  • Antarctic Tourism : What are the Limits? / Denise Landau and John Splettstoesser
  • Antarctic Tourism Research : the First Half-Century / Bernard Stonehouse and Kim Crosbie
  • Managing the New Realities / John M. Snyder and Bernard Stonehouse
  • Managing Polar Tourism : Issues and Approaches / John M. Snyder
  • Tourism on South Georgia : a Case for Multiple Resource Management / John M. Snyder and Bernard Stonehouse
  • Tourism Management on the Southern Oceanic Islands / Phillip Tracey
  • Tourism Management for Antarctica / Esther Bertram and Bernard Stonehouse.
This book examines polar tourism in its environmental, economic and cultural settings and explores the potential for growth as well as essential management for sustainability. It has 17 chapters organized in 4 parts under the following headings: (i) tourism and the polar environment; (ii) economic roles of polar tourism; (iii) developments in Antarctic tourism; and (iv) managing the new realities. The book will appeal to researchers in tourism, ecology and environmental studies, and to those involved in developing sustainable polar tourism. It has a subject index.
1 online resource (xxiii, 349 pages) : illustrations, map, charts
  • * Foreword, D Sheppard, WCPA-- * Preface, Eugenio Yunis, WTO-- Section 1: Tourism and Conservation in the 21st Century-- * Tourism and Protected Areas: Benefits Beyond Boundaries, R Bushell, R Staiff, University of Western Sydney, Australia, and P Eagles-- * Tourism as a Tool for Conservation and Support of Protected Areas: Setting the Agenda, R Bushell, and S F McCool, The University of Montana, USA-- * Global Trends Affecting Tourism in Protected Areas, P F Eagles-- * Key Principles and Directions for Tourism in Protected Areas: A Review of Existing Charters, Guidelines and Declarations, J Foxlee, Darwin, Australia-- Section 2: Management Issues and Case Studies-- * Tourism, Indigenous and Local Communities and Protected Areas in Developing Nations, L M Scherl, Arcadia, Australia and S Edwards, Recreation and Conservation International, Ecuador-- * Joint Management: Aboriginal involvement in tourism in the Kakadu World Heritage Area, P Wellings, Darwin, Australia-- * Tourism as a tool for community-based conservation and development, P Figgis, World Commission on Protected Areas, Australia, T Berno and R Bushell-- * The World Heritage Tourism Programme: Lessons Learned, Art Pederse, UNESCO World Heritage Centre, France-- * Transfrontier Conservation Areas and Sustainable Nature-based Tourism, A Spenceley, Durban, South Africa-- * Sustainable Nature Tourism in Europe: An Overview of NGOs, M Schelhaas, Plantage Middenlaan 2K, The Netherlands-- * Capacity-Building for Ecotourism: Training Programmes for Managers of Protected Areas, W Strasdas, University of Applied Sciences, Eberswalde, Germany, B Corcoran, Howick, South Africa and T Petermann, InWEnt, Germany-- * The Role of Certification and Accreditation in Ensuring Tourism Contributes to Conservation, M Honey, The International Ecotourism Society, USA. Section 3: Economic Issues and Case Studies-- * Tourism-based Revenue Generation for Conservation, A Drumm, The Nature Conservancy, USA-- * Economic Impacts of Parks on Surrounding Communities: Findings from New South Wales, N Conner, NSW Department of Environment & Conservation, Australia-- * Management Information Tools for Setting Visitor Fees, K Lindberg, Oregon State University, USA-- * Conservation and Community Development: The Conservation Corporation Africa Model, L Carlisle, CC Africa, South Africa-- * Sabi Sabi: A Model for Effective Ecotourism, Conservation and Community Involvement, R Loon, Hoedspruit, South Africa, I Harper, and P Shorten-- * Financial Parks through Marketing: A Case Study of Ontario Parks, E Halpenny, Waterloo, Canada-- * Concessions and Commercial Development: Experience in South African National Parks, P Fearnhead, Sunninghill, South Africa-- * Tourism on the Great Barrier Reef: A Partnership Approach, A Skeat and H Skeat, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Australia-- Section 4: Conclusion-- * Tourism, Protected Areas and the World Parks Congress: Fundamental Lessons, New Horizons and Promising Directions, -- * S F McCool, P F J Eagles, R Bushell and J McNeely, Gland, Switzerland.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780851990224 20160618
Bringing together the diverse experiences of park agencies and managers, conservation NGO's and international agencies, this book examines the role of tourism in protected area management. Using case studies from around the world, it provides examples of successful partnerships between community, public and private sectors. It also explores how tourism can be used as a management tool for financing protected areas. It concludes by summarizing the lessons learnt and the challenges facing protected areas in the future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780851990224 20160618
1 online resource (xviii, 264 pages)
  • Foreword / Eugenio Yunis
  • Foreword / Oliver Hillel
  • Introduction
  • Africa
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Australia and New Zealand
  • South and Central America
  • North America and Europe
  • Arctic and Antarctic
  • Test Cases
  • Discussion and Conclusions.
As a counterpart to the growing volume of more theoretical literature in ecotourism, this volume provides a global compilation and analysis of 170 real-life case studies in ecotourism. It includes ecotours on land and sea, ecolodges and resorts, private reserves and public parks. The case studies range from the world's best models to test cases, small to large, unique to representative. Data is drawn from independent audits by the author and others, and from published reports from universities, multilateral and non-government organizations. The book shows what ecotourism can achieve and what constraints it faces, and provides a comprehensive reference for ecotourism enterprises, development agencies and university teaching.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780851996653 20160605
1 online resource (xvii, 272 pages) : illustrations, charts
  • The evolving nature of competition and sustainability-- the competitive tourism destination-- the sustainable tourism destination-- a model of destination competitiveness-- the macro environment - global forces shaping world tourism-- the competitive (micro) environment - the destination and tourism system-- core resources and attractors - the essence of destination appeal-- supporting factors and resources - elements which enhance destination appeal-- destination policy, planning and development-- destination management - the key to maintaining a sustainable competitive advantage-- qualifying and amplifying determinants - parameters which define destination potential-- the destination audit - putting the model to work. (Part contents).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780851996646 20160605
The purpose of this book is to provide a framework for understanding the complex and multi-faceted nature of the factors that affect destination competitiveness. It provides guidance on how to create successful destinations by developing and presenting a conceptual model of destination competitiveness that recognises the importance of sustainability for long-term success.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780851996646 20160605
1 online resource (xvii, 361 pages) : illustrations, maps, charts
  • Policy - balancing theory and practice-- ecotourism policy - a general perspective-- case studies - Africa, Europe, Asia, North America, Central and South America, Australia and New Zealand, critical environments. (Part contents).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780851996097 20160605
The global tourism industry continues a trend of sustained growth, moving more people and generating domestic and foreign revenues, often at the expense of the social and ecological integrity of destination regions. As a result, tourism policy makers have been forced to consider a variety of new approaches to ensure that the environment, local people, tourists, and business remain unaffected by the negative impacts of the industry. This book provides an objective overview of the extent of international ecotourism policy, with contributions from academics and policy makers from around the world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780851996097 20160605
xvii, 268 pages ; 26 cm
  • Foreword, Acknowledgements, Abbreviations and acronyms, Preface Part One: Introduction: Why Responsible Tourism? Chapter 1 What is Responsible Tourism? Chapter 2 Responsible Tourism and the UK Marketplace Chapter 3 The Business Case for Responsibility Chapter 4 Responsible Tourism in Destinations Part Two: Responsible Tourism in Practice Chapter 5 Social Responsibility Chapter 6 Economic Responsibility Chapter 7 Environmental Responsibility Chapter 8 Conclusion References.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781910158845 20170130
Responsible Tourism: Using tourism for sustainable development 2nd edition is about the globally vital necessity of realising sustainable tourism. It is a hugely important challenge to those who organise and sell travel and tourism, and those who consume it.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781910158845 20170130
Green Library
xii, 192 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Chapter 1: Time Series Modelling of Tourism Demand from the USA, Japan and Malaysia to Thailand Yaovarate Chaovanapoonphol, Christine Lim, Michael McAleer and Aree Wiboonpongse Chapter 2: Determinants of Tourist Satisfaction at Sun and Sand Mass Destinations Joaquin Marin Alegre and Jaume Garau Taberner Chapter 3: Determinant Attitudes to Tourism in a Mass Tourist Destination: A Comparative-Static Analysis Eugeni Aguilo-Perez and Jaume Rossello-Nadal Chapter 4: A Panel Data Analysis of Residential Water Demand in a Mediterranean Tourist Region: the Case of Sardinia Vania Statzu and Elisabetta Strazzera Chapter 5: Pollution Adverse Tourists and Growth Fabio Cerina and Sauveur Giannoni Chapter 6: On the relationship between tourism and trade Maria Santana-Gallego, Francisco J. Ledesma-Rodriguez and Jorge V. Perez-Rodriguez Chapter 7: Evaluating Labour Productivity of Diversifying Rural Tourism: Evidence from Japan Yasuo Ohe Chapter 8: Clustering tourism destinations by means composite indexes of sustainability Juan Ignacio Pulido-Fernandez and Marcelino Sanchez-Rivero Chapter 9: Equilibrium dynamics and local indeterminacy in a model of sustainable tourism Giovanni Bella Chapter 10: How tourism can help preserve cultural heritage sites: Constructing optimal entrance fee schemes to collect visitors' WTP for the world heritage site My Son in Vietnam Tran Huu Tuan and Stale Navrud.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415583855 20160605
Tourism is one of the world's largest industries and one of its fastest growing economic sectors helping to generate income and employment for local people. At the same time, it has many negative outsourced effects on the environment and local culture. Achieving a more sustainable pattern of tourism development is high on the global agenda aiming to meet human needs while preserving the environment now and for the future. "The Economics of Sustainable Tourism" aims to critically explore how tourism economic development can move closer to a sustainable ideal from a firm Economic analytic anchor. Grounded in Economic theory and application it analyses tourist's satisfaction and impacts of tourism on the host community, investigates the productivity of the industry and identify factors which could increase economic & sustainable development such as trade relationships. It offers further insight into how destinations sustainability can be measured, economic benefits of a more sustainable destination and sets the agenda for future research. The book includes range of theoretical and empirical perspectives and includes cutting edge research from international scholars. This significant volume provides a new perspective on the sustainable tourism debate and will be a valuable read for students, researcher, academics of Tourism and Economics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415583855 20160605
Green Library
xvi, 256 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Foreword-- Acknowledgements-- Abbreviations and acronyms-- Preface-- Part One: Introduction: Why Responsible Tourism?, 1. What is Responsible Tourism?, 2. Responsible Tourism and the UK Marketplace, 3. The Business Case for Responsibility, 4. Responsible Tourism in Destinations-- Part Two: 5. Responsible Tourism in Practice -Social Responsibility, 6. Economic Responsibility, 7. Environmental Responsibility, 8. Conclusion References: Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781906884406 20160605
Taking Responsibility for Tourism is about the globally vital necessity of realising sustainable tourism. It is a hugely important challenge to those who organise and sell travel and tourism, and those who consume it.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781906884406 20160605
Green Library
viii, 173 p. : ill.
xi, 179 p. : maps ; 26 cm
  • PART 1: Responsible Tourism and Responsibilities-- 1. The Responsible Tourism Debate-- 2. International Transport and Climate Change: Taking Responsibility Seriously-- 3. The Consumers of Tourism-- PART 2: The Central Tenets of Tourism-- 4. Destination Communities and Responsible Tourism-- 5. Environmental Performance-- 6. The Politics of Tourism and Poverty Reduction-- 7. Governance and Responsible Tourism-- PART 3: Responsible Tourism in Action?-- 8. Adventure Tours: Responsible Tourism in Practice?-- 9. Responsible Wildlife Tourism in Africa-- 10. Cultural Heritage: World Heritage Sites and Responsible Tourism in Argentina-- 11. Hospitality Enterprise: A Key Influence.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845939878 20160612
Tourism is one of the world's biggest industries. Responsible tourism is concerned with the effects of tourism on people, ecology, and communities, and seeks to ameliorate these impacts by providing tourism which benefits host communities, improves working conditions, involves the local community, promotes cultural heritage, and benefits the environment. This book discusses responsible tourism as a whole, including the politics, policy and planning behind it, and the major subject sub-topics, such as poverty reduction, the environment, transport, governance, wildlife tours and heritage. It is suitable for university libraries, policy makers and researchers in responsible and sustainable tourism.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845939878 20160612
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xxv, 330 p. : ill., plan.
  • pt. 1. International and national scales
  • pt. 2. Regional tourism planning and natural resource planning
  • pt. 3. Coastal and maritime planning and management
  • pt. 4. Historic cities and sustainable tourism planning
  • pt. 5. Local and site scale of tourism and leisure services planning
  • pt. 6. 'Slicing the cake differently' - resorts, spas, pilgrimages and city tourism.
1 atlas (83 p.) ; 25 cm.
Green Library
535 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • GIS for Sustainable Development Michele Campagna General issues for GI use in planning sustainable development The Rise of Cyber Planning: Some Theoretical Insights Andrea De Montis Theories of Digital Participation Robin S. Smith Metadata and data distribution Benedicte Bucher GI Based Applications on public authorities web sites and their non-professional users Mette Arleth Geographic Information as an Economic Good Alenka Krek GIS research perspectives for sustainable development planning Advanced Remote Sensing techniques for ecosystem data collection Alexandr Napryushkin and Eugenia Vertinskaya Spatio-temporal data modeling for "4D" Databases Alexandr Zipf Spatial Multimedia for Environmental Planning and Management Alexandra Fonseca and Cristina Gouveia Computer support for discussions in spatial planning Claus Rinner Integration of GIS and Simulation Models Andrea Giacomelli Microsimulation and GIS for spatial decision-making Dimitris Ballas Using Geodemographics and GIS for Sustainable Development Linda See and Phil Gibson Multivariate Spatial Analysis in Epidemiology: An Integrated Approach to Human Health and the Environment Stefania Bertazzon and Marina Gavrilova Zone Design in Public Health Policy. Konstantinos Daras and Seraphim Alvanides Tools in the spatial analysis of offences: evidence from Scandinavian cities Vania Ceccato Geospatial Technologies, Vulnerability Assessment, and Sustainable Hazards Mitigation in Cities Tarek Rashed Learning from practice: GIS as a tool in planning sustainable development URBAN DYNAMICS Urban Multi-Level Geographical Information Satellite Generation Sebastien Gadal Urban scenario modelling and forecast for sustainable urban and regional planning Jose I. Barredo, Carlo Lavalle, and Marjo Kasanko NATURAL and CULTURAL HERITAGE The Development of the Cross Border Region of Hungary and Austria Analyzed with Historical Cadastral and Land Register Data Susanne Steiner Computer aided reflexivity and data management in archaeology Anthony Beck and Assaad Seif SOCIETY AND ENVIRONMENT A Geographical Approach to Community Safety: A UK Perspective Jonathan Corcoran and Bernie Bowen Thomson GIS Application to Support Water Infrastructures Facilities Localization in Particularly Valuable Environmental Areas: The Eolian Islands Case Study Giuseppe Cremona and Luisella Ciancarella Influence of data quality on solar radiation modelling Tomaz Podobnikar, Kristof Ostir, and Klemen Zaksek<del cite="mailto:Creative 5" datetime="2005-04-28T09:20">Toma Podobnikar, KriA!tof OA!tir, and Klemen ZakA!ek</del> PUBLIC PARTICIPATION GIS support for empowering marginalized communities: the Cherokee Nation case study Laura Harjo GIS and participatory diagnosis in urban planning: a case study in Geneva Aurore Nembrini, Sandrine Billeau, Gilles Desthieux and Florent Joerin Visualizing alternative urban futures: using spatial multimedia to enhance Community Participation and policymaking Laxmi Ramasubramanian and Aimee C. Quinn SDI & PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION SITAD: building a local Spatial Data Infrastructure in Italy Piergiorgio Cipriano Local GIS: Implementing the Urban Spatial Enabled Information System Walter Oostdam.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780849330513 20160528
"GIS for Sustainable Development" examines how GIS applications can improve collaboration in decision making among those involved in promoting sustainable development. This volume reviews leading GIScience, providing an overview of research topics and applications that enable GIS newcomers and professionals to apply GIScience methods to sustainable spatial planning. Divided into three parts, the book begins with an introduction to the issues of sustainability, focusing on concepts concerning GIS adoption and use within public organizations that are planning development. Part II focuses on GIScience methods, which can be used to support sustainable development and solve environmental problems. Part III presents research projects and best practices relating to different areas of application within the field. This text provides the latest research findings, delivers complete references to related publications, and supplies you with a complete reference framework for each topic.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780849330513 20160528
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
xiv, 249 p. : ill., maps.
xxxvii, 133 pages ; 24 cm
  • Chapter 1. Ecotourism in Costa Rica Chapter 2. Nicaragua: Ecotourism in the Land of Nicas? Chapter 3. Belize: Top Competitor to Costa Rica Chapter 4. Panama: Ecotourism and the Canal Chapter 5. Conclusion: The Future of Ecotourism Development in Central America.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780739180242 20161128
Sustainable Ecotourism in Central America: Comparative Advantage in a Globalized World examines the factors necessary for Nicaragua, Panama, and Belize to implement an economic development model based on the growth of ecotourism and foreign direct investment. In order to determine what factors are necessary to implement this model, this book analyzes the state of ecotourism development in Costa Rica and the lessons that the Costa Rican case can provide for other Central American states. It also assesses the effects of globalization and the increasing implementation of free market policies on the development of ecotourism. The book ultimately argues that globalization and neoliberalism have made it more likely that states will be able to adopt a development model based on ecotourism and foreign direct investment due to the manner in which neoliberalism and globalization help to create ever-increasing economic interconnectedness and openness. While globalization has served to shrink the world and make it easier for people to travel, the economic openness of neoliberalism has facilitated global flows of both tourists and international capital into every corner of the world. Understanding the way globalization and neoliberalism interact with ecotourism development and foreign direct investment is the key to formulating policy recommendations for states in Central America to jumpstart their economic development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780739180242 20161128
Green Library
1 online resource (ix, 296 pages) : illustrations, maps, charts
  • 1 Introduction: Pathways and Pitfalls in the Search for Sustainable Tourism-- PART I: Frameworks and Approaches-- 2 Recreation Ecology in Sustainable Tourism and Ecotourism: a Strengthening Role-- 3 Ecotourism and Nature-Based Tourism: One End of the Tourism Opportunity Spectrum?-- 4 Hypothesizing the Shifting Mosaic of Attitudes through time: a Dynamic Framework for Sustainable Tourism Development on a 'Mediterranean Isle'-- 5 Tourism, Sustainability and the Social Milieux in Lake Superior's North Shore and Islands-- 6 Development and Evaluation of Sustainable Tourism Principles: the WWF Arctic Tourism Guidelines Initiative-- PART II: Tourism and Place-- 7 From 'Guiding Fiction' to Action: Applying 'The Natural Step' to Sustainability Planning in the Resort of Whistler, British Columbia-- 8 Destination and Place Branding: a Lost Sense of Place?-- 9 Yellowstone National Park, Sustainable Tourism and 'Sense of Place'-- 10 Community Perspectives in Sustainable Tourism: Lessons from Peru-- 11 Local Participation and Attaining Sustainable Tourism: a Comparative Study of Honduran Ecotourism Development-- PART III: Emerging Issues in Culture and Tourism-- 12 Tourism and Poverty Alleviation: Lessons from Southern Africa-- 13 Cultural Inscriptions of Nature: Some Implications for Sustainability, Nature-based Tourism and National Parks-- 14 The Attitudes of Community Residents Towards Tourism-- 15 Tourism and Indigenous Peoples-- 16 Sustainable Tourism in the 21st Century: Lessons from the Past, Challenges to Address.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845934705 20160618
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845934705 20160618


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