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Sustainable Tourism


Series: The Sustainable World Volume: 9

Edited By: FD Pineda, CA Brebbia and M Mugica

363 pages, Figs

WIT Press

Hardback | Dec 2004 | #150789 | ISBN: 1853127248
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A multi-disciplinary approach specifically designed to foster greater understanding and collaboration between scientists and social science experts, practitioners and policy makers is adopted and specific topics covered include: Cultural and Specialised Tourism; Tourism, Infrastructures, Transport and Hotels; Costs and Environmental Benefits of Tourism; and Information Technology and Tourism.


Section 1: Tourism impact Assessing tourism's impacts using local communities' attitudes towards the environment; Potential, thresholds and threats of tourism development in Bodrum Peninsula (Turkey); Impact of residential tourism and the destination life cycle theory; Community perspectives on ecotourism carrying capacity: case studies from three bordering villages of Kayan Mentarang National Park, Indonesia; Gravity and the tourism trade: the case for Portugal; Section 2: Tourism strategies Destination management and strategic market planning: a strategic planning technique of the total tourism product with the assistance of; Section elevation diagrams; Policy-making for sustainable tourism; Section 3: Sustainable tourism Identifying tourism stakeholder groups based on support for sustainable tourism development and participation in tourism activities; Indicators for sustainable tourism development: crossing the divide from definitions to actions; Theme trails and sustainable rural tourism - opportunities and threats; Section 4: Ecotourism Challenges for balancing conservation and development through ecotourism: insights and implications from two Belizean case studies; Ecolabelling at lodges in South Africa; Ecological understanding: a prerequisite of sustainable ecotourism; Ecotourism: it's good for your health; A survey on Afghanistan and Iraq wars effects on the eco-tourism industry in Iran: pilot study in northern Iran; Section 5: Cultural tourism Preserving Najaf's heritage; Community based cultural tourism: Findings from the US; Sustainable tourism initiatives in European saltscapes; Section 6: Coastal issues Sustainable tourism development and social carrying capacity: a case-study on the North-Western Adriatic Sea; Evaluation of the recreational use of Barcola beach in Trieste (Italy); Beach visits in the UK: what influences choice and do environmental awards matter?; Artisanal fisheries in the SE Brazilian coast: using fisher information towards local management; Section 7: Tourism and protected areas Sustainable tourism in Scotland's National Parks: the search for effective frameworks for planning, action and evaluation; Sustainable tourism and visitor satisfaction: social carrying capacity in 'Sierra de Grazalema' Natural Park (Spain); Section 8: Tourism, infrastructure, transport and hotels Tourist satisfaction: airline service performance as a satisfaction determinant; From sustainable mobility to sustainable tourism; Environmental management in hotels: mitigation of impacts and strategies for eco-efficiency; Section 9: Surveys and analysis Visitors' valuation of natural and cultural landscapes: space-preferences coincidence analysis; Segmenting and targeting European package travellers; Characterization of visitors to natural areas in the southeast of Spain; Section 10: IT in tourism A low cost reliable forecasting model of tourism data; Design of a novel management system of web multimedia travel plans

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