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Sustainable Tourism IV


Series: WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment Volume: 139

Edited By: CA Brebbia and FD Pineda

592 pages, Figs, tabs

WIT Press

Hardback | Jun 2010 | #189082 | ISBN-13: 9781845644581
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Tourism has become a major international industry, with many countries all over the world relying on the income it produces. Because it is a major source of finances and employment, government and other institutions actively promote tourism, regardless of the impact on the environment, ecology and social structure of the region.


Contents Section 1: Tourism strategies Strategies for tourism development in peripheral areas in the alpine area; Tourism strategy at Swedish Transport Administration; Tourism strategies for the renovation of mature coastal tourist destinations in Spain; Strategies for the creation of tourism routes aimed at the development of local communities: a study in Brazil; Relationship between marketing and community involvement: two significant factors for tourism strategies; Energetic tourism: exploring the experience quality of renewable energies as a new sustainable tourism market Section 2: Emergent strategies for tourism development Ecotourism as a catalyst for social resiliency and the cultural preservation of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara tribes; An extended VRIO model as a framework for sustainable tourism planning; Beach quality assessment as a tool for promoting sustainability in tourist islands: the case study of Oleron Island, France; How to use blogs in your travel marketing channel mix; A web-GIS for the choice of the path in regional greenways Section 3: Modelling Tourism modelling for the space coast; Determination criteria for national water tourism routes; Planning and management strategies in tourist areas: guidelines for a sustainable development of the Durres Bay district; Investigating geotourism capabilities of the Gavkhoni Wetland according to the SWOT model Section 4: Environmental issues Are resort operators in the ecotourism area demanding an environmental protection culture? The case of Lake Kenyir, Malaysia; Is water an indulgence? What marketing messages say about water use in tourism accommodation in a dryland region; Potentialities planning of sustainable ecotourism in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Section 5: Climate change and the effects of natural hazards on tourism The effect of climate change in the future development of tourism: a theoretical approach; Coastal tourism, climate change uncertainties and adaptation options; The impact of climate change on tourism in Egypt as perceived by both policymakers and tourism managers; The effect of natural hazards and disasters for tourism: case studies in the Carpathian Basin Section 6: Tourism and protected areas Sustainable tourism planning for the only coral reef in the Gulf of California: Cabo Pulmo national park; Feasibility analysis of collecting environmental protection tax from tourists in an environmental conservation area: a case study of Miyun County; Protected areas: a valid argument for the renovation and diversification of mature coastal tourist destinations in Spain?; Ecotourism in Brazil: geographical perspectives of development in protected areas Section 7: Tourism impact Landscape perception of local population: the relationship between ecological characteristics, local society and visitor preferences; Sustainable tourism development in the Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, East Africa; Study on shopping fraud in package tours: cases in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, and South-Eastern Asia; The wicked problem of tourism: economic benefits versus socio-cultural impacts; Sustainable development through desert tourism planning: a SWOT approach Section 8: Art, architecture and culture Integrating socialist cultural heritage into the tourism offer of the municipality of Koper; The conservation of nine units market village, Bangplama district, Supanburi province, Thailand; The changing faces of the concrete balustrade in Nigerian vernacular architecture; Dynamic of Boon Kam Fa tradition of Phuan Ethnic Group in the Thailand tourism context; Culture and tourism: perspectives of foreigners on the Brazilian carnival Section 9: Rural tourism The demand trend of Italian agritourism; The Baja 1000 car race and its impact on rural communities; A regional cuisine database to support the revitalization of a local area in Japan; Planning forest recreation: environmental economic instruments and the public participation Section 10: Community involvement Influencing community mindsets: the role of outreach programs in achieving urban sustainability; From fashion to 'tangible-intangible' action: local communities 'culturizing' new tourism development; Effects of place attachment on participation intentions for local tourism development; The establishment of a sustainable management policy for coastal foraging (Oleron, France) Section 11: Tourism as a tool of development The development of community-based tourism business in Phu Khratae Island, Nonklang Sub-district, Phiboonmangsaharn District, Ubonratchathani Province, Thailand; Tourism as a tool of development: the case study of Siwa oasis - Egypt western desert; Tourism as a tool of community development: an ecotourism project in Cantanhez, Guinea-Bissau; Factor contributing to the success of cultural event management: The Phanom Rung Festival, Burirum province, Thailand; Energy tourism or spiritual tourism case study: Takht-e Soleiman, Iran; Dark tourism in Romania: from concept to reality

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