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Sustainable Tourism V


Series: WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment Volume: 161

By: Carlos A Brebbia (Editor), FD Pineda (Editor)

424 pages, illustrations, maps

WIT Press

Hardback | Jun 2012 | #206329 | ISBN-13: 9781845645946
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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.

Sustainable Tourism V contains papers presented at the fifth International Conference on Sustainable Tourism, which adopts a multi-disciplinary approach and aims to foster greater understanding and collaboration between scientists and social science experts, practitioners and policy makers. It takes a broad view of this sophisticated and complex industry, and examines the practice of sustainable tourism from global travel trends through to destination and site management.

Innovative solutions, including those involving ecological tourism, as well as cultural initiatives that will lead to better approaches to tourism with the objective of preserving the diversity of our planet are presented. The topics include the following: Emergent strategies for tourism development, Tourism strategies, Environmental issues; Tourism as a tool of development; Climate change and the effects of natural hazards in tourism; Community issues; Art, architecture and culture; Heritage tourism.


Section 1: Emergent strategies for tourism development
- Hotel certification and its relevance for sustainable development: examples from the European Alps
- Proposing strategies for a sustainable tourism: a case study of El Sargento and La Ventana, BCS, Mexico
- Emergent strategies for sustainable rural tourism development of Gashaka-Gumti National Park, Nigeria
- Earthquake's influence on inbound tourism: voices from the travel blogs

Section 2: Tourism strategies
- New mobility strategies for the development of tourism in Sicily
- Achieving corporate social responsibility based on human resources dimension: a case study approach, Porto Marina resort in Egypt
- Comparative analysis of carrying capacity indices for the central Aegean islands
- Tourism, vulnerability, and economic crisis within APEC: responses from international destinations - Phuket, Thailand and Los Cabos, Mexico

Section 3: Environmental issues
- Sustainable tourism in an urban desert
- Making 20 2020 happen: is the hospitality industry mitigating its environmental impacts? The barriers and motivators that German hoteliershave to invest in sustainable management strategies and technologies and their perceptions of online self help toolkits
- Sustainability and the traditional tourism model in Baja California Sur, Mexico
- Is ecotourism a viable option to generate wealth in brittle environments? A reflection on the case of the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve, Mexico
- Sustainability of team building offers: survey of a growing market
- Economic benefits of sport fishing in Los Cabos, Mexico: is the relative abundance a determinant? Degradation and environmental risk at the Diamond Zone, Acapulco, Mexico
- A conceptual framework for environmental governance networks: an analysis of small island destinations in Indonesia and the Coral Triangle

Section 4: Tourism as a tool of development
- The impact of tourism in a fragile wetland ecosystem in Angola: the Arco (Namibe) case study
- Ancol Jakarta Bay City as a sustainable destination park: assessing crowd based on tourism carrying capacity
- Food and wine tourism in post-war Lebanon

Section 5: Climate change and the effects of natural hazards in tourism
- Perception, attitude and opinion of the Spanish tourists about the episodes of extreme heat
- Carbon offsetting programs in North America: assessing the involvement of the hospitality and tourism industry

Section 6: Community issues
- Operators' attitudes on educational tourism in agriculture
- Revitalization measure in Suzu city based on questionnaire
- A myth? Sustainable tourism as a tool for rescuing traditional spaces: a case study from Turkey, Ankara
- Adapting community-participatory wildlife conservation model to management of Nigerian national parks for sustainable tourism

Section 7: Art, architecture and culture
- Eco-friendly service buildings and facilities for sustainable tourism and environmental awareness in protected areas
- Resort hotels in transition: Antalya, Turkey
- Re-defining wall painting of the Yoruba of south-west Nigeria for cultural tourism

Section 8: Heritage tourism
- From Greek antiquity to the middle ages: a possible incursion on special interest tourism in the Danube Delta
- How do tourists look at Sintra's world heritage?
- The virtual history of tourism: from the remnants of life in Penghu Hua-Zai village
- The role of intangible assets in the conservation of Bam and its cultural landscape as a World Heritage site

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