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Environment and Tourism

Series: Routledge Introductions to Environment Series

By: Andrew Holden

274 pages, 15 b/w photos, 10 line illus


Paperback | Jan 2008 | Edition: 2 | #169922 | ISBN-13: 9780415399555
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Hardback | Jan 2008 | Edition: 2 | #169921 | ISBN-13: 9780415399548
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About this book

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 contextualises the book.

Tourism is also analysed as an interconnected system, linking the environments of where tourists come from, with the ones they go to. The book is original in taking a holistic view of the tourism system and how it interacts with the natural environment, illustrating 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.


1. Introducing tourism 2. Perceptions of environments for tourism and ethical issues 3. Tourism's relationship with the environment 4.Tourism, the environment and economics 5. The environmental planning and management of tourism 6. Sustainability and tourism 7. The future of tourism's relationship with the environment

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Andrew Holden is Director for the Centre for Research into Environment and Sustainable Tourism (CREST) at the University of Bedfordshire. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in London. His research and consultancy work has been undertaken in Indonesia, Nepal, Turkey, Russia, Scotland and Cyprus.

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