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Tourism and the Environment: Regional, Economic, Cultural and Policy Issues

Series: Environment and Assessment Volume: 6

Edited By: Helen Briassoulis and Jan van der Straaten

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Hardback | Dec 2000 | #107772 | ISBN: 0792361369
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There is a complex relationship between the environment and the development of tourism, which this book discusses in a thorough and informative manner. Specialists from several disciplines pay attention to the challenges of sustainable tourism, devoting their full attention to cultural, regional and policy issues. This is a revised edition that has been expanded to 22 contributions, with inclusion of the cultural element. All chapters have been updated to include new data and information added to the existing body of literature in the last 7 years. It includes new developments and new insights into the relationship between tourism and the environment. This is an invaluable sequel to the first edition.


Part 1: Introduction. Tourism and the environment: an overview; H. Briassoulis, J. van der Straaten. Part 2: Regional Issues. Environmental impacts of tourism: a framework for analysis and evaluation; H. Briassoulis. Tourism development and the natural environment: an economic-ecological model for the Sporades islands; J.C.J.M. van den Bergh. A dynamic simulation study of tourism and environment in the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico; P. Kandelaars. Tourism and the environment: some observations on the concept of carrying capacity; H. Coccossis, A. Parpairis. Rural tourism and rural development; M. Keane. Part 3: Economic Issues. The economic value of nature; J. van der Straaten. Sustainable tourism in mountain areas; J. van der Straaten. Tourism and recreation surveys: the problems of sample selection and truncation bias; K.G. Willis, G.D. Garrod. Part 4: Cultural Issues. Tourism and culture; G. Richards. Landscapes of tourism: a cultural geographic perspective; T. Terkenli. Environmental and cultural tourism resources: problems and implications for their management; P. Tsartas. Experimental iconology: a tool for analysis for the qualitative improvement and tourist development of places; J. Stefanou. The contribution of the analysis of the image of a place to the formulation of tourism policy; J. Stefanou. Part 5: Policy Issues. Communication strategies, tourism and the natural environment; C. van Woerkum, et al. (Part contents).

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