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About this book
About this book
Tourism has become a major international industry, with many countries all over the world relying on the income it produces. The demands of tourism can however contribute to the destruction of the natural and cultural environment upon which it depends. It is essential to find ways to protect those environments for the present and future generations.
Publishing papers from the Second International Conference on Sustainable Tourism, this volume explores issues concerned with achieving environmental, social and economic sustainability of tourism alongside the governance mechanisms needed to support sustainable tourism. Featured topics include: Tourism Impact; Tourism Strategies; Sustainable Tourism; Eco-tourism; Cultural Tourism; Coastal Issues; Tourism and Protected Areas; Tourism, Infrastructure and Hotels; Surveys and Analysis; IT in Tourism; Tourism and Protected Nature Areas; Tourism and Transportation; Environmental Risk and Impact; Tourism as a Factor of Development.
Section 1: Tourism strategies Developing an integrated heritage management approach: the case of Hearne, Texas; Preferred service quality in domestic airlines: South Africa versus Italy; An outline of Parks Victoria's Tourism Partnerships: Strategy and challenges for sustainable park tourism in Australia; Engaging tour operators in sustainable tourism: the Dutch professional association's approach; Serviced apartment complexes in Australia: a critical analysis of their potential and challenges for sustainable tourism; Integrated management of urban cultural tourism in European small and mid-sized cities: a governance approach Section 2: Tourism as a factor of development Tourism as a factor of development; Private patios, a valuable hidden heritage for tourism development in the city of Leon, Nicaragua; The discovery of the nature-city and the re-generative strategies Section 3: Tourism impact Managing visitor impacts in the Australian Alps: a case study in informal track development and track recovery; The social and cultural impact of tourism development on world heritage sites: a case of the Old Town of Lijiang, China, 2000-2004; Residents' perceptions of tourism impacts on Andros Island, Greece Section 4: Tourism and protected areas Participation of visitors in the management design of protected natural areas; Kakamega Forest, ecotourism and rural livelihoods: linkages and interactions for the Kakamega Forest region, Western Kenya; Environmental Management Systems in Euganean Hills Regional Park; Can vernacular buildings survive with traditional life inside and tourism outside?; Sustainable tourism development on Curacao - the implementation challenge Section 5: Ecological issues Community participation in ecotourism destinations: Maleboho Nature Reserve; Welcome to Brazil, Amazon Region, the green center of the world: a strategy for sustainable tourism and eco-tourism; Site specific approaches for managing the impacts of ecotourism in Belize, Central America; Sustainable tourism and land resources for non-motorised mobility Section 6: Rural tourism Sustainable tourism in mountainous regions; Retired baby boomers as operators of sustainable rural tourism: the roles and significance; The reuse and valorisation of rural building heritage Section 7: Coastal issues Evaluating tourism development models for Bodrum peninsula in Turkey; Costanera Sur: gateway to the Osa - a scenic conservation and development corridor in Costa Rica Section 8: Community involvement Community monitoring in a tourism-dependent economy; The impact of local NGOs on sustainable tourism in Valle de Bravo, Mexico; Sustainable tourism in Holbox through local development; Sustainable tourism and management tools Section 9: Modelling and estimates Game theory approach on sustainable tourism; Estimation of the tourist carrying capacity of the Natural Reserve Mombacho Volcano, Granada, and the Natural Reserve Datanli El Diablo, Jinotega, Nicaragua; Carrying capacity assessment for the Greek islands of Kalymnos, Kos and Rhodes