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About this book
About this book
Tourism, internationally, is the largest economic sector both in terms of earnings and number of people employed. Understandably, the economic advantages have led to the active promotion of tourism by governments and other institutions, often independent of the consequences on the environment. The challenge is to balance the need for a low impact on the environment and local culture, while helping to generate income, employment and the conservation of local ecosystems. Sustainable tourism has to be both ecologically and culturally sensitive.
This book contains papers presented at the Third International Conference on Sustainable Development, held in Malta.The Meeting focused on empirical work and case studies from around the world, and the book offers new insight and best practice guidance for supporting sustainable tourism. Adopting a multi-disciplinary approach, this book examines the practice of sustainable tourism from global travel trends through to destination and site management. Of interest to scientists, practitioners and policy makers, the topics covered in this volume include: Art, culture and nature; Climate change and tourism; Coastal issues; Community involvement; Ecological issues; IT and tourism; Modelling and estimates; Risk and safety; Rural tourism; Tourism and protected areas; Tourism as a factor of development; Tourism as a tool of urban development; Tourism impact; and, Tourism strategies.
Prospective analysis for sustainable tourism in a coastal region of the Gulf of California; Enhancing services provision in urban greenspaces through tourism promotion: the case of the private patios in Central America; Current status of marine leisure activities in Japan; Nautical tourism - the advantages and effects of development; The landscape as a source of inspiration for painters: paintings as a source of inspiration for land development?; Tourist navigation through historical sites: the spatial analysis approach; Sustainable tourism development: ingenuity in marketing strategy; Current condition of tourism exchange between Taiwan and Hokuriku district and its promotive measure; Mediterranean standard for sustainable tourism (MESST) - general requirements, objectives and the philosophy of MESST Section 2: Community involvement Methods, tools and techniques for measuring sustainability in tourism based communities; Communication and public participation processes in the sustainable tourism planning of the first capital of the Californias; Building community through socially responsible tourism: a collaborative success in the Dominican Republic; The role of student volunteers in tourism and building up a sustainable operating system - the Providing Information and Knowledge ModelA" and the Common Pleasure ModelA" Section 3: Tourism as a factor of development A case study of the hospitality network relationship in the Campinas Region, Brazil; An opportunity missed in tourism-led regeneration: Sulukule; Tourism in the rust belt: using the past as an economic development strategy Section 4: Climate change and tourism Climate change in winter sport destinations - transdisciplinary research for implementing sustainable tourism; Climate change and local awareness: a comparative study on tourism stakeholders in Zandvoort (NL) and Costa del Sol (ES) Section 5: Tourism impact Tourist development and the environment: the case of Cephalonia and Ithaca; Ecological footprint: a way to assess the impact of tourists' choices at the local scale; Valuing water in dry land tourism regions Section 6: Tourism and protected areas Recreation suitability analysis: application in protected and non-protected areas; Ecotourism and sustainability in community-driven ecological restoration: case studies from New Zealand; Marketing of sustainable products by free time experiences in holiday houses Section 7: Rural tourism An analysis of research developments and opportunities in tourism, poverty alleviation and nature conservation; The role of geotourism in supporting regeneration in disadvantaged rural communities in Ireland; Rural architecture, tourism and simulacra; From biological diversity to cultural diversity: a proposal for rural tourism in Mexico; Rural tourism and processes of cultural heritage manufacture; Characteristics and issues of rural tourism in Japan Section 8: Risk and safety New risks ahead for the Historical Peninsula, the mystic gateway of Istanbul to the World; Slope instability along some sectors of the road to La Bufadora