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Around the world, ecotourism has been hailed as a panacea: a way to fund conservation and scientific research, protect fragile ecosystems, benefit communities, promote development in poor countries, instill environmental awareness and a social conscience in the travel industry, satisfy and educate discriminating tourists, and, some claim, foster world peace. Although "green" travel is being aggressively marketed as a "win-win" solution for the Third World, the environment, the tourist, and the travel industry, the reality is far more complex, as the author reports in this book.
This book aims to identify geotourism and geoparks as gateways to socio-cultural, socio-environment, and socioeconomic sustainability in rural areas. At present, geotourism is a new movement helping travelers to increase their knowledge about natural resources, the cultural identities of host communities, and ways of preserving them. The emerging tourism nice of geotourism is still at an early stage of commercial development in most countries, and geoparks as a sustainable development model for protected areas are pioneers in the development of geotourism and marketing.
Global Tourism draws on the insight of thirty-nine contributors to chronicle and foresee the effects of tourism on contemporary society. Contributors provide interdisciplinary, international perspectives on the critical questions, problems, and opportunities facing the tourism industry.
The recent terrorist attacks in the United States and its repercussions for the travel and leisure industries have focused more attention on tourism safety and security issues than ever before. The impact on tourism destinations and businesses, as well as on traveler behavior, will be significant. This book examines tourism safety and security issues to give you a better knowledge base from which to respond to future events.
As the ethical market grows, responsible travel and the protection of human rights are becoming common currency. For anyone interested in ethical travel and civil liberties, The Good Tourist highlights various corners of the world where the dream ticket and human rights violations collide.
The study of tourism has made key contributions to the study of anthropology. This volume defines the current state of the anthropology of tourism, examining political, economic, ideological and symbolic themes. An extraordinarily rich collection of case studies illustrate topics as diverse as hospitality, sex and tourism, enchantment, colonial and neo-colonial consumption, the relation between tourism and gender and ethnic boundaries, as well as questions of global economic and cultural systems, modernism and nationalism.
The impact of global tourism research is evident throughout this meticulously edited collection. Embedded within a logical division of topics by thematic sections are over two dozen readings- including nine brand new offerings- by experienced international specialists in a range of disciplines. The globally diverse articles represent a generous mix of both foundational works as well as pieces that spot-light the latest ideas and issues in the growing field.
Tourism is the most important non-farm activity in the mountainous region. In mountain belts the aesthetic value of the land is by itself one of the critical assets for the otherwise impoverished communities. The growth of population and the increasing demand at the individual level of various non-farm items have expanded the demand of goods beyond the traditional technological practices of mountain community and their cultural sensitivities.
Geotourism: the tourism of geology and landscape is a compilation of first class international research which provides insight into the many facets of this emerging subject, and comprehensively explores the nexus between landscape, geological phenomena and tourism. Covering information on landscape appreciation, geoheritage, management, interpretation, education and the future of geotourism, it sets the scene and provides a clear definition of geotourism as well as information on its characteristics.
An outstanding collection of international case studies that provide insight into and suggest best practice for issues such as conservation, risk management, education, marketing, interpretation and technology of actual and developing geotourism sites.
Tourism has been identified has a major sector of economic activity since the latter part of the twentieth century. Its importance has been growing and the diversification of tourism products and destinations has led to the increase in demand for tourism associated with natural and man-shaped landscapes, most of which are highly susceptible to anthropic impacts. This book deals with different sustainable tourism approaches, as the main pathways for the economic development in the Mediterranean region.
This book addresses the practices of consumption in tourism, a major theme in the sociology of tourism. To date, most tourism analysis has tended to concentrate on the production of tourist space, and assume that tourism consumption simply mirrors the intentions of the producers. By focusing on a number of relevant sub-themes, such as age, gender, religion and sexual orientation, the chapters within this book critically examine such assumptions in terms of the interplay between the production and consumption of tourist spaces, and how patterns of tourism consumption are negotiated on an individual level.