Tourism and the Environment

Tourism and the Environment : Regional, Economic and Policy Issues

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The issue of maintaining a balanced relationship between tourism and the environment has received considerable attention since the 1970s. However, only in the 1980s and 1990s did it become a topic of systematic academic inquiry and research, distinguished from the broader area of the environmental impacts of recreation and leisure activities.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 160.02 x 238.76 x 17.78mm | 430.91g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands, United States
  • English
  • index
  • 0792319869
  • 9780792319863

Table of contents

Part 1 Introduction: tourism and the environment - an overview, H. Briassoulis and J. van der Straaten. Part 2 Tourism and the environment - general considerations: environmental impacts of tourism - a framework for analysis and evaluation, H. Briassoulis; tourism and the environment - some observations on the concept of carrying capacity, H. Coccossis and A. Parpairis; experimental iconology - a tool for analysis for the qualitative improvement and touristic development of places, J. Stefanou. Part 3 Regional issues: rural tourism and rural development, M. Keane; regionalization of tourism activity in Greece - problems and policies, N. Konsolas and G. Zacharatos; tourism development and the natural environment - a model for the northern Sporades Islands, J.C.J.M. van den Bergh. Part 4 Economic issues: appropriate tourism in mountain areas, J. van der Straaten; on-site recreation and selection effects - valuing open access recreation on inland waterways, K. Willis and G.D. Garrod. Part 5 Policy issues: tourism policy and planning for urban quality, G.J. Ashworth; tourism and the City - some guidelines for a sustainable tourism development strategy, J. van den Borg; tourist development and environmental protection in Greece, G. Chiotis and H. Coccossis; tourism and the environment - impacts and strategies, F. Convery and S. Flanagan; the contribution of the analysis of the image of a place to the formulation of tourism policy, J. Stefanou.
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