Garden Tourism

Author: Richard Benfield
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 1780641958
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Garden Tourism from the Author: Richard Benfield. Garden visitation has been a tourism motivator for many years and can now be enjoyed in many different forms. Private garden visiting, historical garden tourism, urban gardens, and a myriad of festivals, shows and events all allow the green-fingered enthusiast to appreciate the natural world. This book traces the history of garden visitation and examines tourist motivations to visit gardens. Useful for garden managers and tourism students as well as casual readers, it also examines management and marketing of gardens for tourism purposes, before concluding with a detailed look at the form and tourism-based role of gardens in the future.

Garden Tourism

Author: Richard W. Benfield
ISBN: 9781780641966
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Garden Tourism from the Author: Richard W. Benfield.

Garden Tourism

Author: Richard W. Benfield
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 9780750684620
Size: 55.23 MB
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Garden Tourism from the Author: Richard W. Benfield. More people visit gardens than go to Disneyland and Disneyworld combined, and more than visit Las Vegas annually, making it one of the largest retail sectors in the tourism market. Garden tourism is a unique text which explores the diverse and huge phenomena of garden tourism. Beginning with a discussion on the historical aspects and typology of gardens, it moves on to examine how garden evolution has been impacted by tourism demands. It looks at a wide range of garden tourism, such as Botanic gardens, house and garden tours, and nursery visitation to the important role of gardens in theme parks. Finally, it examines management issues such as sustainability, financial viability, capacity and environmental threats to suggest best practice and the future for garden tourism. This book: * Quantifies the importance of gardens and gardening today * Describes the evolution of the modern tourist garden * Shows how gardens around the world have different forms, roles and functions * Looks at ten case studies of gardens in Britain (such as the remarkable Eden Project), the Americas (such as the NY Botanical Garden) and Australia (such as the Royal Botanic gardens). * Looks towards the garden of the future. * The only book to consider gardens as tourism destinations * Puts gardens in an international cultural context * Provides an historic continuum for garden destinations

Iscontour 2013

Author: Roman Egger
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3732235769
Size: 56.38 MB
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Iscontour 2013 from the Author: Roman Egger.

Tourism Magic And Modernity

Author: David Picard
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1782383220
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Tourism Magic And Modernity from the Author: David Picard. Drawing from extended fieldwork in La RĂ©union, in the Indian Ocean, the author suggests an innovative re-reading of different concepts of magic that emerge in the global cultural economics of tourism. Following the making and unmaking of the tropical island tourism destination of La RĂ©union, he demonstrates how destinations are transformed into magical pleasure gardens in which human life is cultivated for tourist consumption. Like a gardener would cultivate flowers, local development policy, nature conservation, and museum initiatives dramatise local social life so as to evoke modernist paradigms of time, beauty and nature. Islanders who live in this 'human garden' are thus placed in the ambivalent role of 'human flowers', embodying ideas of authenticity and biblical innocence, but also of history and social life in perpetual creolisation.

Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil

Author: John Berendt
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307538370
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Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil from the Author: John Berendt. Read John Berendt's Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil in Large Print. * All Random House Large Print editions are published in a 16-point typeface Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded squares. John Berendt's sharply observed, suspenseful, and witty narrative reads like a thoroughly engrossing novel, and yet it is a work of nonfiction. Berendt skillfully interweaves a hugely entertaining first-person account of life in this isolated remnant of the Old South with the unpredictable twists and turns of a landmark murder case. It is a spellbinding story peopled by a gallery of remarkable characters: the well-bred society ladies of the Married Woman's Card Club; the turbulent young redneck gigolo; the hapless recluse who owns a bottle of poison so powerful it could kill every man, woman, and child in Savannah; the aging and profane Southern belle who is the "soul of pampered self-absorption"; the uproariously funny black drag queen; the acerbic and arrogant antiques dealer; the sweet-talking, piano-playing con artist; young blacks dancing the minuet at the black debutante ball; and Minerva, the voodoo priestess who works her magic in the graveyard at midnight. These and other Savannahians act as a Greek chorus, with Berendt revealing the alliances, hostilities, and intrigues that thrive in a town where everyone knows everyone else. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story is a sublime and seductive reading experience. Brilliantly conceived and masterfully written, this enormously engaging portrait of a most beguiling Southern city is certain to become a modern classic. From the Trade Paperback edition.

International Handbook On Ecotourism

Author: Roy Ballantyne
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 0857939971
Size: 50.66 MB
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International Handbook On Ecotourism from the Author: Roy Ballantyne. Roy and Jan have assembled a timely snapshot of our current understanding of ecotourism, both as a concept worthy of scientific inquiry and as an increasingly significant segment of global commerce and industry. A terrific piece of work! Sam Ham, University of Idaho, US In the 30 or so year since it became established in the tourism literature and in tourism practice, ecotourism has attracted as many proponents as opponents. This Handbook now brings together some of the leading scholars worldwide in this field, to explore the current position of this form of tourism. In doing so, it offers serious critiques, it explores meanings and paradoxes, it offers best practices and it looks to the future. It is the Handbook for one of tourisms fastest growing and controversial sectors. David Airey, University of Surrey, UK This is a most welcome and needed book. With a very strong editorial team and contributing authors, the Handbook covers all the key issues of ecotourism. It cuts through the confusion surrounding the much-misunderstood concept of ecotourism, clearly dealing with definitions, concepts and research issues. The Handbook is particularly welcome for its focus on the visitor experience, a strength of the editors, and for clearly linking the theory of ecotourism with practice in the field. Christopher Cooper, Oxford Brookes University, UK This Handbook brings together contributions from over forty international experts in the field of ecotourism. It provides a critical review and discussion of current issues and concepts it challenges readers to consider the boundaries of what ecotourism is, and could be. The Handbook provides practical information regarding the business of ecotourism; insights into ecotourist behaviour and visitor experiences; and reflections on the practice of ecotourism in a range of different contexts. The Handbook is designed to be a valuable reference book for tourism scholars and researchers.

The Garden Tourist 2001

Author: Lois G. Rosenfeld
Publisher: Garden Tourist Press
ISBN: 9780970250537
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The Garden Tourist 2001 from the Author: Lois G. Rosenfeld.