Sustainable Island Tourism

Author: Patrizia Modica
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 1780645422
Size: 79.15 MB
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Sustainable Island Tourism from the Author: Patrizia Modica. Tourism continues to grow, and as the industry develops, it is important for researchers and practitioners to fully understand and examine issues such as sustainability, competiveness, and stakeholder quality of life in tourism centres around the world. Focusing on the unique perspective of island tourism destinations, this book outlines impacts on, and potential strategies for protecting, the natural environment, local economy, and local culture. A timely and important read for researchers, students and practitioners of tourism, this book also provides a valuable resource for researchers of sustainability and environmental science.

Sustainable Tourism In Island Destinations

Author: Rachel Dodds
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136530533
Size: 79.53 MB
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Sustainable Tourism In Island Destinations from the Author: Rachel Dodds. Many of the world's islands are dependent on tourism as their main source of income. It is therefore imperative that these destinations are managed for long-term viability. The natural appeal of a destination is typically one of its main tourism related assets, yet the natural environment is also the feature most directly threatened by potential overexploitation. Sustainable Tourism in Island Destinations builds on existing literature in the subject by providing innovative discussions and practical management structures through the use of the authors' various island project work. An original feature is the focus on islands which are part of larger nations, rather than just on island sovereign states. Through an illustrated case study approach, the book focuses on the successes and challenges islands face in achieving sustainable tourism. The authors put forward innovative mechanisms such as multi-stakeholder partnerships and incentive-driven non-regulatory approaches as ways that the sustainability agenda can move forward in destinations that face specific challenges due to their geography and historic development. The case studies - from Canada, St Kitts, Honduras, China, Indonesia, Spain, Tanzania and Thailand - provide the foundation which suggests that alternative approaches to tourism development are possible if they retain sustainability as a priority.

Island Tourism

Author: Jack Carlsen
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 184593699X
Size: 64.24 MB
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Island Tourism from the Author: Jack Carlsen. Islands are the most vulnerable and fragile of tourism destinations and will experience even more pressure as the combined impacts of economic, social and environmental change accelerate in the future. In order to understand the process of island tourism development, response to change and challenges and their journey to sustainability, this book provides insights and instruction on topics including social, cultural, environmental and economic aspects of island tourism. It contains essential information for policymakers, planners, researchers, managers and operators within the tourism industry.

Island Tourism And Sustainable Development

Author: Dennis John Gayle
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275962036
Size: 33.12 MB
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Island Tourism And Sustainable Development from the Author: Dennis John Gayle. Fifteen chapters offer tourism profiles of the Caribbean, Pacific, and Mediterranean basins, considering the nature of insular tourism and its relationship to development and sustainability. Specific attention is given to its impact on agriculture, terrestrial ecosystems, carrying capacity, culture,

Island Tourism

Author: Regina Belo
ISBN: 9781681175485
Size: 38.60 MB
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Island Tourism from the Author: Regina Belo. The concept of island tourism has attracted tourism researchers for ages who tried to examine islands characteristics, focusing on development within an economic and social context, sustainability and effective management. Especially, in the last decades, with the developments in the infrastructure and the introduction of new air and sea connections, islands became easier accessible and more favorable by tourists. In fact, many of the world's small islands depend on tourism. So the relationship of tourism and island development is very important. It can be examined through various perspectives that reflect the complexity of interaction. For small island economies such as Okinawa, Hawaii, Guam and Saipan, tourism has been the fastest growing and most important industry accounting for 20-70% of their external receipts. These island economies have comparative advantages in tourism because of their small market sizes, rich marine resources, tropical or sub-tropical climate, rich and unique cultural heritages, hospitality-oriented peoples, service-intensive nature of tourism. Island tourism, however, heavily depends on islands fragile and extremely limited natural as well as cultural resources. Islands over-expanded tourism industry has created various socio-economic-ecological issues such as cultural friction, water shortage, environmental degradation, food insecurity, imported inflation and family problem on the life of islanders. Island tourism is not a recent phenomenon; the Romans used the Isle of Capri as a holiday destination two thousand years ago. In order to understand the process of island tourism development, response to change and challenges and their journey to sustainability, Island Tourism: Sustainable Perspectives provides insights and instruction on topics including social, cultural, environmental and sustainable tourism. The present book examines islands and island tourism in relation to their specific characteristics as well as the impacts that tourism development has on islands. In addition, the development of tourism has positive and negative economic, socio-cultural and environmental impacts, that in the case of islands become more significant, since tourism is often more important for small islands than for mainland destinations.

Island Tourism In Asia And The Pacific

Publisher: World Tourism Organization Publications
ISBN: 9789284404742
Size: 13.58 MB
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Island Tourism In Asia And The Pacific from the Author: . The biggest challenge the World Tourism Organization predicts for tourism in Asia and the Pacific in the new millennium is sustainability. This assertion is buttressed by the fact that the volume of international visitors expected to visit the regions natural and cultural sites would undoubtedly have a remarkable impact on its social, cultural and natural environments. Owing to their relatively small size and fragile nature, islands in particular are more prone to feel the weight of the negative sides to the increased volume of tourists to the region.

Empowerment For Sustainable Tourism Development

Author: Trevor H. B. Sofield
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9780080439464
Size: 79.85 MB
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Empowerment For Sustainable Tourism Development from the Author: Trevor H. B. Sofield. Aiming to explore theoretical advances in tourism studies, this book explores the relationship between tourism, sustainable development and empowerment. The theoretical framework is explored across three levels through five case studies drawn from the South Pacific.