Sustainable Tourism Futures

Author: Stefan Gössling
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135843244
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Sustainable Tourism Futures from the Author: Stefan Gössling. A global industry and an important tool for economic development, international tourism is facing an increasingly uncertain future. Global environmental change, including climate change; increasing fuel prices; and growing criticism from environmental and social interest groups are posing substantial challenges to the belief that international tourism can be sustainable at current rates and patterns of growth. This book therefore aims to answer the questions of if and how tourism can be a sustainable industry. The book concludes that sustainable tourism is possible but that it requires fundamental shifts in operations, systems and philosophies. The various contributions identify a number of means by which this can be accomplished but stress that sustainable tourism still has a long way to travel before it can reach its destination.

Mountain Tourism

Author: Harold Richins
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 1780644604
Size: 22.98 MB
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Mountain Tourism from the Author: Harold Richins. Mountains have long held an appeal for people around the world. This book focusses on the diversity of perspectives, interaction and role of tourism within these areas. Providing a vital update to the current literature, it considers the interdisciplinary context of communities, the creation of mountain tourism experiences and the impacts tourism has on these environments. Including authors from Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America, the development, planning and governance issues are also covered.

The Practice Of Sustainable Tourism

Author: Michael Hughes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317749677
Size: 29.22 MB
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The Practice Of Sustainable Tourism from the Author: Michael Hughes. Sustainable tourism is a widely used term that has accumulated considerable attention from researchers and policy makers over the past two decades. However, there is still an apparently wide gap between theory and practice in the area. Recent scholarly research has tended to focus on niche areas of alternative tourism rather than address the broader issues and vagaries and paradoxes that appear to plague the broader notion of sustainable tourism. As such, there is a need for a new and pragmatic analysis of sustainable tourism as an overarching idea and how this manifests in practice. The Practice of Sustainable Tourism fulfils this need by offering a fresh perspective on sustainable tourism as an umbrella concept with inherent tensions. It presents a way of thinking about tourism based on the notion of finding common ground using the dialectic tradition of philosophy. Dialectics focusses on resolving opposing viewpoints by recognising they have common elements that can be combined into a rational and practical solution over time. As part of this approach, the book examines the strongly apparent tensions within alternative tourism as well as the paradox of continuing growth and other mass tourism related issues. It is divided into three parts, Part I includes chapters discussing the general concept of sustainable tourism, its history, current status and possible futures; Part II includes a range of destination case studies exploring how sustainable tourism has been applied and Part III includes perspectives from the tourism operator view. Given the international content and challenging themes, the book will be appealing internationally to students, researchers and academics in the fields of tourism, geography, sustainability and social science.

Evaluation Of The Community Placement Of The Tapestry Tourism Futures Model

Author: Diane Lee
ISBN: 9781920965419
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Evaluation Of The Community Placement Of The Tapestry Tourism Futures Model from the Author: Diane Lee. This technical report was based on sustainable tourism principles; more specifically, the need for an `evaluationÂż phase in tourism policy and planning, and an understanding of the multifaceted nature of the tourism industry. This report focuses on an evaluation of the three-year Tapestry Tourism Futures Project (TTFP, which addressed the issue of tourism resource management in the South-West Tapestry Region of Western Australia. This title is also available for FREE download at

Sustainable Futures

Author: Margaret Robertson
Publisher: Aust Council for Ed Research
ISBN: 0864314388
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Sustainable Futures from the Author: Margaret Robertson. Offers a unique and fascinating approach to sustainable development issues in developing countries. It focuses on educating the next generation of young people about environmental issues with water and forest management as major themes.

Green Tourism Futures

ISBN: 9780987139818
Size: 47.36 MB
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Green Tourism Futures from the Author: . The National Climate Change Adaptation Framework identified tourism as one key sector vulnerable to the impacts of climate change in Australia. This paper evaluates how nine government tourism agencies are responding to the issue of climate change in Australia. Information on climate change, sustainability and going green is drawn from the corporate websites, annual reports, tourism plans, fact sheets, and case studies produced by these government tourism agencies from 2007 to 2010. The paper critically evaluates how government tourism agencies are addressing climate change issues, by promoting carbon reduction initiatives and carbon offsetting schemes for tourism operators. Climate change tourism responses are more developed in Australian states with climate change policies and in destinations vulnerable to the impacts of climate change or dependent on long haul travellers.

Postcolonial Tourism

Author: Anthony Carrigan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136833927
Size: 77.56 MB
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Postcolonial Tourism from the Author: Anthony Carrigan. This book is the first literary study of postcolonial tourism. Looking at the cultural and ecological effects of mass tourism development in highly exoticized island states that are still grappling with the legacies of western colonialism, Carrigan contends that postcolonial writers not only dramatize the industry’s most exploitative operations but also provide blueprints toward sustainable tourism futures. By locating this argument in the context of interdisciplinary tourism research, the study shows how imaginative literature can extend some of this field’s key theoretical concepts while making an important contribution to the interface between postcolonial studies and ecocriticism. The book also presents a framework for analyzing how an industry that is subject to constant media attention and involves a huge proportion of the global population shapes the cultural, social, and environmental milieux of postcolonial texts.

The Renewable Energy Landscape

Author: Dean Apostol
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317211014
Size: 77.12 MB
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The Renewable Energy Landscape from the Author: Dean Apostol. The Renewable Energy Landscape is a definitive guide to understanding, assessing, avoiding, and minimizing scenic impacts as we transition to a more renewable energy future. It focuses attention, for the first time, on the unique challenges solar, wind, and geothermal energy will create for landscape protection, planning, design, and management. Topics addressed include: Policies aimed at managing scenic impacts from renewable energy development and their social acceptance within North America, Europe and Australia Visual characteristics of energy facilities, including the design and planning techniques for avoiding or mitigating impacts or improving visual fit Methods of assessing visual impacts or energy projects and the best practices for creating and using visual simulations Policy recommendations for political and regulatory bodies. A comprehensive and practical book, The Renewable Energy Landscape is an essential resource for those engaged in planning, designing, or regulating the impacts of these new, critical energy sources, as well as a resource for communities that may be facing the prospect of development in their local landscape.