Adaptation To A Changing Climate In The Arab Countries

Author: Dorte Verner
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821394592
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Adaptation To A Changing Climate In The Arab Countries from the Author: Dorte Verner. The Arab region already suffers adverse consequences from climate change. This book provides information on climate change and its impact, as well as technical guidance on climate adaptation options for policy makers.

International Tourism Development And The Gulf Cooperation Council States

Author: Marcus L. Stephenson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317690877
Size: 36.94 MB
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International Tourism Development And The Gulf Cooperation Council States from the Author: Marcus L. Stephenson. This book examines the challenges facing the development of tourism in the six member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC): Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This region, which largely comprises the Arabian Peninsula, possesses some of the fastest growing economies in the world and is remarkably unique. It shares similar associations and affinities: tribal histories, royal kinship, political associations, Bedu cultural roots, Islamic heritage, rapid urbanization, oil wealth, rentier dynamics, state capitalist structures, migrant labour, economic diversification policies and institutional restructuring. Therefore, this volume takes the study of tourism away from its normative unit of analysis, where tourism in the region is being examined within the context of the Middle East and the wider Islamic and Arab world, towards an enquiry focusing on a specific geo-political territory and socially defined region. Although international tourism development in the region embodies a range of challenges, complexities and conflicts, which are deeply contextualized in this volume, the approach overall does not endorse the normative ‘Gulf bashing’ position that has predominated within the critical enquiries in the region. It presents a forward-looking and realistic assessment of international tourism development, examining development potentialities and constructive ways forward for GCC states and the region as a whole. This edited volume provides a real attempt to examine critically ways in which tourism and its development intersect with the socio-cultural, economic, political, environmental and industrial change that is taking place in the region. By doing so, the book provides a theoretically engaged analysis of the social transformations and discourses that shape our contemporary understanding of tourism development within the GCC region. Moreover, it deciphers tourism development’s role within the context of the GCC states undergoing rapid transformation, urbanization, ultra-modernization, internationalization and globalization. In addition to state-specific illustrations and destination case studies, the work provides insights into relatable themes associated with international tourism development in the region, such as tourism’s relationship with religion, heritage and identity, the environment and sustainability, mobility and cross-border movements, the transport industry, image production and destination branding, mega-development and political stability and instability. The book combines theory with diverse case study illustrations, drawing on disciplinary knowledge from such fields as sociology, political economy and social geography. This timely and original contribution is essential reading for students, researchers and academics in the field of tourism studies and related subject areas, along with those who have regional interests in Middle East studies, including Gulf and Arabian Peninsula studies.

Higher Education In Regional And City Development Higher Education In Regional And City Development Andalusia Spain 2010

Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264088997
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Higher Education In Regional And City Development Higher Education In Regional And City Development Andalusia Spain 2010 from the Author: OECD. This review of higher education in regional development examines how the Andalusia region of Spain can fuel local growth and create jobs and businesses.

Culture Urban Future

Author: UNESCO
Publisher: UNESCO Publishing
ISBN: 9231001701
Size: 63.72 MB
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Culture Urban Future from the Author: UNESCO.

Tourism In The Arab World

Author: Hamed Almuhrzi
Publisher: Aspects of Tourism
ISBN: 9781845416140
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Tourism In The Arab World from the Author: Hamed Almuhrzi. This book is the first to explore Arabic tourism from a business viewpoint and focuses on business planning, management and marketing destinations in the Arab World. It examines similarities and differences in the emergence and development of the tourism industry in countries across the Arab world as well as its inbound and outbound travel flows.

Beaches Ruins Resorts

Author: Waleed Hazbun
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 0816654913
Size: 74.38 MB
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Beaches Ruins Resorts from the Author: Waleed Hazbun. Despite being viewed as a dangerous region to visit, leisure travel across the Middle East has thrived even in the post-9/11 era. In Beaches, Ruins, Resorts, Waleed Hazbun investigates this overlooked industry to show how tourism is shaping the economic development and international relations of the region in dramatic ways. Hazbun tells the new and surprising story of how the draw of glittering beaches, luxury hotels and resorts, and sightseeing at ancient ruins impact the Arab world--promoting both economic globalization and political authoritarianism.