Understanding Tropical Coastal And Island Tourism Development

Author: Klaus Meyer-Arendt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317645588
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Understanding Tropical Coastal And Island Tourism Development from the Author: Klaus Meyer-Arendt. This volume contains a collection of articles that include both case studies and theoretical insights applicable to the tourism development challenges of tropical coastal and island destinations throughout the world. Topics include the shortcoming of (eco)tourism in Madagascar, collaboration theory and successful multi-stakeholder partnerships on Indonesian resort islands, resilience theory and development pressures on a Malaysian island, results and implications of a detailed survey of cruise passengers in Colombia, perceptions of underdevelopment as limiting factors in Costa Rica, and conflicts of perception and reality through the literary myths of Pitcairn Island. This book was published as a special issue of Tourism Geographies.

Tourism And Development In Tropical Islands

Author: Stefan Gössling
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN:
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Tourism And Development In Tropical Islands from the Author: Stefan Gössling. 'This is a welcome addition to the literature on island tourism. It is the first sustained cross-national attempt to apply the political ecology perspective across a global sample of inter-tropical coastal settings. This conceptual framework focuses on the interaction between various tourism stakeholders - national and international, public and private - to explain the process of environmental change in island resort areas. the volume contains an unusual diversity of case studies, rich and informative in their own right. It will provide valuable reading for both tourism academics and professionals and spawn further research along the same lines.' - Jerome L. McElroy, Saint Mary's College, Indiana, US 'This book provides fascinating and readable accounts of the interplay between tourism development, politics and local environments from the new perspective of political ecology. Thus, it adds institutional depth to studies of tourism development and deserves to be read widely.' - Clem Tisdell, the University of Queensland, Australia Tropical islands are fragile, vulnerable environments and yet they are coming under increasing strain due to coastal developments and global environmental change. As a result of their remote location, small size and limited natural resource endowments, tourism has become an important economic activity, leading to emerging conflicts between the interests of developers, tourists and residents.

Island Tourism And Sustainable Development

Author: Dennis John Gayle
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275962036
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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,

Tourism Development

Author: Richard W. Butler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134623593
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Tourism Development from the Author: Richard W. Butler. This work combines a study of contemporary issues in tourism development with a close examination of approaches to tourism research. Looking beyond the much-studied mass tourism industries, leading international academics who are members of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism, explore new issues raised by emerging tourist destinations such as Ghana, Samoa, Vietnam and India's Bhyundar Valley. A fascinating work, Contemporary Issues in Tourism Development discusses a wide range of topics such as: * reasons for development * tourism development as a strategy for urban revitalization * tourism’s links to heritage conservation and regional development * sustainability and the adverse impacts of development * cultural considerations and community participation * the importance of context for individual tourism projects.

Asia Pacific Coasts And Their Management

Author: Nobuo Mimura
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402036256
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Asia Pacific Coasts And Their Management from the Author: Nobuo Mimura. The Asia and Pacific region is home to the world’s largest concentration of coral reefs and mangroves. It accommodates two-thirds of the world’s human population and its economic activities have the highest growth rate in the world. This book gives an overview of the state-of-the-art understanding on the drivers, state, and responses to the coastal environmental changes in the Asia and Pacific region. It provides important perspectives on the subject for researchers.

Recreational Uses Of Coastal Areas

Author: P. Fabbri
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400923910
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Recreational Uses Of Coastal Areas from the Author: P. Fabbri. Human clustering in coastal areas The coastal zone has gained a solid reputation as a place vocated for recreational activities and this is generally related to the presence of the sea. The relationship, however, does not appear univocal or simple: the sea can be perceived as a hostile element by humans and the more general question of whether the presence of the shore is in itself a favourable, repulsive, or irrelevant factor to settlement is a debatable point, at least for pre-industrial societies. Back in the early part of the 19th century, Friedrich Hegel regarded oceans and rivers as unifying elements rather than dividing ones, thus implying a trend towards the concentration of human settlements along them. 'The sea', he wrote, 'stimulates 1 courage and conquest, as well as profit and plunder', although he realized that this did not equally apply to all maritime peoples. In Hegel's view, different approaches to the sea were mainly the results of cultural factors and, in fact, he recognized that some people living in coastal areas perceive the sea as a dangerous and alien place and the shore as aftnis terrae.

Authenticating Ethnic Tourism

Author: Philip Feifan Xie
Publisher: Channel View Publications
ISBN: 1845411579
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Authenticating Ethnic Tourism from the Author: Philip Feifan Xie. This book represents a shifting of emphasis away from the discourse of authenticity to the process of authenticating ethnic tourism. It focuses upon what authentication is, how it works, who is involved, and what the problems are in the process. By using the study of folk villages on Hainan Island, China, the book suggests that authenticity evolves from a static into a more dynamic concept, which can be formulated according to the different stages of development relating to all the stakeholders involved. Authentication is an interactive process in which a balance of forces defines a state of equilibrium. The book uncovers some interesting findings that will significantly contribute to the literature on ethnic tourism in developing areas. "Finally, here is a way to move beyond old debates about authenticity in tourism studies, with a pragmatic, useful approach for analyzing `authentification' processes. Xie's models of stakeholders' interactions and the paradoxes encountered in ethnic tourism development have worldwide application for academics and stakeholders themselves."Margaret Swain, University of California, USA

The New Encyclopedia Of Southern Culture

Author: Martin Melosi
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469616602
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The New Encyclopedia Of Southern Culture from the Author: Martin Melosi. From semitropical coastal areas to high mountain terrain, from swampy lowlands to modern cities, the environment holds a fundamental importance in shaping the character of the American South. This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture surveys the dynamic environmental forces that have shaped human culture in the region--and the ways humans have shaped their environment. Articles examine how the South's ecology, physiography, and climate have influenced southerners--not only as a daily fact of life but also as a metaphor for understanding culture and identity. This volume includes ninety-eight essays that explore--both broadly and specifically--elements of the southern environment. Thematic overviews address subjects such as plants, animals, energy use and development, and natural disasters. Shorter topical entries feature familiar species such as the alligator, the ivory-billed woodpecker, kudzu, and the mockingbird. Also covered are important individuals in southern environmental history and prominent places in the landscape, such as the South's national parks and seashores. New articles cover contemporary issues in land use and conservation, environmental protection, and the current status of the flora and fauna widely associated with the South.

Africa Continent Of Economic Opportunity

Author: David Fick
Publisher: Real African Publishers
ISBN: 1919855475
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Africa Continent Of Economic Opportunity from the Author: David Fick. Divided into geographic regions and representing every African nation, this comprehensive collection of case studies explores how successful business enterprises of varying size, along with community projects, help to create jobs in Africa. A valuable guide to conducting business anywhere on the continent, this account also offers information on finding business opportunities and handling oft-encountered problems.