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Environment and Tourism By Andrew Holden

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Considers the relationship that exists between tourism, society and the environment. It discusses how the tourism industry markets environments and suggests ways in which the economics of tourism can be adopted to aid conservation.

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Environment and Tourism by Andrew Holden

For many people, holidays are an increasingly central feature of contemporary western society. The tourism industry has expanded rapidly since 1950, but this book poses the significant question of consequent environmental impacts: are environments being benefited or damaged, by the tourist who visit them?

A well-balanced introductory text, this topical book on the relationships between tourism, society and the environment, examines 'tourism' and 'environment' in detail, and gives a historical overview of the growth of the tourism industry. It discusses how the tourism industry markets physical and cultural environments to be consumed by the tourist, and the consequences of the tourism they then attract. It explores:

* how the economics of tourism can be adopted in a positive way to aid conservation
* whether the concept of sustainability can be applied to tourism
* provides a critique of the 'new' forms of tourism, that have developed in recent years.

An extensive range of international case studies from both the developed and developing world are used to illustrate the theoretical ideas presented, and to aid the student, it includes end of chapter summaries, further reading guides and boxed vignettes focusing on contemporary environmental issues and debates.

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Environment and Tourism Reviews

'Overall the book is commended to readers as being an essential text in the area of tourism and environment and no doubt in due course it will become a classic in the field.' - International Journal of Tourism Research

'Andrew Holden writes in an accessible and straightforward style without patronising the reader, and this introductory-level book is packed with case-study materials, examples and discussions of how issues play out ... all in all, this is a good starter for entry-level students.' - Mike Crang, Times Higher Education Supplement

About Andrew Holden

Andrew Holden is Principal Research Fellow in Tourism at the University of Luton.

Table of Contents

1. Introducing tourism 2. Perceptions of environments for tourism and ethical issues 3. Tourism's relationship with the environment 4.Tourism, the environment and economics 5. The environmental planning and management of tourism 6. Sustainability and tourism 7. The future of tourism's relationship with the environment

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Environment and Tourism by Andrew Holden
Andrew Holden
Routledge Introductions to Environment: Environment and Society Texts
Used - Very Good
Taylor & Francis Ltd
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