Lake Tourism: An Integrated Approach to Lacustrine Tourism Systems [NOOK Book]

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Lakes are an essential element of some of the world's most popular tourism destinations. However, increased pressure from visitors and the tourism industry as well as from other, sometimes competing, land and water uses has made the sustainable development of lakes increasingly problematic. This book represents the first attempt to bring together some of the key elements of lake tourism within a single volume in order to present the urgent need for an integrated approach to lacustrine tourism systems ...
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Lake Tourism: An Integrated Approach to Lacustrine Tourism Systems

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Overview

Lakes are an essential element of some of the world's most popular tourism destinations. However, increased pressure from visitors and the tourism industry as well as from other, sometimes competing, land and water uses has made the sustainable development of lakes increasingly problematic. This book represents the first attempt to bring together some of the key elements of lake tourism within a single volume in order to present the urgent need for an integrated approach to lacustrine tourism systems management.The book presents comprehensive overviews of lake tourism including branding and marketing, visitor management and planning, historical and cultural dimensions, and environmental quality. The volume is international in scope with cases from Europe, North America and Oceania. The book concludes by noting that tourism needs to be established as a complimentary land and water use at a time when lakes and their watersheds are facing challenges in the form of climate and environmental change, increasing numbers of visitors as well as an overall increase in competing demands for water.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845413774
  • Publisher: Channel View Publications
  • Publication date: 5/3/2006
  • Series: Aspects of Tourism , #32
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 221
  • File size: 9 MB

Table of Contents

1 Lake tourism : an introduction to lacustrine tourism systems 3
2 Lakes as tourism destination resources 27
3 Natural heritage and the maintenance of iconic stature : Crater Lake, Oregon, USA 45
4 The changing historical dimensions of lake tourism at Savonlinna : Savonlinna - the pearl of Lake Saimaa : lake representations in the tourist marketing of Savonlinna 67
5 Lakes, myths and legends : the relationship between tourism and cultural values for water in Aotearoa/New Zealand 83
6 Lakes as an opportunity for tourism marketing : in search of the spirit of the lake 101
7 Lake tourism in the Netherlands 119
8 The Ostroda-Elblag Canal in Poland : the past and future for water tourism 131
9 Finnish boaters and their outdoor activity choices 149
10 Planning and management of lake destination development : lake gateways in Minnesota 167
11 Lake tourism in New Zealand : sustainable management issues 182
12 Local considerations in marketing and developing lake-destination areas 207
13 Research agendas and issues in lake tourism : from local to global concerns 223
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