River Tourism

River Tourism

by Bruce Prideaux, Malcolm Cooper
     
 

Rivers constitute a major tourism resource, providing spectacular settings, recreation facilities, a means of transport, a sense of heritage and adventure, and links with the environment and natural world. River tourism accounts for a significant proportion of the world’s tourism consumption, with activities such as Nile cruises and rafting holidays making it

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Overview

Rivers constitute a major tourism resource, providing spectacular settings, recreation facilities, a means of transport, a sense of heritage and adventure, and links with the environment and natural world. River tourism accounts for a significant proportion of the world’s tourism consumption, with activities such as Nile cruises and rafting holidays making it an economically important area of tourism demanding in-depth analysis. This book explores river tourism from a range of perspectives including uses, heritage, management, environmental concerns, and marketing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845934682
Publisher:
CAB International North America
Publication date:
02/01/2009
Series:
CABI Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Introducing River Tourism: Physical, Ecological and Human Aspects
2. River Tourism in the South Asian Subcontinent
3. River-Based Tourism in the United States: Tourism and Recreation on the Colorado and Mississippi Rivers
4. The Mekong: Developing a New Tourism Region
5. River Tourism: Sailing the Nile
6. European Waterways as a Source of Leisure and Recreation
7. The Yangzi River Tourism Zone
8. Fishing the Big Rivers' in Australia's Northern Territory: Market diversification for the Daly River
9. River Heritage - The Murray Darling River
10. Whitewater Tourism
11. Basin-Based Governance for Integrated Water Resources Management: Prospects and Challenges
12. Sustainable Water Resources and Water Security
13. 'The River City?' Conflicts in the Development of a Tourism Destination Brand for Brisbane
14. Conclusion and Challenges

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