Tourism Alternatives: Potentials and Problems in the Development of Tourism

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Tourism over the past three decades has grown phenomenally but is continually modified by ongoing events and forces—such as increasing or abating pollution and congestion issues, new forms of transportation, and altered economic, social, or political conditions.

The contributions in this work are of great importance to the advancement of knowledge of tourism, and, as a first theoretical book in the area, it establishes a significant benchmark ...

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1994 Paperback Size: 23.5 x 15.9 x 1.9 cm; Condition good. Isbn 0-471-94881-0.0471948810. The growth of tourism as a social phenomenon and the tourist industry as an economic ... enterprise has been dramatic over the last half of the 20th century. Tourism has become a major economic force, altering home patterns, living standards and income distribution. The expansion of tourism activities has coincided with significant cultural, political and environmental changes brought about by technological advancement. This study attempts to capture the interdisciplinary and theoretical questions put forward by alternative forms of tourism. It not only considers theoretical implications, but also examines case studies to form a proposed agenda for future research. *****PLEASE NOTE: This item is shipping from an authorized seller in Europe. In the event that a return is necessary, you will be able to return your item within the US. To learn more about our European sellers and policies see the BookQuest FAQ section***** Read more Show Less

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Tourism over the past three decades has grown phenomenally but is continually modified by ongoing events and forces—such as increasing or abating pollution and congestion issues, new forms of transportation, and altered economic, social, or political conditions.

The contributions in this work are of great importance to the advancement of knowledge of tourism, and, as a first theoretical book in the area, it establishes a significant benchmark for subsequent tourism research.

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Based on papers and discussions at the first symposium of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism, held at Zakopane, Poland in August 1989, the contributions to this volume address the theoretical attributes and dimensions of tourism from an international and interdisciplinary perspective. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780471948810
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/24/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 270
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
List of Contributors
Preface
Introduction: The Emergence of Alternative Forms of Tourism 1
Pt. I Theoretical Perspectives 13
1 Alternative Tourism: Concepts, Classifications, and Questions 15
2 Alternative Tourism: The Thin End of the Wedge 31
3 Making the Alternative Sustainable: Lessons from Development for Tourism 47
4 Alternative Tourism: Tourism and Sustainable Resource Management 76
5 International Tourism Reconsidered: The Principle of the Alternative 88
Pt. II Case Studies 113
6 Tourism as an Element in Sustainable Development: Hana, Maui 115
7 Boracay, Philippines: A Case Study in "Alternative" Tourism 133
8 Predisposition Toward Alternative Forms of Tourism Among Tourists Visiting Barbados: Some Preliminary Observations 158
9 Tourism by Train: Its Role in Alternative Tourism 180
10 Tourism Alternatives in an Era of Global Climatic Change 194
Epilogue: A Research Agenda on the Variability of Tourism 216
References 227
Author Index 247
Subject Index 251
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