Sustainable Tourism VI
Edited By: C.A. Brebbia, Wessex Institute of Technology, UK, S. Favro, Hydrographic Institute of the Republic of Croatia, Croatia and F.D. Pineda, Complutense University, Spain
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WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment
Sustainable Tourism VI contains the proceedings of the sixth International Conference in this successful series on Sustainable Tourism.
Tourism has become a major international industry, with many countries all over the world relying on the income it produces. Its economic advantages as a major source of finance and employment frequently leads to its active promotion by governments and other institutions, independent of the consequences on the environment, ecology and social structure of affected regions.
This book takes a broad view of this sophisticated and complex industry, and examines the practice of sustainable tourism from global travel trends through to destination and site management. Innovative solutions, including ecological tourism, as well as cultural initiatives that will lead to better approaches to tourism with the objective of preserving the diversity of our planet.
Topics covered include: Tourism Strategies; Planning and Development; Sustainable Tourism Assessment; Tourism and Protected Areas; Rural Tourism; Heritage Tourism; Climate Change; Marine and Coastal Tourism.