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Understanding and Managing Tourism Impacts

An Integrated Approach

C. Michael Hall, University of Canterbury, New Zealand and Alan A. Lew, Northern Arizona University, USA

Series: Contemporary Geographies of Leisur , Tourism and Mobility

’In providing a coherent framework for managing tourism impacts as part of a holistic planning approach, it serves as a valuable resource not only for teaching students of tourism management but also for the development of professionals already engaged in the tourism industry.’

  • Dr. Angela Kalisch, University of Gloucestershire, UK

’This book is an important addition to the field and to the resources of tourism educators and policymakers. Its examination of the complexities of tourism’s impacts, the broader contexts and the elements involved result in a key text at the forefront of the study of tourism impacts.’

  • Dr. Mark Ewen, University of Hertfordshire, UK

This text provides a clear, accessible and up-to-date synthesis of tourism’s role in our contemporary world, both as an agent of change, and as a response to it. Tourism-related change is approached from a framework that illustrates the changing environments in which they occur, including the spatial scale of such impacts and the effects of these impacts over time. This framework is then applied to the economic, socio-cultural and physical dimensions of tourism. After examining the different forms of tourism-related impacts, the book then discusses the role of planning as part of an integrated approach to the mitigation of undesirable impacts and the maximization of the desirable benefits of tourism development. Case studies and illustrations from a variety of locations from around the world are used throughout the book to exemplify key themes and issues; additionally figures and tables serve to elucidate statistical data.

Understanding and Managing ourism Impacts illustrates that when well managed tourism can make a positive contribution to destinations. With tourism increasingly being implicated as a factor in climate and environmental change, and with the benefits and costs of tourism as a form of economic development being examined more closely than ever, this book provides a timely contribution to help clarify the potentials and pitfalls of contemporary tourism.

Selected Contents: 1. Introduction: Conceptualising Tourism 2. Understanding Impacts 3. Economic Impacts 4. Socio-cultural Impacts 5. Physical Impacts 6. Integrated Approaches

to Tourism Impacts: The Role of Planning 7. The Future of Tourism

2009: 234 x 156: 392pp Hb: 978-0-415-77132-0: £100.00 Pb: 978-0-415-77133-7: £26.99 eBook: 978-0-203-87587-2

For more information, visit: www.routledge.com/9780415771337

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Fax: +44 (0)20 7017 6699

Online: www.routledge.com

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