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Nature Tourism (Hardcover) (Joseph S. Chen & Nina K. Prebensen)
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In the last decades, a fast rise of emerging economies, like the BRICS nations, have propelled the growth of tourism worldwide. Meanwhile, a plethora of nature destinations has been developed to supply the diverse needs of the new wave of demand from emerging economies so as to entice the existing tourists from advanced and rich economies.
Nature Tourism augments the current literature on the benefits and pitfalls in recent developments of nature tourism, tracing the history in development, highlighting the ecological impacts and showcasing the current practices in nature tourism along with discussions on specific tourist markets from holistic viewpoints embracing lessons learning from various destination nations and continents across the globe. A host of topics with global significance will be explored such as the effect of climate change on nature tourism, technological innovation in managing nature tourism, visitor management in nature tourism and market positioning in a highly competitive environment. These are reviewed in a wide range of countries from USA/Canada, South America, Scandinavian countries, Swiss Alp, Middle-East countries, Africa, China, and Australia/New Zealand.
This book will offer significant insight into the nature based tourism and its future development. It will be of interest to upper level students, researchers and academics in tourism, environmental studies, development and sustainability.