Tourism and Development in Mountain Regions

This book discusses the importance of mountain regions, and the precariousness of mountain tourism in the context of ecosystem and cultural conservation.

Author: P. Godde

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9780851999159

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 357

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This book discusses the importance of mountain regions, and the precariousness of mountain tourism in the context of ecosystem and cultural conservation. It includes case studies of mountain tourism existing alongside environmental sustainability and community well being. The text presents an integrated approach to mountain-based tourism, balancing the needs of local communities, tourists and environmental conservation.

Mountain Tourism

Mountains have long held an appeal for people around the world. This book focusses on the diversity of perspectives, interaction and role of tourism within these areas.

Author: Harold Richins

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1780644604

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 403

View: 966

Mountains have long held an appeal for people around the world. This book focusses on the diversity of perspectives, interaction and role of tourism within these areas. Providing a vital update to the current literature, it considers the interdisciplinary context of communities, the creation of mountain tourism experiences and the impacts tourism has on these environments. Including authors from Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America, the development, planning and governance issues are also covered.

Sustainable Mountain Tourism

Mountain tourism has the potential for driving the socioeconomic growth and development of local communities.

Author: World Tourism Organization (Unwto)

Publisher:

ISBN: 9789284420254

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 150

View: 778

Mountain tourism has the potential for driving the socioeconomic growth and development of local communities. This publication presents among others a systematic definition of mountain tourism; an overview of the development in different parts of the world, and recent structural changes affecting this segment as a result of new market patterns.

Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions

This book brings together research results from experts from all Balkan countries working on the problems of the mountain regions in Southeastern Europe.

Author: Georgi Zhelezov

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400701311

Category: Science

Page: 291

View: 197

The mountain regions in Southeastern Europe are unique natural regions of great beauty and ecological value, and home of the head waters of major rivers. They constitute a major ecological, economic, cultural, recreational and living environment in Europe, shared by numerous cultures and countries. The Southeastern European Mountain Regions are an important reservoir for biodiversity and habitats in Europe. A great number of protected areas – national parks, nature parks, reserves and nature monuments are located in these regions. From a socio-economic point of view the mountain regions are among the poorest areas in the Southeastern European countries, but they have potential for the implementation of successful economic activities. There are opportunities for development of these regions and, in particular, for trans-border integration and co-operation. This book brings together research results from experts from all Balkan countries working on the problems of the mountain regions in Southeastern Europe. The volume focuses on the challenges taking place along the rapid transformation in land use, biodiversity, tourism, nature risk and bio-productivity due to the global changes and particularly due to the local impacts of climate change. The key questions for discussion are: - Biodiversity, nature protection and conservation - Natural disasters and risk management - Social-economical development of the mountain regions - Spatial planning in the development of the mountain regions - Sustainable practices and politics for land use - Transborder co-operation.

Integrated Development of Mountain Areas

Author: Walter Danz

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Regional planning

Page: 90

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Key Issues for Mountain Areas

This book explores these issues, with particular emphasis on appropriate institutions and policies for sustainable mountain development.

Author: Martin F. Price

Publisher: United Nations University Press

ISBN: 9280811029

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 273

View: 823

Mountain areas cover a quarter of the Earth's land surface, with 26 percent of the global population living in them or very close by.Mountain people and mountain environments are particularly threatened by global environmental change and economic and political forces. A disproportionate number of conflicts occur in mountain regions, and their inhabitants include many of the poorest and most vulnerable in the world.How can we preserve fragile mountain ecosystems that provide critical goods and services, while improving the conditions of those who live there? This book explores these issues, with particular emphasis on appropriate institutions and policies for sustainable mountain development. The book includes information from the Bishkek Global Mountain Summit, the concluding global event of the International Year of Mountains 2002.

Towards Sustainable Livelihoods and Ecosystems in Mountain Regions

This book consists of an introduction and nine chapters, covering geo-environmental setting, socio-economy and population profile, sustainable livelihoods: diversification and enhancement, livelihood analysis, development of tourism and ...

Author: Vishwambhar Prasad Sati

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3319035339

Category: Science

Page: 205

View: 508

Sustainable livelihoods and ecosystems are far-reaching and burning issues in the wake of high growth of population, low production and per ha yield of crops and depletion of biodiversity resources. Mountainous regions of the world are facing the menace of poverty, food insecurity and malnutrition. Further, tremendous growth in population and slow pace of development have together forced most of the population to live below poverty line. Traditionally depending upon cultivating subsistence crops for food requirement, the people living in mountainous region are unable to produce sufficient food grains to run their livelihood smoothly. The Himalayas is one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots and has an abundance of natural resources: land, water and forest – life sustaining factors. The geo-environmental conditions – climate and landscape further enhance the possibility of sustainable livelihoods through eco-tourism, harnessing water resources and utilizing forests and their products sustainably. Diversifying agricultural practices through cultivating cash and cereal crops and enhancing livelihood options through extensive use of timber and non-timber based forestry products can help to eradicate poverty and provide food security. This book consists of an introduction and nine chapters, covering geo-environmental setting, socio-economy and population profile, sustainable livelihoods: diversification and enhancement, livelihood analysis, development of tourism and hydroelectricity, case studies, mountain ecosystems, sustainable mountain development and also presents a conclusion.

Mountain Research and Development

The role of the community in relation to the tourist industry : A case study from
Mount Bromo , East Java , Indonesia . In : Godde PM , Price MF , Zimmermann
FM , editors . Tourism and Development in Mountain Regions . Wallingford ,
United ...

Author:

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Category: Mountains

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27 Principles for the Development of Tourism in Mountain Regions

Their differing geography , demography and infrastructure require solutions in
different doses . ... In order to help the mountains escape from their economic
isolation , and participate in tourist development , it is not enough to adopt
piecemeal ...

Author: Council of Europe. Steering Committee for Regional and Municipal Matters

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ISBN:

Category: Tourism

Page: 95

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Sustainable Mountain Regions Challenges and Perspectives in Southeastern Europe

Chapter 19 The Role of Cultural Heritage in the Development of Mountain
Tourism: Case Study Mountain Rudnik, Serbia Snežana Štetić, Sanja Pavlović,
and Sara Stanić Jovanović Abstract Rudnik Mountain, as the most dominant
mountain in ...

Author: Boian Koulov

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331927905X

Category: Science

Page: 268

View: 824

Central to this edited volume is the proposition that the mountainous border region of Southeastern Europe needs to become a special target of European Union scale, regional development policy-making. Vivid case studies from eleven Central and Southeast European states present diverse perspectives on this region’s physical geography, economy and demographics and demonstrate the integrative potential of the geographic perspective in mountain research. Europe as a whole has a lot to gain from a “sustainable mountains” policy, especially in Southeast Europe. In their focus on the sustainable development of such areas, the chapters consider regional development policy, ecosystem services assessment, small-scale tourism, and forestry management. This book will be of interest to a wide audience, including academics, students, and practitioners in the fields of geography, ecology, and environmental studies.

Mountain Geography

Fascinating remoteness: The dilemma of hiking tourism development in
peripheral mountain areas: Results of a case study in southern Switzerland.
Mountain Research and Development 30: 320–331. Borrini- Feyerabend, G., ed.
1997.

Author: Martin F. Price

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520956974

Category: Science

Page: 396

View: 922

Mountains cover a quarter of the Earth’s land surface and a quarter of the global population lives in or adjacent to these areas. The global importance of mountains is recognized particularly because they provide critical resources, such as water, food and wood; contain high levels of biological and cultural diversity; and are often places for tourism and recreation and/or of sacred significance. This major revision of Larry Price’s book Mountains and Man (1981) is both timely and highly appropriate. The past three decades have been a period of remarkable progress in our understanding of mountains from an academic point of view. Of even greater importance is that society at large now realizes that mountains and the people who reside in them are not isolated from the mainstream of world affairs, but are vital if we are to achieve an environmentally sustainable future. Mountain Geography is a comprehensive resource that gives readers an in-depth understanding of the geographical processes occurring in the world’s mountains and the overall impact of these regions on culture and society as a whole. The volume begins with an introduction to how mountains are defined, followed by a comprehensive treatment of their physical geography: origins, climatology, snow and ice, landforms and geomorphic processes, soils, vegetation, and wildlife. The concluding chapters provide an introduction to the human geography of mountains: attitudes toward mountains, people living in mountain regions and their livelihoods and interactions within dynamic environments, the diverse types of mountain agriculture, and the challenges of sustainable mountain development.

Recreation and Tourism Development Through Federal Programs

Availability is a determining factor in patterns of use in both public and private
recreation areas . ... within a day's drive ( 350 miles ) of the scenic Appalachian
Mountains — a region seeking economic development whose best natural
resource ...

Author: United States. Area Redevelopment Administration

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Outdoor recreation

Page: 25

View: 209


Parks and Protected Areas in Canada

Tourism and development in mountain regions , in Godde , Price , and
Zimmermann , eds , Tourism and Development in Mountain Regions : Moving
Forward into the New Millennium . Wallingford , UK : CABI Publishing , 1 – 27 .
Hart , E . J ...

Author: Philip Dearden

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Ecosystem management

Page: 496

View: 326

Bringing together a list of outstanding scholars and officials from the academic world, Canada's public service, and non-governmental organizations, Parks and Protected Areas in Canada gives students a comprehensive look at Canadian park management and planning. This text's carefullyconstructed framework - dividing content by theoretical approaches and their applications, case studies, and themes, such as the role of Aboriginal peoples in policy development - crafts an in-depth view of the contemporary issues relating to parks and protected space management in Canadatoday.

The Rural Challenge

Tourist development policy in mountain regions For several decades now , the
development of tourism has had a ... Since conditions in such areas are often
unsuited to agriculture , crafts and industry , tourism very often appears to be the
only ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 9789287116048

Category: Europe

Page: 131

View: 585


Naturopa

They impose strict limits for settlements , infrastructures and tourist development
projects , and they preclude any uncontrolled regression of farming and forestry .
" Mountain regions , especially the Alps , are therefore cru cations network .

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Category: Nature conservation

Page:

View: 633


Global Opportunities and Challenges for Rural and Mountain Tourism

Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as cultural heritage, marketing strategies, and value chain systems, this book is ideally designed for travel agents, tour directors, tour developers, hotel managers, hospitality and ...

Author: Kala, Devkant

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1799813045

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 354

View: 380

Mountainous and rural areas throughout the world have continually been attributed with several hinderances including poverty, faulty governance, and susceptibility to natural disasters. However, with the recent development of tourism, these provinces have seen a strong rise in visitation. Despite this increase in economic sustainability, planners are still presented with many challenges as they try to balance developmental and ecological considerations. Global Opportunities and Challenges for Rural and Mountain Tourism provides emerging research exploring the integration of mountain tourism development and innovative practices for managing contemporary issues and challenges of tourism in these regions including socio-economic impacts, role of stakeholders, and promotional strategies for sustainable tourism development. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as cultural heritage, marketing strategies, and value chain systems, this book is ideally designed for travel agents, tour directors, tour developers, hotel managers, hospitality and tourism professionals, industry practitioners, researchers, geographical scientists, planners, academicians, and students.

Index to International Statistics

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Category: International agencies

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Tourism Recreation Research

Keywords : tourism related employment ; Sunbelt region ; spatial econometrics ;
spatial autocorrelation ; GIS . ... However , as well as any intrinsic destination
attractiveness , tourism development is also dependent upon infrastructure and
amenities to support visitor needs ... or desirable amenity locations such as
coastal or mountain area , which provide a focal point for tourism - related
mobility in non ...

Author:

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ISBN:

Category: Tourism

Page:

View: 253


Inside Kenya Today

THE scope of Kenya's tourist development plans may soon be widened to add
mountain regions to well - known game park and beach attractions . An
investigation has been made into the possibility of opening Mount Kenya -
Africa's second ...

Author:

Publisher:

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Category: Kenya

Page:

View: 349


Sustainable Mountain Communities

Environmental Sustainability for Mountain Areas Impacted by Tourism and
Amenity Migration Banff Centre Leslie Taylor, ... of Geography , University of
Calgary , Canada Introduction Population growth , climate change , industrial
development ...

Author: Banff Centre

Publisher: [Banff, Alta.] : Banff Centre

ISBN:

Category: Environmental protection

Page: 249

View: 166