Nature-based Tourism in Peripheral Areas: Development Or Disaster?

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Colin Michael Hall, Stephen W. Boyd
Channel View Publications, Jan 1, 2005 - Business & Economics - 281 pages
This book provides one of the first detailed examinations of the problems of nature-based tourism development in peripheral areas. A diverse range of environments is used to illustrate the challenges and difficulties of managing nature-based tourism resources. A central theme throughout the book is the degree of opportunity that nature-based tourism provides as the basis for peripheral region development.
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
Ecotourism and Regional Transformation in Northwestern
21
Wilderness
36
A Low Risk Low Impact Ecotourism
50
Defining the Image
75
TimeSpace Use Among Crosscountry Skiers in Abisko
91
The Importance of Health as a Factor in Achieving
105
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C. Michael Hall is Professor of Tourism at the University of Otago, New Zealand and Honorary Professor, University of Stirling, Scotland. He is also co-editor of Current Issues in Tourism and has written widely on tourism, environmental history and contemporary mobility issues.

Stephen Boyd, previously at the University of Otago, New Zealand, is now Professor of Tourism in the School of Hotel, Leisure and Tourism, at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland. His research interests include heritage, communities, partnership, planning and management. His most recent co-authored book is Heritage Tourism.

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