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Tourism and development in mountain regions.

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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. 14 case studies from around the world of mountain tourism coexisting with environmental sustainability and community well-being are included. An integrated approach to mountain-based tourism, which balances the needs of local communities, tourists...


Chapter 16 (Page no: 323)

Strategy for future mountain tourism.

A policy for promoting the use of tourism as one means for sustaining the integrity of mountain ecosystems is described. The strategy is composed of four specific thrusts: increased mountain perspective and awareness; improved mountain reciprocity; reduced mountain degradation; and deepened and disseminated mountain knowledge. The key elements of these objectives are identified as: comprehending and utilizing cultural and social attributes; empowering mountain communities; understanding and harnessing the potential of community; collaboration among key stakeholders; knowing the capability for sustainable tourism; integrating cultural eco-tourism; and using effective networks and other organizations.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Tourism and development in mountain regions: moving forward into the new millennium. Author(s): Godde, P. M. Price, M. F. Zimmermann, F. M.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 27) Environmental management for alpine tourism and resorts in Australia. Author(s): Buckley, R. C. Pickering, C. M. Warnken, J.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 47) Recreation resource assessment and monitoring techniques for mountain regions. Author(s): Monz, C.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 69) Conservation and development in Greek mountain areas. Author(s): Valaoras. G.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 85) Tourism in bioregional context: approaching ecosystemic practice in Šumava, Czech Republic. Author(s): Moss, L. A. G. Těšitel, J. Zemek, F. Bartoš, M. Kušsová, D. Heřman, M.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 115) Mountain culture as a tourism resource: aboriginal views on the privileges of storytelling. Author(s): Pfister, R. E.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 137) The economic impacts of different types of tourism in upland and mountain areas of Europe. Author(s): Snowdon, P. Slee, B. Farr, H.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 157) The economic impacts of ecotourism: conflicts and solutions in Highland Mexico. Author(s): Barkin, D.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 173) Mountain tourism and public policy in Nepal. Author(s): MacLellan, L. R. Dieke, P. U. C. Thapa, B. K.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 199) The role of the community in relation to the tourism industry: a case study from Mount Bromo, East Java, Indonesia. Author(s): Cochrane, J.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 221) Community-based tourism for conservation and women's development. Author(s): Lama, W. B.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 239) Too much too fast: lessons from Nepal's lost kingdom of Mustang. Author(s): Gurung, C. P. DeCoursey, M. A.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 255) Mongolia's tourism development race: case study from the Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park. Author(s): Saffery, A.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 275) Amenity migration in the Sumlaut˜umava Bioregion, Czech Republic: implications for ecological integrity. Author(s): Glorioso, R. S.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 297) Amenity migration and tourism in the Eastern Highlands Bioregion of Zimbabwe: Policy planning and management considerations. Author(s): Tonderayi, D.