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River tourism.

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Chapter 9 (Page no: 147)

The Amazon: a river tourism frontier.

This chapter examines a number of issues relating to the use of the Amazon River and its tributaries as a tourism resource. After discussing significant ecological and geographical aspects of the Amazon region, the chapter examines development in the major tourism nodes of Manaus and Belém (Brazil). The initial discussion involves a brief summary of issues (including deforestation and indigenous culture) that have been associated with the Amazon and a more substantial discussion on economic issues related to development.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introducing river tourism: physical, ecological and human aspects. Author(s): Prideaux, B. Timothy, D. J. Cooper, M.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 23) River tourism in the South Asian subcontinent. Author(s): Cooper, M.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 41) River-based tourism in the USA: tourism and recreation on the Colorado and Mississippi rivers. Author(s): Timothy, D. J.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 55) The Mekong: developing a new tourism region. Author(s): Laws, E. Semone, P.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 74) River tourism: sailing the Nile. Author(s): Cooper, M.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 95) European waterways as a source of leisure and recreation. Author(s): Erfurt-Cooper, P.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 117) The Yangzi River tourism zone. Author(s): Arlt, W. G. Feng, G.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 131) Fishing the 'big rivers' in Australia's Northern territory: market diversification for the Daly River. Author(s): Carson, D. Schmallegger, D.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 165) River heritage: the Murray-Darling River. Author(s): Prideaux, B.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 181) White-water tourism. Author(s): Buckley, R.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 197) Basin-based governance for integrated water resources management: prospects and challenges. Author(s): Fellizar, F. P., Jr.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 217) Sustainable water resources and water security. Author(s): Nakagami, K. Nwe, K. M.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 239) 'The river city'? Conflicts in the development of a tourism destination brand for Brisbane. Author(s): Marzano, G. Laws, E. Scott, N.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 257) Conclusions and challenges. Author(s): Cooper, M. Prideaux, B.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • School of Business, James Cook University, PO Box 6811, Cairns, Australia.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2009
  • ISBN
  • 9781845934682
  • Record Number
  • 20093069366