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Cover for Ecotourism certification and evaluation: progress and prospects.

Ecotourism as a concept and business is explored briefly. The many different approaches for certifying ecotourism are presented. It is argued that a more systematic international system for ecotourism certification is required to: protect the tourism industry from false ecolabelling; distinguish...

Author(s)
Epler Wood, M.; Halpenny, E. A.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995069)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fostering human resources in the leisure field: 'serious leisure' and the potential role of volunteers. A proposal for developing countries.

This paper examines the concepts involved in the development of voluntary human resources for work in fostering and encouraging more involvement in leisure activities among young Brazilian people. Knowledge/intervention is combined with living significant meaningful leisure experiences in this...

Author(s)
Bramante, A. C.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997506)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Environmental impacts of ecotourism.

This book with 25 chapters considers the environmental impacts of particular activities, viz., hiking and camping, off road vehicles and recreational boats, as well as impacts specific to certain ecosystems, e.g., marine environments, polar coasts, and mountain environments. It incorporates reviews ...

Author(s)
Buckley, R.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998107)
Type
Book
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Cover for Understanding use and users at Itatiaia National Park, Brazil.

This paper reports on a research conducted to understand the relationship between visitor characteristics, behaviour and ecological impacts based on a case study in Itatiaia National Park (INP), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Impacts at overnight camp sites are indeed due largely to visitor behaviour. The ...

Author(s)
Magro, T. C.; Barros, M. I. A. de
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998107)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Tourism, culture and regeneration.

This book examines the destinations and sites that are being created for tourists, as well as for local people within an urban regeneration context, with a particular focus on tourism's relationship to urban regeneration and cultural development. It examines the impact of such developments on a...

Author(s)
Smith, M. K.
ISBN
2006 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845931308)
Type
Book
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Cover for Interpretative planning as a means of urban regeneration: Recife, Brazil.

This chapter examines the use of interpretative planning in the context of Recife, Brazil. It looks initially at concepts of regeneration and interpretation, the context in which the plan emerged and the area it targeted. Then it discusses the techniques used to match target audience needs to the...

Author(s)
Bath, B.; Goncalves, P.
ISBN
2006 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845931308)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for River journeys.

This chapter describes the structure of the whitewater adventure sector and examines case studies where the emphasis is on a multi-day journey down a remote river, typically using both rafts and kayaks. These case studies are from China, Russia, Nepal, Australia and Brazil. For each of the six case ...

Author(s)
Buckley, R.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931223)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Globalization of the theme park industry.

This chapter focuses on the worldwide expansion of theme parks since the 1950s to the present, especially regarding the intensification of their growth dynamics in Europe and Asia during the end of the 1980s and the early 1990s, just when in the USA the development of the industry saturated the...

Author(s)
Clavé, S. A.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932084)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ecotourism equations: do economic benefits equal conservation?

This chapter compares the outcome of the two conservation paradigms (equations) with a descriptive analysis of selected case studies in ecotourism. The chapter begins by reviewing a (non-exhaustive) set of case studies that illustrate the first equation. Again, that equation predicts conservation...

Author(s)
Pêgas, F. de V.; Stronza, A.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934002)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for 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...

Author(s)
Prideaux, B.; Lohmann, G.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934682)
Type
Book chapter

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