ISBN-13: 9781845935481 / Angielski / Twarda / 2010 / 273 str.
Providing a thorough examination of the threats posed to destinations by tourism, this comprehensive text discusses how popular and fragile destinations, such as the Great Barrier Reef, could become severely damaged and forced to close to tourists if current tourism trends continue. The consequences of tourism growth, predicted changes, and management and policy responses are reviewed. The book will explore tourism in the context of climate change and vulnerable environments, exploring the situation at local level and in a wider perspective using international case studies throughout and providing future recommendations. It will be an essential text for researchers, policymakers and students in tourism, ecotourism, environmental conservation, planning, coastal management and engineering, climate change and marine conservation.