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The Routledge Handbook of Nature Based Tourism Development

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ISBN 9781032137704
March 28, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
584 Pages 79 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This Handbook is the first to provide a comprehensive overview of nature based tourism development. It lays the foundations for a comprehensive and holistic understanding of NBT development and to move beyond current understanding of the phenomenon by identifying research priorities. Original contributions from international experts in the field provide conceptual grounding to the discipline, synthesizing key definitions and terminology. Current practices in nature based tourism destinations are explored as well as the policy implications for planning and management of nature based tourism. This book seeks to improve the governance framework of nature based destinations considering the rapid evolution of tourism economy and long term trends such as demography, demand, digitalisation, the environment. Bringing together theoretical, empirical and practical sights to bridge the gap between academia and industry.

Table of Contents

Introduction & Organisation of the Book

Dr Ante Mandić & Dr. Sandeep K Walia

Section-1- Nature-Based Tourism: Concepts and Emerging Challenges

Chapter-1- Nature-based tourism: before, during and after COVID- 19

David Newsome & Priyan Perera

Chapter-2- The most vulnerable and least heard: Advocating for animal justice in tourism.

Sheppard, V.A. & Fennell, D.A

Chapter-3- A Critical Inquiry into the Sustainability of NBT: Responsibility of the Traveler

Bengi Ertuna, Burcin Kalabay Hatipoglu, Emre Cantekinler, Selen Dağ, Burcu Ormanlıoğlu & Serçin Dilem Şenkal

Chapter-4- A case-story of the connection between woodlands, landscape and nature-based recreation in upland England

Sara V. Iversen, Naomi K. van der Velden & Ian Convery

Chapter-5- Cooperation in niches of the nature-based tourism industry- The case of mountain guiding in Norway.

Kristin Løseth

Chapter-6- Ecotourism, wildlife festivals, and sustainability: Are objectives, strategies, and outcomes aligned?

Glen Hvenegaard

Chapter-7- The role of the local community in the repositioning process of Taranto as a sustainable tourist destination.

Sonia Ferrari & Nicolaia Iaffaldano

Section-2-Management and Planning of Nature-Based Tourism Development

Chapter-8- Furthering Protected Area Tourism and Visitor Management and Planning. Synthesis study of Croatian experiences with proposals for improving the framework

Hrvoje Carić

Chapter-9- Approaches to Foresight Recreation and Tourism in Nature – Experiences from the Nordic Region

Peter Fredman, Tuija Sievänen, Frank S. Jensen, Vegard Gundersen, Sandra Wall-Reinius, Maria Lexhagen, Christine Lundberg, Klas Sandell, Odd Inge Vistad & Daniel Wolf-Watz

Chapter-10- Transport infrastructure development knocks on nature-based tourism door: the case of isolated communities of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

Asif Hussain & Francesc Fusté-Forné

Chapter-11- Digital technologies in trail-related recreation: future challenges for trail development

Goda Lukoseviciute, Luís Nobre Perreira & Thomas Panagopoulos

Chapter-12- Fostering Stakeholder Engagement in Sustainable Cultural Tourism Development in Nature-Based Sites: A Case Study on Using Methodological Layering of Art-Based Methods

Dr. Hong Li, Dr. Monika Lüthje, Ella Björn & Dr. Satu Miettinen

Chapter-13- The Provision of sustainable wildlife experiences: The role of the wildlife watching tourism guides

Hilde Nikoline Hambro Dybsand & Peter Fredman

Chapter-14- The Roles of Tour Guides in Nature Based Tours

Gül Erkol Bayram

Chapter-15- Business networking in the field of nature-based tourism: Key factors for successful management

Marios Sotiriadis & Ziyi Yan

Section-3 –Visitor Experience Design and Management

Chapter-16- The role of customer interactions for value co-creation and experience design in nature-based tourism: The case of sea kayaking

Dorthe Eide & Frank Lindberg

Chapter-17- Transformative Bird watching Tourism Experiences in the Peruvian Amazon

Sandra Sotomayor, Pablo Romo & Karen Guillén

Chapter-18- Re-designing sustainable experiences for Mount Fuji climbers: Turning peak-baggers back into pilgrims?

Thomas E. JONES, Huong, T. BUI & Michal APOLLO

Chapter-19- Towards Exclusively Inclusive Visitor Experience: The Case for Equity in Sustainable Tourism

Agnes M. Nowaczek & Carolin Seiferth

Chapter-20- Designing ecotourism experiences through co-creation: the case of small central Mediterranean islands

Karl Agius & Samantha Chaperon

Chapter- 21- A hidden playground: Airsoft-related experience design in nature-based tourism

Ivana Damnjanović

Chapter-22- Linking Tourists’ Visitation Satisfaction, Demographic and Travel Characteristics

John T. Mgonja

Chapter-23- Travel Characteristics, Typologies and Motivations of Nature-Based Tourists: A Literature Review


Chapter-24- Experiential Tourism: Nature-based Tourism Trends in India

Sneha N & Nagarjuna G

Section-4- The Impacts of Nature-Based Tourism

Chapter-25- Redefining sustainable tourism challenges and associated indicators in protected areas

Marković Vukadin Izidora; Zovko Mira & Mandić Ante

Chapter-26- Sustainable Mountain Tourism Development in Foothills of Himalaya: A TISM based approach to greater resilience of nature-based destinations

Suneel Kumar; Marco Valeri; Shekhar Asthana; Geetanjali Sageena & Ante Mandić

Chapter-27- Hunting Tourists' Behaviors on Package Tours: The Case of Konya Province, Turkey

Vedat Acar, Nuray Yıldız, & Abdullah Tanrisevdi

Chapter-28- The first insights into the impacts associated with the development of hiking tourism in Moukhtara, Lebanon

Viana Hassan & Georges Bellos

Chapter-29- A Tourism Accommodation Perspective in a Post-pandemic Nature-Based Tourism Development Context

Günay EROL; Lec. Ayşe DELİORMANLI & Ebru Düşmezkalender

Chapter-30- Nature-Based Tourism and Nature Conservation: Exploring The Elements and Links

Jeetesh Kumar, Priyakrushna Mohanty & Neethiahnanthan Ari Ragavan

Section-5- The Future of Nature-Based Tourism

Chapter-31- Nature based tourism in light of COVID-19

Anna Spenceley

Chapter-32- An evaluation of Turkey’s nature-based tourism agenda: policy, planning, and management

Mehmet Şeremet & Emine Cihangir & Kübra Cihangir-Çamur

Chapter-33- Sustainable product development for visitor experiences in nature-based tourism: Applying and extending the Double Diamond Design Process

Julia N. Albrecht & Marco Haid

Chapter-34- Toward an Era of Multispecies Livelihoods in Coastal and Marine Community-based Tourism

Samuel R. Fennell, Kellen Copeland, Bastian Thomsen, Shelby Copeland & Max Duggan

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Dr Ante Mandic, PhD is an assistant professor of sustainable tourism at the Department of tourism and economy, Faculty of economics, business and tourism, University of Split, Croatia. He is also an affiliated faculty at the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Department, Warner College of Natural Resources, Colorado State University. He serves as a manager of SmartCulTour Living Lab and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Ecotourism (Routledge, Taylor and Francis group). He is a member of the Executive Committee and coordinator of Knowledge development at the International Union for Conservation of Nature – World Commission for Protected Areas TAPAS. His teaching predominately focuses on sustainable tourism development. In his research, he pays attention to heritage destinations, particularly protected and conserved natural areas. He has published a number of academic papers in his field in respectful international journals as well as book chapters and books. Dr Mandic has extensive experience working as a researcher or educator on international projects founded by INTERREG MEDITERRANEAN (ShapeTourism; BluTour System; Co-Evolve; DESTIMED (educator) and HORIZON 2020 program (SmartCulTour).

Dr. Sandeep K Walia, PhD is presently working as Professor and Deputy Dean in School of Hotel Management and Tourism at Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar, Punjab, India. He is an alumnus of Himachal Pradesh University Shimla and IGNOU, New Delhi. Dr Sandeep is associated as Visiting Faculty to School of Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management, Universiti Utara Malaysia Kedah (A QS ranked University), Malaysia and Himalayan Institutes of Alternative Learning (An upcoming Mountain University) in Leh, Laddakh as Curriculum Development / Board of Studies Expert and Visiting Faculty. His area of interest are community based tourism, tourism marketing and cultural tourism. He has worked as Program Director/ Paper Coordinator for the subject Aviation Industry – Ticketing and Frontier Formalities and developed E-content under MHRD Sponsored UGC Project titled EPG Pathshala for the online learning of Post Graduate Level. He has also acted as a faculty coordinator for Peer to Peer: Facebook Global Digital Challenge Spring 2017. Dr. Walia is Founder Editor in Chief of Tourism and Hospitality Research Review (International Journal of LPU), Managing Editor & Editor for the journals Tourism Dimensions’ & ‘Tourism Spectrum’ (International Refereed Journals). He has authored 09 Books and 15 Research papers in various Scopus and ABDC Journals.