Environment and Tourism

2nd Edition

By Andrew Holden

© 2008 – Routledge

304 pages | 18 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

This second edition of Environment and Tourism reflects changes in the relationship between tourism, society and the natural environment in the first decade of the new century. Alongside the updating of all statistics, environmental policy initiatives, examples and case studies new material has been added. This includes two new chapters: one on climate change and natural disasters and the other on the relationship between tourism and poverty. These themes have direct relevance, not only to tourism, but are reflective of the wider relationship between nature and society, a thesis that contextualizes this book. Tourism is also analyzed as an interconnected system, linking the environments of where tourists come from, with the ones they go to. Taking a holistic view of the tourism system and how it interacts with the natural environment, this volume illustrates the positive and negative effects of this relationship, and importantly how tourism can be planned and managed to encourage natural resource conservation and aid human development. It is an invaluable tool for all those studying human geography, tourism and environment studies.

Table of Contents

1. Introducing Tourism 2. Perceptions of Environment for Tourism and Ethical Issues 3. Tourism's Relationship with the Environment 4. Tourism, the Environment and Economics 5. Environment, Poverty and Tourism 6. Sustainability and Tourism 7. The Environmental Planning and Management of Tourism 8. Climate Change Natural Disasters and Tourism 9.The Future of Tourism’s Relationship with the Environment

About the Author

Andrew Holden is Director for the Centre for Research into Environment and Sustainable Tourism (CREST) at the University of Bedfordshire. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in London. His research and consultancy work has been undertaken in Indonesia, Nepal, Turkey, Russia, Scotland and Cyprus.

About the Series

Routledge Introductions to Environment: Environment and Society Texts

This series introduces core topics for environmental study and presents unparalleled interdisciplinary perspectives on issues of environmental concern. Focusing on human-environmental interrelationships, these concise, engaging, user-friendly texts respond particularly well to the demands of modular learning. Each text in the series features:

  • summaries of key concepts and contextual introductions to each topic
  • uniform, attractive, series design
  • informative diagrams illustrating key concepts and issues
  • annotated reading lists and end of chapter questions
  • lively global case-studies boxed throughout the text.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Hospitality, Travel & Tourism
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography