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Tourism vs Environment

The Case for Coastal Areas

Editors: Wong, P.P. (Ed.)

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P.P. Wong ABSTRACT Tourism is environmentally dependent. The unique character ofcoastal areas gives rise to a distinctive tourist development. Although accounts on the impacts ofcoastal tourism can be found in works relating to tourism in general, there are few works specifically on coastal tourism. This present volume focuses on the physical environment of coastal tourism, particularly the geomorphological aspects. The papers deal with basic aspects of the coastal environment for tourism, methodologies for assessing the coastal environment for tourism and empirical studies of various types of coastal environment with tourism development. The resultinggeneralisations are expected to be applied elsewhere. TOURISM AND ENVIRONMENT Environment has various meanings for tourism. In its broadest sense, the environment includes all natural and cultural elements as in OECD's (1981) definition to encompass the natural, built and cultural aspects. This holistic approach is encouraged in understanding the potential impacts arising from tourism. A narrower meaning of environment is the natural and built environment as used by Cohen (1978) and Inskeep (1991: 339). Environment can also be restricted to the natural or physical environment, in order to distinguish it from the economic and social aspects of tourism, as used by tourism researchers (e.g. Mathieson and Wall, 1982; Pearce, 1989). This approach is used predominantly in this volume. Various relationships between tourism and the physical aspects ofthe coast are discussed. There are basic relationships between environment and tourism. Tourism is environmentally dependent and the environment is vulnerable to the impact of tourism.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Coastal Tourism, Geomorphology and Geological Conservation: The Example of South Central England

    Pages 3-10

    May, Vincent

  • Geomorphological Aspects of Surfing in Victoria, Australia

    Pages 11-18

    Bird, Eric

  • Analysis of Critical Coastal Processes Affecting Recreation and Tourism Development Opportunities along South-Western Cape Coastline

    Pages 19-31

    Burns, M. E. R. (et al.)

  • Terrestrial Coastal Environments and Tourism in Western Samoa

    Pages 33-53

    Pearsall, Sam

  • Geoecodynamic Assessment to Improve the Landscape Tourist Resources in Cancun, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

    Pages 55-65

    Borja, Jorge F. Cervantes (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tourism vs Environment
Book Subtitle
The Case for Coastal Areas
Editors
  • P.P. Wong
Series Title
GeoJournal Library
Series Volume
26
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-2068-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-2068-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-2404-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-4917-7
Series ISSN
0924-5499
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 228
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