River Tourism

Author: Bruce Prideaux
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 9781845934699
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

This book explores river tourism from a range of perspectives including river uses, heritage, management, environmental concerns, and marketing. The book has 15 chapters and an index. The intended readership includes researchers and students of leisure and tourism.

Mekong Lancang River tourism planning

Author: United Nations. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
ISBN: UCSD:31822028570976
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Travel

Foreign & domestic investment in infrastructure & direct tourism-related development is quickly taking form in the Greater Mekong subregion (GMS) which has become more accessible & tourist friendly. The GMS includes Cambodia, China, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Viet Nam & Thailand. This publication presents a study on the tourist potential of the Mekong River for which the region is named. It surveyed six tourism segments along the River showing the distinct attractions of each segment based on varying interests in adventure, history, culture, nature & mode of transport. It also assesses current tourism development patterns, analyses the potential to expand travel to & within the GMS, & makes recommendations on ways to overcome existing impediments.

River of Gold

Author: Peter Norton
ISBN: 1431423386
Release Date: 2016-05-23
Genre: History

"In this most exquisitely designed book, rich with photographs and story, the authors explore the Limpopo River\2019s history, its ancient past, wildlife, landscapes, early kingdoms and their people, warfare, trade, slaves, 19th-century hunting, travel and adventures and the conservation efforts of four national parks of which the renowned Kruger National Park is one. The book (and the river) encompasses two world heritage sites, two Transfrontier conservation areas, private game reserves, some of the richest rock art sites in southern Africa with the river\2019s \2018source\2019 centred at the site of the world\2019s richest gold deposits ever discovered, Johannesburg. This publication comes at a critical time with the growing concern for the country\2019s water resources, threats to our rivers, wetlands and catchment areas, loss of municipal water through aging infrastructure and contamination through sewage outflow. Add climate change to the mix and the prospects grow dimmer. River of Gold reveals the magnificence of one of our prime rivers and draws attention to its unique biodiversity and history and reveals information previously unknown. It will also place emphasis on rivers and wetlands and the vital need to conserve them, not just for South Africa\2019s sake but also for that of neighbouring countries who share this river and its far flung tributaries."--Publisher description.

Tourism and Environment

Author: F. D. Pineda
Publisher: WIT Press
ISBN: 9781845648084
Release Date: 2013-10-16
Genre: Business & Economics

The contributions contained in this volume deal with two perspectives of ‘tourism and environment'; the 'role of the environment in tourism' and ‘environmental tourism'. The same message would be expected in both cases. The environment comprises the set of biophysical and cultural events surrounding us and influences the activities developed depending on time and site. Among the environmental characteristics of a region, climate is usually the most relevant and conditions almost all other components. Climate defines much of the natural, as well as the urban cultural landscape and the countryside of an area. Seasonal environmental change affects the life and culture of each place and largely explains the choice of destination of travellers. Environment and landscape therefore give rise to an interesting and varying relationship over the year. Thus, coastal landscapes are not inherently more beautiful in summer than in other seasons but environmental conditions cause a greater demand in this season. Certain places in the world captivate visitors who flock to them in large numbers. Local people recognize the benefit of this, employers become interested in the economic aspects and so the tourism infrastructure develops. The appeal of ‘good climate' has led to a change from a rural subsistence culture to a lucrative services economy in some areas. Unfortunately however in many cases short-sightedness and corruption can lead to the ruin of the natural landscape. Situations like this are now common throughout the world due to the environmental mismanagement of tourism. Local populations within emerging tourism-based economies should learn this lesson. The papers included in this volume address important issues related to tourism and the environment and offer a better understanding of some of the current challenges.

The Sava River

Author: Radmila Milačič
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783662440346
Release Date: 2014-11-05
Genre: Science

This volume provides a comprehensive overview of environmental aspects of the Sava River, which is the greatest tributary to the Danube River and the major drainage river system of South Eastern Europe. Hydroelectric power plants, river traffic, intensive agricultural activities, heavy industry and floods have considerable influence on the environment and biota in the basin. Summarizing the results that were gathered in the course of EU, bilateral and national projects, the book highlights the most important stressors and helps readers to better understand the impact of anthropogenic activities on the function of river basins. Topics include: transboundary water cooperation between the riparian countries; climate change projection, including its impact on flood hazards; evaluation of anthropogenic pollution sources; pollution of sediments, metal bioavailability and ecotoxicological and microbiological characterization of the river. The biological part also addresses quality aspects related to wildlife in river aquatic ecosystems (algae, macrophytes, zooplankton, macroinvertebrates and fish) and riparian ecosystems (amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals). The general state of biodiversity and pressures caused by invasive aquatic species are also discussed.

Tourism Studies The Emergence of a New Systemic Approach Examples from the United States and Europe

Author: Piero Innocenti
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781446617564
Release Date: 2011-10
Genre: Business & Economics

The idea of introducing this handbook derives from the realization that tourism is often the object of a single-issue analysis, lacking an organic vision. The fact that this complex phenomenon manifests itself in space meant in concrete terms and presents economic-territorial implications of varied nature privileges those who inquire it mainly from a territorial point of view, like economic geographers. The approach followed, while enhancing the three most important 'moments' in which tourism occurs, i.e. the outgoing, the movement and the incoming, is applicable both on a regional, or even local level, and on a general scale, thus allowing to make those abstractions than many scholars believe to be fundamental to the definition of their discipline as a real science.


Author: Mandy Ross
Publisher: Black Rabbit Books
ISBN: 1583404295
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Takes a look at rivers around the world, explaining how they are formed, their growth and decline, what wildlife lives in them, how people use them for food, power, and transportation, and how destructive they can be.

Rivers in History

Author: Christof Mauch
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre
ISBN: 0822973413
Release Date:
Genre: Science

"Examines the impact of rivers on humans and, conversely, the impact of humans on rivers. The authors view this dynamic relationship through political, cultural, industrial, social, and ecological perspectives in national and transnational settings. This book analyzes the regional, national, and international politicization of rivers, the use and treatment of waterways in urban versus rural environments, and the increasing role of international commissions in ecological and commercial legislation for the protection of river resources"--From publisher description.

Tourism in Brazil

Author: Gui Lohmann
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136329548
Release Date: 2012-06-25
Genre: Business & Economics

Since the 1990s, tourism has become a major driver of economic activity and community development in Brazil. New policies and approaches, growing expertise and investment in tourism have brought significant transformation in tourism products, destination development and community involvement. In addition Brazil will be hosting two major sport events in the years ahead, i.e. the Soccer World Cup, in 2014, and the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, in 2016. Brazil offers many cultural and natural attractions but, similar to many other developing countries, it still struggles with issues such as infrastructure, accessibility, product development, service quality, market access and workforce training. This book provides an in-depth examination of tourism in Brazil, critically reviewing its development and management. The social, economic, political and environmental contexts of this emerging global power provide an intriguing backdrop. The book considers important development issues such as the changing policy context, community benefit tourism and indigenous tourism. It explores the impacts of tourism on the environment, changing community attitudes towards tourism, transport infrastructure and sustainability issues in events. Particular segments are explored including backpacker tourism, sensual tourism, adventure tourism and ecotourism and the implications for tourism research and education are examined. The book draws from theoretical foundations and practical insights, and gives voice to Brazilian researchers who are actively engaged in researching tourism. Drawing from cutting edge cross-cultural research, this original and timely book will be of interest to students, researchers and academics in the areas of Tourism, Geography and related disciplines.

Top 160 Unusual Things to See in Ontario

Author: Ron Brown
ISBN: 0228101786
Release Date: 2019-04-15
Genre: Travel

Praise for the 4th edition: "The sights stand out for their splendor or quirkiness. Some are natural wonders, others are man-made. They might be tricky to find, or perched so close that you'll wonder how you missed them." -- Toronto Star This new edition has 160 attractions for more Ontario fun. Top 160 Unusual Things to See in Ontario gives readers, local travelers and out-of-province visitors -- all 10 million of them -- even more to see and do. The previous editions of this book have sold more than 100,000 copies. Author Ron Brown is an expert on the unusual. In his relentless quest to discover yet more of Ontario's rarities, Brown has traveled nearly everywhere in the province, and since this book's previous edition he has been on the road again. From the many new destinations he has found, he has selected 10 new ones for this edition: The Huron Fishing Weirs Muskoka's Torrance Barrens The Log Heritage of the Ottawa Valley The Ruins of Fort St. Joseph Toronto's Graffiti Alleys Ontario's Alligators Trenton's Ad Astra Stones The Stoney Creek Pillar The Coldwater Mill Almaguin Highlands' Field of Screams. Thoroughly researched and written in an inviting style, Ron Brown's descriptions offer fascinating stories with background, location and accompanying color photographs. Most places are easy to reach from Ontario's major population centers and border American cities and towns. All destinations are updated with detailed maps that pinpoint every location and the entries are grouped by general location. Ontario is an exciting travel destination filled with beaches, cities and major tourist destinations, but for those who want to see the heart and soul of the province, it takes a knowledgeable guide with a passion for the unusual. Ron Brown is that guide.

Water Policy Tourism and Recreation

Author: Lin Crase
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136469084
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book explores the complicated interrelationships between freshwater resources and tourism and recreation. The focus is on Australia, but comparisons with the experience of other countries are also made throughout. Yet Australia has been at the forefront of conflicts over drought and water use, particularly for irrigated agriculture, as well as of the design of policies and institutions for water policy, so there are many lessons which can be applied to other parts of the world. The authors examine in detail the relationships between water economics and supply, and the needs for tourism and recreation. The book discusses water use and access and the conflict between urban and recreational demands. It considers the institutional arrangements around water and the significance of property rights, including water markets and water pricing. Theoretical and practical models for increasing collaboration and cooperation such as the use of trusts are also developed and water trusts in the USA are examined. Specific chapters highlight the role of interest groups, such as the boating industry, to influence policy thinking and the practical trade-offs between access to urban water supplies and the requirements of recreation. Tourist behavior in relation to water use and pricing is also assessed.

Japanese Tourism

Author: Carolin Funck
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781782380764
Release Date: 2013-11-30
Genre: Travel

The changing patterns of Japanese tourism and the views of the Japanese tourist since the Meiji Restoration, in 1868, are given an in-depth historical, geographical, economic and social analysis in this book. As well as providing a case study for the purpose of investigating the changing face of global tourism from the 19th to the 21st Century, this account of Japanese tourism explores both domestic social relations and international geographical, political and economic relations, especially in the northeast Asian context. Socio-cultural and geographical analysis form the research framework for the book, in three ways: first, there is an emphasis on scale as tourism phenomena and their implications are discussed both in a global context and at the national, regional and local levels; second, the discussion is informed by primary data sources such as censuses and surveys; and third, the incorporation of fieldwork and case studies adds concreteness to the overall picture of Japanese tourism. This book is a significant addition to an area of study currently under-represented in the literature.