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.


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.

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.

An Historical Geography of Tourism in Victoria Australia

Author: Ian D. Clark
Publisher: De Gruyter Open
ISBN: 9783110370119
Release Date: 2014-06-01
Genre: Business & Economics

A Historical Geography of Tourism in Victoria, Australia – Case studies is concerned with the emergence of tourism in colonial Victoria, Australia. It explores a fundamental set of questions: how does a tourist site come in to being? How does a tourist gaze emerge in a ‘settler society’? How does an ‘era of discovery’ segue into ‘tourism’? And, how was the tourist map of Victoria created by settler colonists? Through the application of the classical models of MacCannell, Butler, and Gunn to construct the history of tourism at eight case studies, this work shows that Victoria’s tourism landscape is dynamic and constantly changing. There are many other significant natural and cultural attractions in Victoria and much more research needs to be undertaken to understand more fully the evolution of Victoria’s tourism landscape.

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.

Discovering Himalaya Tourism Of Himalayan Region 2 Vols

Author: K.S. Gulia
Publisher: Gyan Publishing House
ISBN: 8182054109
Release Date: 2007-01-01

Volume 1 : Ecotourism And Travelogues : The First Volume Of This Book Introduces The Reader To Mountaineering In The Snow-Capped Peaks Like Everest, Nanda Deve, Kanchenjunga, Nanga Parbat, Etc. Indeed, It Is A Thrilling Subject. Tourist Places In Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir And Uttarakhand Include Mainly The Buddhist And Hindu Religious Shrines, Besides The Other Places. Volume 2 : Glaciers And Watershed : The Second Volume Of This Book Deals With The Inclement Weather And Other Climatic Conditions Of The Mountainous Regions, Including Snowfall, Rainfall, Glaciers, Eco-System, And River Systems Of Nepal, Uttarakhand, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh And Assam, Etc.

Tourism and Trails

Author: Dallen J. Timothy
Publisher: Channel View Publications
ISBN: 9781845414788
Release Date: 2014-12-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Trails and routes have been indispensable to travel and tourism over the centuries, helping to form the basis of mobility patterns of the past and the present. This book is the first to comprehensively examine these tourism trails from a tourism and recreation perspective. This cutting-edge volume is global in scope and discusses a wide range of natural, cultural and developed linear resources for tourism and recreation. The book will be suitable for both researchers and students who are interested in cultural heritage-based tourism, recreation and leisure studies, landscape and change, human mobility, geography, environmental management, and broader interests in destination planning, development and management.

Caloosahatchee River Guidebook

Author: Kevin M. McCarthy
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 9781561645077
Release Date: 2012
Genre: History

Fourth in the Rivers of Florida series (already available (Suwannee River Guidebook, St. Johns River Guidebook, and Hillsborough River Guidebook).The Caloosahatchee flows from near Lake Okeechobee for 75 miles to its outlet at Fort Myers on the southwest Gulf coast of Florida. Its an important link in the south Florida waterway and in Everglades restoration. >