Tourism and Developments – Issues and Challenges


Tanja Mihalic (Editor)
Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana Kardeljeva, Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

William C. Gartner (Editor)
University of Minnesota, Minnesota, USA

Series: Hospitality, Tourism and Marketing Studies, Tourism and Hospitality Development and Management
BISAC: TRV000000

This book explores the relation between tourism and development and covers an array of diverse issues in a contemporary economic, socio-cultural and political context. The book offers a critical debate regarding the existing understanding of a global tourism system and warns against generalizations about the impact of tourism on the global economy. It provides overall insights into the trends affecting tourism development including where we are headed, what are the new tourism markets, and what new tourist types are appearing. Also discussed are new ventures in tourism development and how climatology and climate change relate to tourism, how web based geographic information services (WebGIS) are changing tourism and what kind of new growth opportunities space tourism will bring. This book is intended to give the reader some insights into new paradigms, new issues, and old problems that are affecting our understanding of the global tourism system, the quality of life for host communities and the experiential nature of tourism. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



<B>Part I: Introduction</B>

Chapter 1. Tourism Development – Issues And Challenges
(William C. Gartner and Tanja Mihaliè)

<B>Part II: Tourism Development – Systems and Trends</B>

Chapter 2. The Global Tourist System: Present and Future
(Aramberri Julio)

Chapter 3. Tourism Development and Trends: Demand and Supply Side Perspectives
(Dwyer Larry)

<B>Part III: New Ventures in Tourism Development</B>

Chapter 4. Mountain Glacier Tourism and Climate Change: Impacts and Adaptations
(Wang Shijin, Jiao Shitai)

Chapter 5. Progress in Tourism Climatology
(Martínez-Ibarra Emilio, Belén Gómez-Martín Maria)

Chapter 6. Understanding Prospective Tourists’ Use of Web-Based Gis
(Chang Grace, Jordan Debra, Caneday Lowell)

Chapter 7. Tourism’s Latest Sector – Private Spaceflight
(Webber Derek)

<B>Part IV: Tourism Development Case Studies</B>

Chapter 8. Working with The Giant – Hong Kong’s Contribution to Tourism Development in China
(Song Haiyan)

Chapter 9. Stakeholder Conflict and Involvement in Aviemore
(Derrick Ian, Nash Robert)

Chapter 10. The Challenges of Community-Based Tourism Business Ventures in the Developing World: A Case of Khwai Development Trust, Botswana
(Stone S. Lesego, Stone T. Moren)

Chapter 11. Community-Based Ecotourism and Environmental Protection in Mexico: A Synergetic Strategy or Trendy Slogan?
(Brenner Ludger, Vargas del Río David)

Chapter 12. Comprehensive Sporting Event Strategies and Smaller Cities: A Case Study of Kamloops, British Columbia
(Carey Meaghan, Mason S. Daniel)

Chapter 13. Regeneration of Mature Coastal Tourism Destinations: Three Case Studies in Spain
(Pulido-Fernández Juan Ignacio, López-Sánchez Yaiza)

Chapter 14. Political Instability in the Central African Sub-Region and its Impact on the Image of Cameroon as a Tourism Destination
(Kimbu N. Albert)


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