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000010400 037__ $$a4915
000010400 041__ $$aEnglish
000010400 100__ $$aPrice, M. F.
000010400 100__ $$aByers, E.
000010400 100__ $$aWachs, T.
000010400 245__ $$aMountains of the world: Tourism and sustainable mountain development
000010400 260__ $$c1999
000010400 260__ $$bCentre for Development and Environment: http://www.cde.unibe.ch/CDE/pdf/Tourism_sutainable1999.pdf<br />
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000010400 490__ $$aReport
000010400 507__ $$aMFOLL
000010400 520__ $$aTourism is a business. Despite attractive brochures that advertise international understanding and exchange between local people and tourists, tourism is clearly a business proposition for those who supply tourist services and those who market these services world-wide. It is also clear that tourists themselves are more interested in relaxation, a change of scenery, and their own enjoyment than in international understanding and exchange.<br />
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The rise of tourism as a business has brought great benefits to mountain regions. Many Alpine valleys became accessible by modern transportation only as a result of the growth in demand for tourist services. Tourism has also been responsible for opening mountain regions to new ideas, new modes of production, and cultural exchange. Today people in many mountain regions of the world owe their survival to tourism. Tourism has provided farmers with additional income and employment, opened new career opportunities, and created markets for both high-quality traditional products and local products from mountain areas. But positive economic impacts are only part of the story. Tourism also exhibits an unmistakable tendency to destroy the foundations of its own development, and it does much to rob local populations of their identity. <br />
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Can the adverse impacts be avoided? And if so, how? Can we find appropriate forms of development that safeguard natural resources, and can we make tourism in mountain regions sustainable in the broadest sense of the word?<br />
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The present publication uses concrete examples to illustrate how the problems of development can be dealt with in different mountain regions, and how solutions might be found to make tourism more appropriate and environmentally friendly. It also addresses some of the thinking, the concepts, and the innovations currently being discussed in this area, as well as the question of how environmental protection and sustainable management of natural resources can become integral components of development in the tourist industry.
000010400 653__ $$aAlps
000010400 653__ $$aamenity migration
000010400 653__ $$aAndes
000010400 653__ $$aAppalachia
000010400 653__ $$aAustralia
000010400 653__ $$abiodiversity
000010400 653__ $$aCanada
000010400 653__ $$aCaucasus
000010400 653__ $$acommunity based approach
000010400 653__ $$aconservation
000010400 653__ $$acultural sites
000010400 653__ $$aculture
000010400 653__ $$adevelopment
000010400 653__ $$aecotourism
000010400 653__ $$aEthiopia
000010400 653__ $$aGeorgia
000010400 653__ $$aGreece
000010400 653__ $$aHimalayas
000010400 653__ $$aJordan
000010400 653__ $$aKorea
000010400 653__ $$alivelihood
000010400 653__ $$aMadagascar
000010400 653__ $$aMexico
000010400 653__ $$anational park
000010400 653__ $$aNepal
000010400 653__ $$aNorway
000010400 653__ $$aPeru
000010400 653__ $$aPhilippines
000010400 653__ $$arecreation
000010400 653__ $$aRocky Mountains
000010400 653__ $$aRussia
000010400 653__ $$asacred mountain
000010400 653__ $$astrategy
000010400 653__ $$asustainable development
000010400 653__ $$asustainable management
000010400 653__ $$aSwiss Alps
000010400 653__ $$aSwitzerland
000010400 653__ $$atourism
000010400 653__ $$aUnited States
000010400 653__ $$avolcano
000010400 653__ $$awomen
000010400 650__ $$aMountain livelihoods
000010400 650__ $$aMigration and remittances
000010400 650__ $$aMountain people/cultures
000010400 650__ $$aMountain tourism
000010400 650__ $$aNatural resource management
000010400 650__ $$aBiodiversity
000010400 650__ $$aConservation
000010400 650__ $$aPolicies and governance
000010400 691__ $$aMountain livelihoods
000010400 691__ $$aMigration and remittances
000010400 691__ $$aMountain people/cultures
000010400 691__ $$aMountain tourism
000010400 691__ $$aNatural resource management
000010400 691__ $$aBiodiversity
000010400 691__ $$aConservation
000010400 691__ $$aPolicies and governance
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000010400 980__ $$aREPORT