Tourism and the Environment: A Quest for Sustainability

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R.N. Batta
Published by Indus Pub. (2000)
ISBN 10: 8173871108 ISBN 13: 9788173871108
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Book Description Indus Pub., 2000. Contents Preface 1 Introduction The Context Organisation Of The Book 2 Fundamentals Of Tourism Defining Tourism The Tourism Product Tourism An Industry Theories Of Tourism Development 3 Economics Of Tourism Industry Balance Of Payments Effect Income Multiplier Effect Employment Effect Other Economic Effects 4 Tourism And Environment Defining The Environment Positive Effects Of Tourism On The Environment Negative Effects Of Tourism On The Environment 5 Sustainable Tourism Development Sustainable Development Indicators Of Sustainable Development Sustainable Tourism Alternative Tourism Ecotourism Planning For Sustainable Tourism Agenda 21 For Travel And Tourism Industry 6 Sustainable Tourism And Carrying Capacity Defining Of Carrying Capacity Types Of Carrying Capacities Measurement Of Carrying Capacity Limitations Of Carrying Capacity 7 Environment Impact Assessment And Sustainable Tourism Environment And Impacts Definition Of EIA Project And Environment The Process Of EIA Methods Of Assessment Choice Of Methods Social Impact Assessment And Quantitative Vs Qualitative Assessment Delphi Technique Incorporating EIA In Sustainable Tourism Policies 8 Valuation Of Environmental Resources And Sustainable Tourism Environment As A Commodity Total Economic Value Methods Of Valuation Choice Of Valuation Techniques Applications Of Valuation In Tourism 9 Formulating Environmental Policy For Sustainable Tourism Essentials Of Environmental Policy Instruments Of Environmental Policy Criteria For Evaluating Environmental Policies 10 Towards Sustainable Tourism In Mountain Areas A Case Study Of Himachal Pradesh Mountain Ecosystems Tourism And Mountain Eco-Systems Main Features Of Mountain Tourism Developing Tourism In Mountain Areas Mountain Ecosystems And Agenda 21 About The Case Study Area Tourism Industry In Himachal Pradesh Overview Tourism Policy In Himachal Pradesh Environmental Policy Framework In India And In Himachal Pradesh Effects Of Tourism On Environment And Culture Management Of Tourism In Himachal Pradesh 11 Conclusions Appendix 1 Going Green Guidelines For Tourism Industry Bibliography IndexIn recent times the environment has emerged as a major area of concern worldwide Notwithstanding the unanimity on the need for limiting environmental damage there are differences in nature and extent of the problem among developed and developing countries Owing to the problem of high natural resource value added ratio coupled with higher output elasticity of natural resource use in the underdeveloped nations the developing countries are still in the process of exploring the concept of sustainable development One essential step towards economically efficient management of natural resources and formulating a practical strategy for sustainable development is the effective incorporation of environmental concerns into the decision-makingAimed at providing a systematic analysis on tourisms interaction with the environment and ways to achieve sustainability discussions in the book revolve around three key concepts Tourism Environment and Sustainability The fundamentals of tourism like its definition characteristics of its product and theories of development of tourism are examined to facilitate an in-depth analysis With the impacts of tourism both economic and environmental studied at length the emphasis of the book is on finding ways to manage tourism in a sustainable way Discussions on tools of sustainable tourism the Carrying Capacity Analysis Environmental Impact Assessment and Economic Valuation of Environmental Resources are therefore included Essentials of environmental policy and instruments of environmental policy are also discussed with possible applications for policy-making in tourism Finally with a view to strengthen the practical use of the book for policy-making a case study on analysis of tourism policy of Himachal Pradesh and guidelines for making tourism units environment-friendly are incorporatedThe book will be of interest to stud. Seller Inventory # 93675

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