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Tourism development and the environment : beyond sustainability?

Author: Richard Sharpley
Publisher: London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2009.
Series: Tourism, environment and development.
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In this book, the author discusses the evolution of the concept of sustainable tourism development, its manifestations and limitations. He proposes alternative approaches which retain environmental sutainability as a prerequisite of tourism development and sets out a blueprint for the future.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Sharpley
ISBN: 9781844077328 1844077322 9781844077335 1844077330
OCLC Number: 310715699
Description: xx, 220 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Tourism, development and the environment : an introduction --
Tourism and development : from economic growth to sustainability --
Sustainable tourism development : a critique --
Tourism, globalisation and 'post-development' --
Tourism environments --
Tourism as capitalism --
Destination capitals : an alternative framework for tourism development.
Series Title: Tourism, environment and development.
Responsibility: Richard Sharpley.

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Challenges the sustainable tourism development paradigm that has come to dominate both theoretical and practical approaches to tourism development over past. Reviewing the evolution of the  Read more...

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