Title

The Scope and Nature of Geotourism

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publisher

Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann

Faculty

Business and Law

School

Marketing, Tourism and Leisure

RAS ID

5142

Comments

This chapter was originally published as: Newsome, D., & Dowling, R. K. (2006). The Scope and Nature of Geotourism. In Ross K. Dowling & David Newsome (Eds.), Geotourism (pp. 3-25). Oxford; Burlington, MA: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann.

Abstract

Geotourism is tourism surrounding geological attractions and destinations. This unique text uses a wealth of case studies to discuss the issues involved in the management and care of such attractions, covering topics such as sustainability, impacts and environmental issues. Geotourism: Sustainability, impacts and management leads the reader logically through the process, covering both the theories involved and the practicalities of managing such 'environmentally precious' attractions. Looks at the challenges of management strategies and frameworks to address the provision of sustainability in areas of geological attractions, offering practical solutions. Uses in-depth examples and global case studies from the UK, Australia, Africa, New Zealand and the US (amongst others) to examine from international, national and local perspectives. Considers future directions and challenges.

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