Title

Community Attitudes: Tourism Development in Natural Environments

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publisher

CABI Publishing

Faculty

Business and Public Management

School

Marketing, Tourism and Leisure

RAS ID

2620

Comments

This chapter was originally published as: Dowling, R. K. (2003). Community Attitudes: Tourism Development in Natural Environments. In S. Singh, D. J. Timothy & R. K. Dowling. (Eds.), Tourism in Destination Communities (pp. 205-228). Oxon, UK; Cambridge, MA, USA: CABI Publishing. Original book available here

Abstract

This chapter outlines various approaches to the environment and tourism, then describes how the community in Gascoyne, a World Heritage Region in Western Australia, views tourism development and how it impacts on the local natural environment and social fabric. It is concluded that the future of sustainable tourism development in host communities lies in its planning and management in local economic, social and physical environments. Careful planning enables developers and managers of tourism to protect the natural environment and bring about a greater understanding of it.

DOI

10.1079/9780851996110.0000

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1079/9780851996110.0000