Title

Setting an Agenda for Geotourism

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publisher

Goodfellow Publishers Limited

Faculty

Business and Law

School

Marketing, Tourism and Leisure

RAS ID

10735

Comments

This chapter was originally published as: Newsome, D., & Dowling, R. K. (2010). Setting an Agenda for Geotourism. In David Newsome & Ross Dowling (Eds.). Geotourism: The Tourism of Geology and Landscape (pp. 1-12). Location: Goodfellow Publishers Limited. Original book available here

Abstract

Travel to and appreciation of natural landscapes and geological phenomena continues to grow as a niche area of tourism. Despite economic recessions, political problems, the increasing price of oil and even the risk of natural disasters, such as volcanic eruptions, people still yearn for new experiences and need to fulfil that deep aspect our humanity, which is having a sense of wonder about the planet we live on. It is our belief that geotourism will continue to rise as an important tourism activity as our planet becomes increasingly overcrowded, as wild places continue to be diminished and people strive for sustainable lifestyles and authentic natural experiences.