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Tourism Vs Environment : The Case for Coastal Areas - P. P. Wong

Tourism Vs Environment

The Case for Coastal Areas

By: P. P. Wong (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th September 1993
ISBN: 9780792324041
Number Of Pages: 228

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P.P. Wong ABSTRACT Tourism is environmentally dependent. The unique character ofcoastal areas gives rise to a distinctive tourist development. Although accounts on the impacts ofcoastal tourism can be found in works relating to tourism in general, there are few works specifically on coastal tourism. This present volume focuses on the physical environment of coastal tourism, particularly the geomorphological aspects. The papers deal with basic aspects of the coastal environment for tourism, methodologies for assessing the coastal environment for tourism and empirical studies of various types of coastal environment with tourism development. The resultinggeneralisations are expected to be applied elsewhere. TOURISM AND ENVIRONMENT Environment has various meanings for tourism. In its broadest sense, the environment includes all natural and cultural elements as in OECD's (1981) definition to encompass the natural, built and cultural aspects. This holistic approach is encouraged in understanding the potential impacts arising from tourism. A narrower meaning of environment is the natural and built environment as used by Cohen (1978) and Inskeep (1991: 339). Environment can also be restricted to the natural or physical environment, in order to distinguish it from the economic and social aspects of tourism, as used by tourism researchers (e.g. Mathieson and Wall, 1982; Pearce, 1989). This approach is used predominantly in this volume. Various relationships between tourism and the physical aspects ofthe coast are discussed. There are basic relationships between environment and tourism. Tourism is environmentally dependent and the environment is vulnerable to the impact of tourism.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Coastal Environments for Tourism
Coastal tourism, geomorphology and geological conservation: the example of south central Englandp. 3
Geomorphological aspects of surfing in Victoria, Australiap. 11
Analysis of critical coastal processes affecting recreation and tourism development opportunities along south-western Cape coastlinep. 19
Terrestrial coastal environments and tourism in Western Samoap. 33
Geoecodynamic assessment to improve the landscape tourist resources in Cancun, Yucatan peninsula, Mexicop. 55
Tourism-Environment Relationships on the Coast
Maldivian tourist resorts and their environmental impactp. 69
Island tourism development in Peninsular Malaysia: environmental perspectivep. 83
Morphology and tourist infrastructures of the Ivorian coastp. 99
Geomorphology and tourism related aspects of the Lekki barrier-lagoon coastline in Nigeriap. 109
Geomorphic impacts of resort evolution along the Gulf of Mexico coast: applicability of resort cycle modelsp. 125
Coastal geomorphology and tourism on the German North Sea coastp. 139
Tourist development and coastal conservation in Francep. 167
The impact of man on the shoreline environment of the Costa del Sol, southern Spainp. 189
Man's impact on the coast of Irelandp. 211
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ISBN: 9780792324041
ISBN-10: 0792324048
Series: Geojournal Library
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 228
Published: 30th September 1993
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.53

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