Managing and Adapting to Global Change in Tourism Places (Paperback)

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Managing and Adapting to Global Change in Tourism Places (Paperback)

By Alan A. Lew (Editor)


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Today, more than ever, communities need to develop resilience strategies to adapt to the varied and often unpredictable forces of global change. The focus of this collection of articles from Tourism Geographies is on global change in tourism places. Global change incorporates social and economic globalization, which is arguably the most important process to have shaped the development of modern tourism since the nineteenth century, and climate change, which is likely to be the most significant factor influencing human behavior and livelihood in the coming decades. The organization of these articles reflects a traditional geography approach, which starts with an emphasis the physical geography foundations of the human condition, especially through the issue of climate change. This is then broadened by a series of insightful comparative studies of how tourism communities react, adapt and relate to their changing natural and social conditions. This collection of papers addresses major issues and adaptive paths for tourism destinations as they face the challenges of our contemporary world.

This bookw as published as a special issue of Tourism Geographies.

Alan A. Lew is a Professor in the Department of Geography, Planning, and Recreation at Northern Arizona University where he teaches courses in geography, urban planning and tourism. He is the founding editor-in-chief of the Tourism Geographies journal and has published several books on geography and tourism, including Tourism Geography, 3rd edition, with Stephen Williams. His interests and writings focus on tourism across East and Southeast Asia.
Product Details ISBN: 9781138061590
ISBN-10: 113806159X
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: May 31st, 2017
Pages: 220
Language: English