Published on Jan 1, 2013
The success of the tourism sector in the postwar period has resulted in an industry which is characterized not only by growth but also by rapid change as many as 75 per cent of the world’s poor people live in rural areas. Top tourism destinations, particularly in developing countries, include national parks, wilderness areas, mountains, lakes, and cultural sites, most of which are generally rural. Thus tourism is already an important feature of the rural economy in these specific sites. It is self-evident that tourism will never come to dominate all rural areas, particularly in the developing world – there are vast swathes of rural areas for which tourism is not relevant for the foreseeable future. Between these two extremes are poor rural areas with some tourism potential, and an urgent need to develop whatever economic potential they have. Thus, an important question is whether more can be done to develop tourism within such rural areas, as a way of dispersing the benefits of tourism and increasing its sustainable rural tourism as a phenomenon and with a review of literature on rural tourism and rural development. Further the article brings the rural tourism industry, poverty impact, respect for nature and local cultures, attentive use of natural resources, sound working conditions, hospitality, supporting local economies, best local products: food, handicraft, culture, sustainable buildings and facilities etc. are becoming increasingly innovative managerial sustainable development of the industry in turn rural development of the country. The paper concludes that only by considering life cycle stage for sustainability and competitive position of the destination demands a distinctive strategy and approach to management can be the true elements of sustainable tourism are achieved.
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Published on Feb 1, 2012in Tourism Management6.01
Stefan Gössling45
Estimated H-index: 45
(Western Norway Research Institute),
Pm Peeters26
Estimated H-index: 26
(NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences)
+ 4 AuthorsDaniel Scott43
Estimated H-index: 43
(UW: University of Waterloo)
This article reviews direct freshwater consumption in tourism from both quantitative and qualitative viewpoints to assess the current water demand of the tourism sector and to identify current and future management challenges. The article concludes that even though tourism increases global water consumption, direct tourism-related water use is considerably less than 1% of global consumption, and will not become significant even if the sector continues to grow at anticipated rates of around 4% pe...
Published on Apr 1, 2010in Energy and Buildings4.50
Beatriz Rosselló-Batle3
Estimated H-index: 3
Andreu Moià2
Estimated H-index: 2
+ 1 AuthorsVíctor Martínez2
Estimated H-index: 2
Abstract Tourism is the most developed economic sector in the Balearic Islands. The great rise in construction activities within the last 50 years, the increase in energy use, in CO 2 emissions and in waste production due to tourism, as well as an electrical energy production system mainly based on coal and fossil fuels is not an environmentally sustainable scenario. The aim of this study is to identify the processes that have had the greatest impact on the life cycle of a tourist building. In o...
Nuno‐Gonçalo Matias2
Estimated H-index: 2
(University of Lisbon),
João Gago5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of Lisbon),
Maria-José Boavida9
Estimated H-index: 9
(University of Lisbon)
This paper describes and compares the results of a survey questionnaire developed to gather information from catchment populations of two Portuguese reservoirs with different water quality: Divor and Apartadura Reservoirs. The questions included a qualitative investigation of the key issues relevant to water management by using strengths‐weaknesses‐opportunities‐threats (SWOT) analysis. The results of the study indicate that the relationship between the reservoir ecosystem and the socio‐demograp...
Published on Jan 1, 2008
Bryson Bates2
Estimated H-index: 2
Zbigniew W. Kundzewicz43
Estimated H-index: 43
+ 1 AuthorsJean Palutikof1
Estimated H-index: 1
The Technical Paper addresses the issue of freshwater. Sea level rise is dealt with only insofar as it can lead to impacts on freshwater in coastal areas and beyond. Climate, freshwater, biophysical and socio-economic systems are interconnected in complex ways. Hence, a change in any one of these can induce a change in any other. Freshwater-related issues are critical in determining key regional and sectoral vulnerabilities. Therefore, the relationship between climate change and freshwater resou...
Published on Jan 1, 2007in Journal of Environmental Management4.87
Stuart Downward5
Estimated H-index: 5
(KUL: Kingston University),
Ros Taylor1
Estimated H-index: 1
(KUL: Kingston University)
Spain's Programa AGUA was proposed in 2004 as a replacement for the Spanish National Hydrological Plan and represented a fundamental policy shift in national water management from large inter-basin water transfers to a commitment to desalination. Twenty-one desalination facilities are planned for six provinces on the Spanish Mediterranean coast to supplement their water needs. These include the province of Almeria that for the last 30 years has endured a net water abstraction overdraft leading t...
Published on Dec 1, 2003in Journal of Industrial Ecology4.83
Hendrik G. van Oss2
Estimated H-index: 2
Amy C. Padovani2
Estimated H-index: 2
Summary Construction materials account for a significant proportion of nonfuel materials flows throughout the industrialized world. Hydraulic (chiefly portland) cement, the binding agent in concrete and most mortars, is an important construction material. Portland cement is made primarily from finely ground clinker, a manufactured intermediate product that is composed predominantly of hydraulically active calcium silicate minerals formed through high-temperature burning of limestone and other ma...
Published on Oct 1, 2002
Chris Cooper1
Estimated H-index: 1
It can be argued that the destination is the most important element of the tourism system, motivating visitation, delivering visitor experiences and contributing to enduring memories of the tourism experience. Yet, the increased growth of demand for tourism, coupled to the changing nature of the tourism consumer, means that destinations are under pressure to be both competitive and sustainable. For this to be realised, effective management and planning of tourism destinations is critical if tour...
Published on Oct 1, 2002in Applied Geography3.07
David Gilbertson31
Estimated H-index: 31
(Plymouth University),
Rewi M. Newnham38
Estimated H-index: 38
(Plymouth University),
Stephen Essex12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Plymouth University)
Abstract Problems of sustainability of water supply in tourist resorts are becoming an increasingly common and important issue in applied geography and environmental management. This paper examines the relationships between tourism and water supply on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca, discussing both the scale of the problem and recent measures to find a solution, particularly the proposed Hydrological Plan for the Balearic Islands (published in 1998/9). Since Mallorca lies in an area likely...
Shiming Deng20
Estimated H-index: 20
(PolyU: Hong Kong Polytechnic University),
John Burnett BEng(Tech) PhD CEng Fcibse FlEE29
Estimated H-index: 29
(PolyU: Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
Abstract This paper reports on a study of water use in 17 hotels in Hong Kong. An overview of water use in these hotels is first presented, and this is followed by a detailed analysis of water use in one of the hotels studied, where a number of operational factors that may potentially influence the water use in a hotel have been examined. These included the laundry load, number of guests, number of food covers made, and outdoor air temperature. A multiple variable regression analysis indicated t...
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