Looking for Environmental Excellence in Tourist Destinations
AbstractThis paper analyzes several factors of environmental change that affect a tourist destination along its cycle of evolution identifying for this purpose some of the existing interdependent bonds within the conceptualization of a tourism/environment system. A tourist municipality case study illustrates the impact of environmental change on the local tourist competitiveness to focus afterward on management practices responses aimed at minimizing the negative impact on the environment resulting from the local tourist activity itself. Finally, a series of conclusions derived from the analysis conducted are presented.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 25290.
Date of creation: 26 Jul 2008
Date of revision: 14 Sep 2008
Publication status: Published in TOURISMOS: An International Multidisciplinary Journal of Tourism 2.4(2009): pp. 99-106
environmental excellence; tourist destination competitiveness; sustainable development;
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