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Special Relationship between environmental management and tourism

Boyd, Stephen (2005) Special Relationship between environmental management and tourism. In: Scenic Views Conference, Limavady, Northern Ireland. Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust. 15 pp. [Conference contribution]

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Abstract

This paper challenged many of the conventional views of industry regarding the relationship between tourism and the environment based on the extensive field of impact research by tourism scholars. Attendees were challenged to consider some realities about tourism and impacts, including the absence of a baseline to establish impacts arising from tourism activity, that it is often hard to prove a cause and effect relationship exists, that many impacts are cumulative and the change takes place over long time periods. The paper also set out the position that when it comes to impacts and relationship between tourism and environment it is not a numbers problem but rather a problem of how one effective manages the numbers. The keynote concluded with a number of sensible supply and demand approaches that are commonly used, and that a toolkit of approaches are now well established to assist managers.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Keynote)
Faculties and Schools:Ulster Business School > Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Ulster Business School
ID Code:29664
Deposited By: Professor Stephen Boyd
Deposited On:30 Jun 2014 12:32
Last Modified:30 Jun 2014 12:32

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