Rural Tourism and Sustainable Business

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Author: Derek R. Hall,Irene Kirkpatrick,Morag Mitchell

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 9781845410117

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 370

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This is a structured, edited book of nineteen Chapters which provides, from an inter-disciplinary perspective, latest thinking on, and practical case study exemplification of rural tourism and sustainable business development from Europe, North America, Australasia, the Middle East and Japan.

Rural Tourism and Enterprise

Management, Marketing and Sustainability

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Author: Ade Oriade,Peter Robinson

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1780647492

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 283

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Marketing and management processes across industries can be very similar, but contexts vary where political intervention, public interest and local sustainability are involved. The rural business setting is especially intricate due to the assortment of different business opportunities, ranging from traditional agriculture, to tourism enterprise and even high-tech business. Including pedagogical features and full colour throughout, this new textbook provides an engaging and thought-provoking resource for students and practitioners of tourism, rural business and related industries.

Sustainable Tourism in Rural Europe

Approaches to Development

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Author: Donald V. L. Macleod,Steven A. Gillespie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113691854X

Category: Travel

Page: 288

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Rural Europe is a highly developed tourism region, representing advanced tourism experience and supposed modern approaches to this industry. That said, it remains highly sensitive and fragile in terms of environmental, social, economic and cultural impacts. This volume focuses on rural Europe as a fascinating example of how tourism development impacts on the communities and the environment of rural regions and offers insights into how long term sustainability could be achieved in this specific region and correspondingly in other rural parts of the world. Sustainable Tourism in Rural Europe contains contributions from leading international scholars that review and analyse the concept and practice of sustainable tourism in this region through a multidisciplinary approach that embodies the view that sustainable tourism warrants a holistic approach in terms of its impacts and development potential. Divided into three sections: Key Themes and Issues; The State and Development; The Local Community and Development, this book addresses contentious and vital issues through theory, detailed research and case studies, offering real world approaches to sustainable development, showing problems including local politics which challenge abstract models. It introduces cutting edge research dealing with contemporary developments throughout Europe and consequential lessons/implications for other rural parts of the world. This volume will be of interest to students, researchers and academics in the areas of Tourism, Geography and Environmental Studies.

Tourism in the New Europe

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Author: Rhodri Thomas,Marcjanna Augustyn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136353348

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

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The book represents a state of the art review of key research on small firms in tourism in relation to European integration. It is, therefore, an essential resource for those engaged in research relating to tourism SMEs in transitional economies throughout the world. In addition, it is an essential purchase for the increasing number of students studying modules on small businesses as part of their final year undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes. One of the key features of this book is its clear focus on breaking new ground by reporting recent research and theorising on small firms in tourism. In many cases, the analysis provided by contributors will carefully relate small business behaviour to issues of wider concern to tourism academics and policy-makers. It is also distinctive for its overt emphasis on contrasting European experiences. These characteristics contrast with the existing literature on small firms in tourism and hospitality, particularly in Europe. Previous literature achieved their aims by providing valuable syntheses of existing literature. Now that such 'taking of stock' has been undertaken, there is a demand for more overtly research-based texts that are nevertheless accessible to a wide audience. This book does exactly that.

The Business of Rural Tourism

International Perspectives

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Author: Stephen Page,Donald Getz

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9780415135115

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 217

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This text explores the business opportunities and challenges associated with the development and management of tourism in a rural environment. It examines the factors associated with the successful development of rural tourism and the significance of good practice. In addition to an overview of the business and financial factors, the book presents a range of international case studies of actual business operations in rural settings. The book covers strategic planning, marketing HRM and financial management. This text explores the business opportunities and challenges associated with the development and management of tourism in a rural environment. It examines the factors associated with the successful development of rural tourism and the significance of good practice. In addition to an overview of the business and financial factors, the book presents a range of international case studies of actual business operations in rural settings. The book covers strategic planning, marketing HRM and financial management.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Tourism

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Author: Alan A. Lew,C. Michael Hall,Allan M. Williams

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118474627

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 672

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The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Tourism presents acollection of readings that represent an essential andauthoritative reference on the state-of-the-art of theinterdisciplinary field of tourism studies. Presents a comprehensive and critical overview of tourismstudies across the social sciences Introduces emerging topics and reassesses key themes in tourismstudies in the light of recent developments Includes 50 newly commissioned essays by leading experts in thesocial sciences from around the world Contains cutting-edge perspectives on topics that includetourism’s role in globalization, sustainable tourism, and thestate’s role in tourism development Sets an agenda for future tourism research and includes awealth of bibliographic references

Economics of Sustainable Tourism

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Author: Fabio Cerina,Anil Markandya,Michael McAleer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136904956

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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Tourism is one of the world's largest industries and one of its fastest growing economic sectors helping to generate income and employment for local people. At the same time, it has many negative outsourced effects on the environment and local culture. Achieving a more sustainable pattern of tourism development is high on the global agenda aiming to meet human needs while preserving the environment now and for the future. The Economics of Sustainable Tourism aims to critically explore how tourism economic development can move closer to a sustainable ideal from a firm economic analytic anchor. Grounded in economic theory and application it analyzes tourist’s satisfaction and impacts of tourism on the host community, investigates the productivity of the industry and identify factors which could increase economic and sustainable development such as trade relationships. It offers further insight into how destinations sustainability can be measured, economic benefits of a more sustainable destination and sets the agenda for future research. The book includes a range of theoretical and empirical perspectives and includes cutting edge research from international scholars. This significant volume provides a new perspective on the sustainable tourism debate and will be a valuable read for students, researchers, academics of Tourism and Economics.

Responsible Tourism & Human Accountability for Sustainable Business

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Author: Dr Ramesh Kumar Miryala,Dr Jayaprakash Narayana Gade

Publisher: Zenon Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9385886010

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

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Globalization has proliferated business with numerous challenges and opportunities, and simultaneously at other end the growth in economy, population, income and standard of living has redefined the scope of business and thus the business houses approaches. A highly competitive environment, knowledgeable consumers and quicker pace of technology are keeping business enterprises to be on their toes. Today marketing and its concepts have become key for survival of any business entity. The unique cultural characteristics, tradition and dynamics of consumer, demand an innovative marketing strategy to achieve success. Effective Marketing has become an increasingly vital ingredient for business success and it profoundly affects our day-to-day life. Today, the role of a business houses has changed from merely selling products and services to transforming lives and nurturing lifestyles. The Indian business is changing and so do the marketing strategies. These changing scenarios in the context of globalization will bestow ample issues, prospects and challenges which need to be explored. The practitioners, academicians and researchers need to meticulously review these aspects and acquaint them with knowledge to sustain in such scenarios. Thus, these changing scenarios emphasize the need of a broad-based research in the field of marketing also reflecting in marketing education. This book is an attempt in that direction. We sincerely hope that this book will provide insights into the subject to faculty members, researchers and students from the management institutes, consultants, practicing managers from industry and government officers.

Tourism and Sustainability

Principles to Practice

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Author: Mike Stabler

Publisher: Cab International

ISBN: 9780851991849

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 381

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Tourism is at the forefront of the debate on development versus sustainability. The challenge facing the industry is how to translate principles into practice and to attain a balance between the objectives of tourism development and the long-term conservation of physical, ecological and sociocultural environments. This book addresses these issues, particularly from economic, ethical and environmental perspectives. It has been developed from selected papers presented at a conference held at Newton Rigg College, Cumbria, UK, in April 1996. It is divided into four parts, addressing: concepts, theories and methodological issues; the tourism industry's promotion of sustainable tourism; minimising environmental impact by means of alternative forms of tourism; and policy implications. The book includes a wide range of case studies and destinations where tourism is rapidly developing in fragile environments, including Belize, Crete, Goa, the English Lake District, Madagascar, Malaysia, the Seychelles and Spain. It represents important reading for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, research workers and tourism industry practitioners, whether from the standpoint of geography, sociology, economics, management and marketing or planning.

Tourism, Planning, and Community Development

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Author: Rhonda Phillips,Sherma Roberts

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113571195X

Category: Social Science

Page: 146

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The intersection of community development, tourism and planning is a fascinating one. Tourism has long been used as a development strategy, in both developed and developing countries, from the national to local levels. These approaches have typically focused on economic dimensions with decisions about tourism investments, policies and venues driven by these economic considerations. More recently, the conversation has shifted to include other aspects – social and environmental – to better reflect sustainable development concepts. Perhaps most importantly is the richer focus on the inclusion of stakeholders. An inclusionary, participatory approach is an essential ingredient of community development and this brings both fields even closer together. It reflects an approach aimed at building on strengths in communities, and fostering social capacity and capital. In this book, the dimensions of the role tourism plays in community development are explored. A panoply of perspectives are presented, tackling such questions as, can tourism heal? How can tourism development serve as a catalyst to overcome social injustices and cultural divides? This book was originally published as a special issue of Community Development.