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Tourism and protected areas: benefits beyond boundaries. The Vth IUCN World Parks Congress.

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This book focuses on the tourism issues discussed at the Vth IUCN World Parks Congress. The book reflects the past 10 years of global challenges in tourism and the lessons learnt in protected area management. It shows the significant achievements of tourism in contributing to sustainable ecosystem development and projects issues for the next decade. It will be of interest to researchers in tourism...

Chapter 1 (Page no: 1)

Tourism and protected areas: benefits beyond boundaries.

This chapter highlights the management challenges facing protected areas and outlines the tourism issues covered at the Vth World Parks Congress. The themes of the presentations and discussions emphasized the significance of the Congress for tourism, and the relevance of tourism to the current conservation agenda. It is pointed out that successful park visitation is a critical function of parks and protected areas, for without satisfied visitors, parks and protected areas will cease to exist.

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Chapter: 2 (Page no: 12) Tourism as a tool for conservation and support of protected areas: setting the agenda. Author(s): Bushell, R. McCool, S. F.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 27) Global trends affecting tourism in protected areas. Author(s): Eagles, P. F. J.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 44) Key principles and directions for tourism in protected areas: a review of existing charters, guidelines and declarations. Author(s): Foxlee, J.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 71) Tourism, indigenous and local communities and protected areas in developing nations. Author(s): Scherl, L. M. Edwards, S.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 89) Joint management: aboriginal involvement in tourism in the Kakadu world heritage area. Author(s): Wellings, P.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 101) Tourism as a tool for community-based conservation and development. Author(s): Figgis, P. Bushell, R.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 115) The World Heritage Tourism Programme: lessons learned. Author(s): Pedersen, A.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 129) Transfrontier conservation areas and sustainable nature-based tourism. Author(s): Spenceley, A.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 141) Sustainable nature tourism in Europe: an overview of NGOs. Author(s): Schelhaas, M.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 150) Capacity-building for ecotourism: training programmes for managers of protected areas. Author(s): Strasdas, W. Corcoran, B. Petermann, T.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 168) The role of certification and accreditation in ensuring tourism contributes to conservation. Author(s): Honey, M.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 191) Tourism-based revenue generation for conservation. Author(s): Drumm, A.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 210) Economic impacts of parks on surrounding communities: findings from New South Wales. Author(s): Conner, N.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 231) Management information tools for setting visitor fees. Author(s): Lindberg, K.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 244) Conservation and community development: the Conservation Corporation Africa model. Author(s): Carlisle, L.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 264) Sabi Sabi: a model for effective ecotourism, conservation and community involvement. Author(s): Loon, R. Harper, I. Shorten, P.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 277) Financing parks through marketing: a case study of Ontario Parks. Author(s): Halpenny, E.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 301) Concessions and commercial development: experience in South African National Parks. Author(s): Fearnhead, P.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 315) Tourism on the Great Barrier Reef: a partnership approach. Author(s): Skeat, A. Skeat, H.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 329) Tourism, protected areas and the World Parks Congress: fundamental lessons, new horizons and promising directions. Author(s): McCool, S. F. Eagles, P. F. J. Bushell, R. McNeely, J.