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Tourism, health, wellbeing and protected areas.

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This book offers a compilation of transdisciplinary contributions that demonstrate the features of the relationship between tourism, health, wellbeing and protected areas. Attention is given to case studies stemming from current and future trends around these topics. Many of these case studies take place in European settings. The book has been divided into two sections. The first section (chapters...

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Chapter 12 (Page no: 149)

Revitalizing rural communities in Costa Rica through sustainable tourism.

The purpose of this chapter is to present Costa Rica as a model of sustainable tourism development that successfully supports the wellbeing of remote rural communities. The shifts in awareness that led Costa Rica to value and conserve its natural resources are thus discussed, as well as the national legislation and programmes that have created a foundation for sustainable tourism to grow. To illustrate the direct impact that government initiatives and specialized training have had on tourism development in rural areas, three case examples are provided, each representing a distinct form of sustainable tourism in Costa Rica: (1) Danta Corcovado Lodge, a family-owned accommodation; (2) AsoProLA, a community cooperative with diversified tourism-related products; and (3) Caminos de Osa, which connects a chain of small-scale tourism entrepreneurs in the Osa Peninsula.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction: tourism, health and wellbeing and protected environments. Author(s): Azara, I. Niccolini, F. Taff, B. D. Michopoulou, E. Clarke, A.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 11) The European protected areas approach to organizing ecotourism: a study of benchmark protected areas. Author(s): Niccolini, F. Cavallini, I. Giannini, M. Contini, M.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 26) Tourism, wellbeing and cultural ecosystem services: a case study of Örség National Park, Hungary. Author(s): Smith, M. K. Csurgó, B.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 39) Sustainable tourism in natural protected areas: the points of view of hosts and guests in Sila National Park. Author(s): Ferrari, S. Gilli, M.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 56) Wellness tourism as a complementary activity in saltpans regeneration. Author(s): Albuquerque, H. Silva, A. M. F. da Martins, F. Costa, C.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 69) A model for developing evidence-based health tourism: the case of 'alpine health region Salzburg, Austria'. Author(s): Steckenbauer, G. C. Tischler, S. Hartl, A. Pichler, C.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 82) Participatory location-based learning and ICT as tools to increase international reputation of a wellbeing destination in rural areas: a case study. Author(s): Cavicchi, A. Frontoni, E. Pierdicca, R. Rinaldi, C. Bertella, G. Santini, C.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 95) Exploring how medical voluntourism contributes to health and wellbeing in Haiti. Author(s): Thomsen, J. Keneman, M.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 108) The interrelationship between place symbolism, memory and voluntary income schemes (VIS): the 'stick up for stanage' campaign. Author(s): Marson, D. Pope, E.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 125) The visitor: connecting health, wellbeing and the natural environment. Author(s): Hansen, A. S.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 138) Reinventing coastal health tourism through lifestyle sports: the complexities of kiteboarding in practice. Author(s): Derriks, T.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 167) Experiencing a water sports holiday as part of a rehabilitation trajectory: identifying the salutogenic mechanisms. Author(s): Wagenaar, M. Vaandrager, L.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 178) The potential role of public aquaria in human health and wellbeing. Author(s): Cracknell, D. L. Pahl, S. White, M. P. Depledge, M. H.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 190) Health effects of recreation vehicle noise: laboratory evidence for mood and heart rate. Author(s): Benfield, J. A. Weinzimmer, D. Taff, B. D. Newman, P.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 203) A dynamic view of visitors: the impact of others on recreation and restorative nature experiences. Author(s): Cherian, B. Benfield, J. A.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 214) Reconsidering the links between tourism, health, wellbeing and protected areas. Author(s): Clarke, A. Azara, I. Michopoulou, E. Niccolini, F. Taff, B. D.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Ithaca College, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, Hill Center G46, 953 Danby Road, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2018
  • ISBN
  • 9781786391315
  • Record Number
  • 20183147558