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Towards the end of the 1950s Andreia, in the southeastern Swiss Alps, was a largely agropastoral community of 632 inhabitants. A large-scale tourist industry was launched in 1958 in an effort to slow down the emigration of its younger residents to the lowlands and revive its deteriorating economy....

Author(s)
Frey, V. H.
Citation
Dissertation Abstracts International, A, 1976, 37, 2, pp p.1062
Abstract

Data from a study of habits and preferences of holiday-makers in a natural forest environment in the Italian Alps are summarized and analysed as a basis for management of recreational areas. The type of forest considered desirable by the public as a recreation area does not appear to differ...

Author(s)
Scrinzi, G.
Citation
Montanaro d'Italia-Monti e Boschi, 1977, 28, 4, pp 35-43
Abstract

This paper emphasizes the close ties between agriculture and tourism in a mountain area such as the Swiss Alps. The two are interdependent: tourism depends on agriculture to keep the countryside attractive and provide some of the traditional tourist attractions, and agriculture depends on tourism...

Author(s)
Kaspar, C.
Citation
Tourist Review, 1978, 3, 1, pp 12-24
Abstract

Regional planning policy in France does not evade the principles governing free trade. The French government has facilitated the tourist development of the mountains by offering opportunities to entrepreneurs as in the case of integrated winter sports resorts in the French Alps.

Author(s)
Knafou, R.
Citation
Espace Geographique, 1979, 8, 3, pp 173-180
Abstract

This paper points out that tourism in the French Alps is usually thought of only in terms of winter sports, but that in fact health resorts play an important part in the industry. At present the Hautes Alpes has 40 cure centres with 2773 beds. There are also five "health schools" for children to...

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Espaces, 1979, 36, pp 14-15
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Ten years ago the Haute Maurienne region of the French Alps was dependent on a rapidly disintegrating agricultural economy and was severely affected by the rural exodus. However the local population who wished to remain in the region initiated its promotion as a ski resort area, as a means of...

Author(s)
Marnezy, A.
Citation
Revue de Geographie Alpine, 1979, 67, 3, pp 281-307
Abstract

1978 was a year of exceptional national and international activity on the problems of tourist pressure on rural holiday areas. The number brings together 12 papers on different aspects of this problem in the Alps. G. Kahn-Akermann describes the activities of the Council of Europe in co-ordinating...

Citation
Raumforschung und Raumordnung, 1979, 37, 1, pp 1-58
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Pre-war, the Southern Alps region was on the same economic level as other parts of France, with similar levels of prosperity, infrastructure and social amenities, and a prospering agriculture. Since World War II, most of the development which has taken place has been for the benefit of the tourist...

Author(s)
Martin, F.
Publisher
Documentation Francaise., Paris, France
Citation
Schema d'Orientation et d'Amenagement du massif des Alpes du Sud., 1979, pp 432pp.
Abstract

Contains 24 papers (15 in English) presented at the symposium, and 5 abstracts. The papers are: The interest to the Slovenian economy of the intensity of the tourist flow over the open Yugoslavian borders. A tourist traffic perspective. (in German) R. Babic; Influence of tourism on changes in the...

Citation
Frankfurter Wirtschafts- und Sozial Geographische Schriften, Wirtschaftsgeographie der Johann Wolfgang Goethe- Universitat, 1979, No. 31, pp 353pp.
Abstract

Most of the mountain communities of the French Alps are involved in tourism to some extent, but some have managed to take full control of tourism developments while others have become dependent on external private enterprise and have little influence on planning and development. A study is made of...

Author(s)
Preau, P.
Citation
Revue de Geographie Alpine, 1980, 68, 1, pp 63-81

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