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Tourist destinations are increasingly coming across multiple social, economic, cultural, and environmental challenges corroborated with a great urgency for sustainable development. In this context, the European Commission has launched in 2013 a unitary system of indicators for sustainable...

Author(s)
Tudorache, D. M.; Simon, T.; Frenț, C.; Musteață-Pavel, M.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Sustainability, 2017, 9, 10, pp 1879
Abstract

Although sustainable tourism concepts are gaining in importance everywhere, related research is quite fragmented with many studies concentrating on environmental sustainability. Seeking to contribute to the general discussion, we first examine the perceptions of sustainability among tourists using...

Author(s)
Sidali, K. L.; Huber, D.; Schamel, G.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Sustainability, 2017, 9, 10, pp 1791
Abstract

Tourism has established itself as an instrument that supports the sustainable development of rural destinations and has both, negative and positive effects. The annual instability of the flow of visitors, known as tourist seasonality, contributes to the intensification of some of these negative...

Author(s)
Martín Martín, J. M.; Salinas Fernández, J. A.; Rodríguez Martín, J. A.; Jiménez Aguilera, J. de D.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Sustainability, 2017, 9, 10, pp 1692
Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to understand the effects of mass tourism on urban communities in the historic centre of Venice, Italy. Through a survey in Cannaregio district, it explores the correlation between tourism pressures and the depopulation phenomenon and its mechanisms, the agents ...

Author(s)
Zanini, S.
Publisher
Emerald Publishing, Bingley, UK
Citation
Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development, 2017, 7, 2, pp 164-178
Abstract

Purpose: Cultural landscapes are no more considered only as territories of cultural interest but also as integrated systems of cultural, social, and economic values. The adjustment of this consideration with the modern paradigms of collective governance and management necessitates investigations on ...

Author(s)
Donato, F.; Lohrasbi, A.
Publisher
Emerald Publishing, Bingley, UK
Citation
Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development, 2017, 7, 2, pp 129-146
Abstract

The article discusses the problem of green areas reduction and degradation in Southern Georgia, for three resort cities located in Samtskhe-Javakheti region. These cities are well known balneological and climatic resorts of Georgia - Akhaltsikhe, Borjomi and Abastumani. In the frames of this study, ...

Author(s)
Khoshtaria, T. K.; Chachava, N. T.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Annals of Agrarian Science, 2017, 15, 2, pp 217-223
Abstract

Wetlands provide important and diverse benefits to people around the world, contributing provisioning, regulating, habitat, and cultural services. Wetlands in South Africa are under pressure from drainage, clearance for cultivation, and encroachment of invasive plants. The aim of this study was to...

Author(s)
Ndlazi, Q. L.; Musampa, C. M.; Nakin, M. D. V.; Longo-Mbenza, B.
Publisher
WIT Press, Southampton, UK
Citation
WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, 2017, 210, pp 677-686
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Geoparks as a new approach to sustainable development and a new model of protected areas are an attempt to increase public knowledge of geological and geomorphological heritage. They also bring socio-economic development by promoting geo-tourism as a sub-set of sustainable tourism. Natural heritage ...

Author(s)
Gholitabar, S. S.; Costa, C. M. M. da; Esmaeili, R.
Publisher
Eastern Mediterranean University and Washington State University, Famagusta, Cyprus
Citation
Conference proceedings, 7th Advances in Hospitality & Tourism Marketing & Management (AHTMM) Conference, Famagusta, Cyprus, 10-15 July 2017, 2017, pp 399-413
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As an emerging field of eco-efficiency, tourism eco-efficiency is becoming an important way to measure the sustainable development of tourism. This study calculated and decomposed tourism CO2 emissions in China, explored its evolution and distribution characteristics by using the ratio method of...

Author(s)
Qiu XiaoPing; Fang YiPing; Yang XueTing; Zhu FuBiao
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Sustainability, 2017, 9, 9, pp 1634
Abstract

Irrespective of insights gained from previous studies on the impacts and adaptions associated with climate change; little consideration has been given to the effect of climate change on tourism on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau (QTP). Based on a conceptual framework of the impact of climate change on...

Author(s)
Wang LingEn; Zeng YuXi; Zhong LinSheng
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Sustainability, 2017, 9, 9, pp 1539

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