Amposta, Josep Boyra (2008): Looking for Environmental Excellence in Tourist Destinations. Published in: TOURISMOS: An International Multidisciplinary Journal of Tourism , Vol. 4, No. 2 (15. April 2009): pp. 99-106.
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This paper analyzes several factors of environmental change that affect a tourist destination along its cycle of evolution identifying for this purpose some of the existing interdependent bonds within the conceptualization of a tourism/environment system. A tourist municipality case study illustrates the impact of environmental change on the local tourist competitiveness to focus afterward on management practices responses aimed at minimizing the negative impact on the environment resulting from the local tourist activity itself. Finally, a series of conclusions derived from the analysis conducted are presented.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Looking for Environmental Excellence in Tourist Destinations|
|Keywords:||environmental excellence, tourist destination competitiveness, sustainable development|
|Subjects:||O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development
M - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting > M1 - Business Administration
L - Industrial Organization > L8 - Industry Studies: Services > L83 - Sports; Gambling; Recreation; Tourism
|Depositing User:||Evangelos Christou|
|Date Deposited:||23. Sep 2010 13:31|
|Last Modified:||11. Feb 2013 22:17|
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