The role of the environment and tourism impacts in planning

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Use the questions provided below as an outline to write an essay on The role of the environment and tourism impacts in planning. Please reference the videos that the links have been provided as well as referencing the reading that have been uploaded.

How do you feel about continued use of tourism as a development tool, considering

the impacts of travel to increasingly remote destinations, as well as the impacts on local, often

fragile, environments and cultures? Do you think that tourism is a valid development tool? Do

you think that the goals outlined by the UNWTO take these potential impacts into account in a

way that will to shape a more sustainable approach to development through tourism? How

important is it that environmental, as well as economic, impacts are measured globally?

Watch:

  1. Tourism Benefits Everyone, Everywhere, Everyday

UK Tourism Alliance

Published on Mar 9, 2012

Tourism is one of the largest industries in the UK, generating revenue of £125bn per annum and

employing 2.7m people. The size, and potential, of the industry is enormous.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyVI2tiRBeE

 

  1. Environmental Impacts of Travel and Tourism (excerpt)

 

Published on Aug 22, 2012

For more information on the complete resource: http://www.classroomvideo.co.uk/Produ…

 

Considering climate change, the debate around carbon emissions, stakeholder needs and

conflict, this informative film is excellent when teaching GCSE and FE levels of education.

Containing interviews from an ABTA representative and interviews from travel and tourism

organisations, students will learn how tourism can impact both positively and negatively on an

environment and the role of an EIA. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QhEA8bmKbo

 

  1. Sustainable Tourism 2012 – Travel Foundation Uploaded on Jun 14, 2011

Sustainable Tourism means Business…watch this short film to find out why taking action on

sustainable tourism is a must, with comments from key leaders in the industry.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsZgB90pOrc

 

Read:

Goeldner, C. and B. Ritchie. (2009). Tourism: Principles, practices, philosophies. New Jersey:

Wiley and Sons. Chapter 16: Tourism planning, development, and social considerations. (Pages 440-468).

 

Goeldner, C. and B. Ritchie. (2009). Tourism: Principles, practices, philosophies. New Jersey: Wiley and Sons. Chapter 17: Tourism and the environment. (Pages 469-503).

 

Hughes, G. (2002). Environmental Indicators. Annals of Tourism Research. 28(2) 457-477.

 

Choi, H.C. and E. Sirakaya. (2006). Sustainability Indicators for managing community tourism.

Tourism management. 27: 1274-1289.

 

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