Nature-Based Tourism in Peripheral Areas Development or Disaster? Edited by: C. Michael Hall, Stephen W. Boyd

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21 Dec 2004
Aspects of Tourism
Channel View Publications
234 x 156

Key features

- One of the first detailed analyses of nature-based tourism in peripheral areas

- Focuses on nature based tourism as a potential basis for peripheral region development

- Chapters cover a diverse range of environments and the challenges they present


This book provides one of the first detailed examinations of the problems of nature-based tourism development in peripheral areas. A diverse range of environments is used to illustrate the challenges and difficulties of managing nature-based tourism resources. A central theme throughout the book is the degree of opportunity that nature-based tourism provides as the basis for peripheral region development.


The book makes a major contribution to developing understanding of the potential scope for tourism development in social and economic growth. This is a very good book that deserves to be widely used in tertiary level tourism courses.

- Jim Walmsley, University of New England in Journal of Sustainable Tourism 13:6

Author Biography:

C. Michael Hall is Professor of Tourism at the University of Otago, New Zealand and Honorary Professor, University of Stirling, Scotland. He is also co-editor of Current Issues in Tourism and has written widely on tourism, environmental history and contemporary mobility issues.

Stephen Boyd, previously at the University of Otago, New Zealand,  is now Professor of Tourism in the School of Hotel, Leisure and Tourism, at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland. His research interests include heritage, communities, partnership, planning and management. His most recent co-authored book is Heritage Tourism.

Readership Level:

General, Postgraduate, Research / Professional

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