Managing Tourism Growth: Issues And Applications

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Island Press, Apr 1, 1999 - Architecture - 316 pages
Tourism is by many measures the world's largest and fastest growing industry, and it provides myriad benefits to hosts and visitors alike. Yet if poorly managed, tourism can have serious negative impacts on tourist communities-their environment, physical appearance, economy, health, safety, and even their social values.

Managing Tourism Growth analyzes and evaluates methods by which communities can carefully control tourism in order to maximize the positive aspects while minimizing the detrimental effects. The authors offer vivid examples of the ways in which uncontrolled tourism can adversely affect a community, and explain how to create an effective strategy that can protect tourism resources for current and future generations.

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Fred P. Bosselman is professor of law at the Chicago-Kent College of Law and former president of the American Planning Association. Craig A. Peterson is professor of law at John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois. Claire McCarthy is a legal researcher based in Evanston, Illinois.

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