Cultural heritage, local resources and sustainable tourism
Tourism is a complex socio-economic phenomenon based on the growing needs of modern societies for recreation and leisure. It has become a major economic activity worldwide and a priority field in policy making at local, regional, national, supranational and international level. The growth of tourism, has brought forward to the attention of policy making its potential, but also its social, economic and environmental impacts. Cultural heritage is at the basis of attracting tourists in Europe as well as in several places around the world. The impacts of tourism have led modern societies to reconsider their development paths and options. Sustainable development of tourism is becoming a priority. In the search for sustainable tourism strategies managing cultural heritage and local resources has become a central concern. Relevant policy issues are discussed. Copyright © 2008 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
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Beriatos, E.; Papageorgiou, M. (2009)Thermal (Spa) tourism in Greece has been developed since the beginning of the 19th century thanks to numerous significant thermal springs spread all over the country. After having reached its time of prosperity during '50s, ...
Determinants of visitor pro-environmental intentions on two small greek islands: Is ecotourism possible at coastal protected areas? Kafyri, A.; Hovardas, T.; Poirazidis, K. (2012)A relatively under-researched question is whether there is a possibility of influencing environmentally aware tourists regarding ecotourism at destinations that continue to develop under a pattern of mass 'seaside' tourism. ...
Coccossis, H.; Constantoglou, M. E. (2008)Tourism is a worldwide socioeconomic phenomenon. Its environmental, social and economic aspects have been for years at the centre of interest of policy making and research communities. Sustainable tourism is a concept that ...