Dissertation Abstracts International

Dissertation Abstracts International

Navakas , Eugene Glasberg , p.573A Travelers in the global economy : A ... Mao , Yue ( Iris ) , p.624A Travel patterns The influence of resource ...

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Managing and Adapting to Global Change in Tourism Places

Managing and Adapting to Global Change in Tourism Places

Bioclimatic comfort and the thermal perceptions and preferences of beach tourists. International Journal of Biometeorology. doi:10.1007/s00484-014-0820-x ...

Author: Alan A. Lew

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317508571

Category: Travel

Page: 216

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Today, more than ever, communities need to develop resilience strategies to adapt to the varied and often unpredictable forces of global change. The focus of this collection of articles from Tourism Geographies is on global change in tourism places. Global change incorporates social and economic globalization, which is arguably the most important process to have shaped the development of modern tourism since the nineteenth century, and climate change, which is likely to be the most significant factor influencing human behavior and livelihood in the coming decades. The organization of these articles reflects a traditional geography approach, which starts with an emphasis the physical geography foundations of the human condition, especially through the issue of climate change. This is then broadened by a series of insightful comparative studies of how tourism communities react, adapt and relate to their changing natural and social conditions. This collection of papers addresses major issues and adaptive paths for tourism destinations as they face the challenges of our contemporary world. This bookw as published as a special issue of Tourism Geographies.
Categories: Travel

Proceedings of AICCE 19

Proceedings of AICCE 19

Preference Assessment and Prioritization of the Urban Green Space Features ... physical activity patterns, perceptions and the preferences of park users.

Author: Fadzli Mohamed Nazri

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030328160

Category: Science

Page: 1677

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This book gathers the latest research, innovations, and applications in the field of civil engineering, as presented by leading national and international academics, researchers, engineers, and postgraduate students at the AWAM International Conference on Civil Engineering 2019 (AICCE’19), held in Penang, Malaysia on August 21-22, 2019. The book covers highly diverse topics in the main fields of civil engineering, including structural and earthquake engineering, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, highway and transportation engineering, water resources engineering, and geomatic and construction management. In line with the conference theme, “Transforming the Nation for a Sustainable Tomorrow”, which relates to the United Nations’ 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development, it highlights important elements in the planning and development stages to establish design standards beneficial to the environment and its surroundings. The contributions introduce numerous exciting ideas that spur novel research directions and foster multidisciplinary collaborations between various specialists in the field of civil engineering.
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Geospatial Technology and Smart Cities

Geospatial Technology and Smart Cities

In: W101-special track 18th CIB World Build Congress 11 Goel R, Garcia LMT, Goodman A et al (2018) Estimating city-level travel patterns using street ...

Author: Poonam Sharma

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030719456

Category: Electronic books

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This book presents fundamental and applied research in developing geospatial modeling solutions to manage the challenges that urban areas are facing today. It aims to connect the academics, researchers, experts, town planners, investors and government officials to exchange ideas. The areas addressed include urban heat island analysis, urban flood vulnerability and risk mapping, green spaces, solar energy, infrastructure management, among others. The book suggests directions for smart city research and outlines practical propositions. As an emerging and critical area of research and development, much research is now being done with regard to cities. At the international level and in India alike, the smart cities concept is a vital topic for universities and research centers, and well as for civic bodies, town planners and policymakers. As such, the book offers a valuable resource for a broad readership.
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Tourism in the Green Economy

Tourism in the Green Economy

Gardner, N. (2009) A manifesto for slow travel, Hidden Europe Magazine, vol. ... N. and Cambourne B. (eds) Food tourism around the world: development, ...

Author: Maharaj Vijay Reddy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134626458

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 366

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The concept of the green economy has now entered mainstream policy debates and been endorsed by a range of United Nations and other organizations. The Rio+20 UN conference specifically drew attention to the green economy approach in the context of sustainable development to move away from business-as-usual practices, act to end poverty, address environmental destruction and build a bridge to the sustainable future. It is increasingly recognized that the tourism sector can make a major contribution to the green economy through more sustainable practices, climate change mitigation and ecotourism. The role of tourism sector will continue to be crucial in the post-2015 sustainable development agenda too. However, there are ambiguities about how tourism and allied industries can maximize their contribution to human well-being and ensure environmentally sustainability, embracing issues of political economy, geography and business ethics. In this context, this book provides consensus about what the green economy entails, what role tourism can play in a green economy, early responses from many countries, on-going and emerging research initiatives that will enable tourism’s transition to a green economy. The chapters address three key themes: understanding the Green Economy concept and the role of tourism; responses and initiatives in greening tourism; and emerging techniques and research implications. A wide range of case studies from around the world and in different contexts is included to demonstrate the extent of the challenge and range of opportunities for the tourism industry.
Categories: Business & Economics

Leisure Recreation and Tourism Abstracts

Leisure  Recreation  and Tourism Abstracts

greater understanding of the tourist and his / her participation patterns and travel habits . The concept of styles of travel may be useful in developing a ...

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Category: Leisure

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Global Climate Change and Coastal Tourism

Global Climate Change and Coastal Tourism

Similarly, tourist climate preferences such as temperature limits for beach ... perceptions of the environmental impacts of tourism-related travel and their ...

Author: Andrew L Jones

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9781780648439

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

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Building upon the book Disappearing Destinations (Jones and Phillips 2010) and its conclusion that promoted the need to recognize problems, meet expectations and manage solutions Global Climate Change and Coastal Tourism explores current threats to, and consequences of, climate change on existing tourism coastal destinations. Part 1 of the book provides a theoretical platform and addresses topics such as sustainability, tourism impacts, governance trade and innovation and how the media addresses climate change and tourism. It also assesses management and policy options for the future sustainability of threatened tourism coastal destinations. Part 2 presents case studies from all regions of the world (Europe, The Americas, Asia, Africa and Australasia) which synthesise findings to make recommendations that can be used to promote strategies that ameliorate projected impacts of climate change on coastal tourism infrastructure and in turn promote the future sustainability of coastal tourism destinations. This is a timely and informative text with appeal to researchers, undergraduate and post graduate students of tourism management, tourism planning, sustainable tourism development and leisure management, coastal tourism/management, environmental management/planning, geography, coastal zone management or climate change studies.
Categories: Business & Economics

Handbook of Research on Social Media Applications for the Tourism and Hospitality Sector

Handbook of Research on Social Media Applications for the Tourism and Hospitality Sector

The city is the center of one of the most dynamic regions in the world in terms of tourism growth, with the number of tourists and hotel stays steadily ...

Author: Ramos, Célia M.Q.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799819486

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 477

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Tourists frequently rely on social networks to provide information about a product or destination as a decision support tool to make adequate decisions in the process of planning a trip. In this digital environment, tourists share their travel experiences, impressions, emotions, special moments, and opinions about an assortment of tourist services like hotels, restaurants, airlines, and car rental services, all of which contribute to the online reputation of a tourist destination. The Handbook of Research on Social Media Applications for the Tourism and Hospitality Sector is a fundamental reference source that provides vital theoretical frameworks and the latest innovative empirical research findings of online social media in the tourism industry. While highlighting topics such as e-business, mobile marketing, and smart tourism, this publication explores user-generated content and the methods of mobile strategies. This book is ideally designed for tour developers, travel agents, restaurateurs, hotel management, tour directors, entrepreneurs, social media analysts, managers, industry professionals, academicians, researchers, and students.
Categories: Business & Economics

Saving Energy in U S Transportation

Saving Energy in U S  Transportation

197 Similarly , whereas U.S. travel energy grew only 13 percent between 1973 ... that European urban structures and transportation patterns will reach an ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951D00273660E

Category: Energy conservation

Page: 265

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This report assesses an array of transportation policies designed to reduce energy use and describes the intersection of these policies with general transportation problems such as congestion and air pollution. The report: describes the U.S. transportation system and its energy use; presents and evaluates forecasts of energy use to 2010; compares and contrasts U.S. and European travel and energy use patterns; discusses reasons governments may choose to intervene in transportation markets; and describes and evaluates a range of policy options to reduce U.S. transport energy use, from gasoline taxes to urban planning. Its objective is to provide a balanced, qualitative perspective of issues and problems rather than a highly quantified analysis.
Categories: Energy conservation

The World s Search for Sustainable Development

The World s Search for Sustainable Development

A Perspective from the Global South Mukul Sanwal ... more internal than foreign travel for recreation and greater preference for local food with much less ...

Author: Mukul Sanwal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316664957

Category: Political Science

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This text traces the evolution of sustainable development and climate change from the time it emerged in international consultations and agreements. The three sections of the book, focusing on the framework, climate change and sustainable development, seek to cover the essentials of the politics of natural resource usage at the global level. The book explores the evolution of sustainable development and climate change within the framework of the United Nations, and the way the concept has been defined through intergovernmental meetings, agreements and consensus within the multilateral system. It also explores the best ways of reducing the risk to the planet while enabling societies to pursue sustainable development paths. The challenges call for a transformation of social systems to facilitate a broadly acceptable change. The book also explores the adoption of low-carbon models different from the high-carbon socio-technical systems and related social practices.
Categories: Political Science

The Polycentric Metropolis

The Polycentric Metropolis

Learning from Mega-City Regions in Europe Peter Hall, Kathy Pain ... related) housing location preferences, and travel patterns to specific transport nodes, ...

Author: Peter Hall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136547690

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

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A new 21st century urban phenomenon is emerging: the networked polycentric mega-city region. Developed around one or more cities of global status, it is characterized by a cluster of cities and towns, physically separate but intensively networked in a complex spatial division of labour. This book describes and analyses eight such regions in North West Europe. For the first time, this work shows how businesses interrelate and communicate in geographical space - within each region, between them, and with the wider world. It goes on to demonstrate the profound consequences for spatial planning and regional development in Europe - and, by implication, other similar urban regions of the world. The Polycentric Metropolis introduces the concept of a mega-city region, analyses its characteristics, examines the issues surrounding regional identities, and discusses policy ramifications and outcomes for infrastructure, transport systems and regulation. Packed with high quality maps, case study data and written in a clear style by highly experienced authors, this will be an insightful and significant analysis suitable for professionals in urban planning and policy, environmental consultancies, business and investment communities, technical libraries, and students in urban studies, geography, economics and town/spatial planning.
Categories: Architecture

Opportunities and Challenges for Tourism and Hospitality in the BRIC Nations

Opportunities and Challenges for Tourism and Hospitality in the BRIC Nations

A cross-cultural analysis of English and French Canadians' vacation travel patterns. International Journal of Hospitality Management, ...

Author: Dhiman, Mohinder Chand

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522507093

Category: Business & Economics

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The stability and wealth of a nation’s economy is dependent upon the success of various industrial sectors. The tourism industry has experienced massive growth in recent years, creating more jobs and becoming a source of foreign exchange. Opportunities and Challenges for Tourism and Hospitality in the BRIC Nations is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly research on the recent developments and contemporary issues within the services sector, highlighting cross-cultural implications as well as societal impacts of hospitality and tourism on emerging markets. Providing insight on managing and maximizing profitability, this book is ideally designed for researchers, professionals, upper-level students, and academicians involved in the services industry.
Categories: Business & Economics

Handbook of Research Methods for Tourism and Hospitality Management

Handbook of Research Methods for Tourism and Hospitality Management

These types of research will enrich literature on tourists' satisfaction by ... Drawing Sydney: Flatlands and the chromatic contours of a global city.

Author: Robin Nunkoo

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781785366284

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 584

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As research in tourism and hospitality reaches maturity, a growing number of methodological approaches are being utilized and, in addition, this knowledge is dispersed across a wide range of journals. Consequently there is a broad and multidisciplinary community of tourism and hospitality researchers whom, at present, need to look widely for support on methods. In this volume, researchers fulfil a pressing need by clearly presenting methodological issues within tourism and hospitality research alongside particular methods and share their experiences of what works, what does not work and where challenges and innovations lie.
Categories: Business & Economics

Computation and Big Data for Transport

Computation and Big Data for Transport

... the activities, travel and time use patterns of millennials (Zhang et al. ... The observed shift in perceptions towards cars suggests the need to look ...

Author: Pedro Diez

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030377526

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 250

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This book gathers the outcomes of the second ECCOMAS CM3 Conference series on transport, which addressed the main challenges and opportunities that computation and big data represent for transport and mobility in the automotive, logistics, aeronautics and marine-maritime fields. Through a series of plenary lectures and mini-forums with lectures followed by question-and-answer sessions, the conference explored potential solutions and innovations to improve transport and mobility in surface and air applications. The book seeks to answer the question of how computational research in transport can provide innovative solutions to Green Transportation challenges identified in the ambitious Horizon 2020 program. In particular, the respective papers present the state of the art in transport modeling, simulation and optimization in the fields of maritime, aeronautics, automotive and logistics research. In addition, the content includes two white papers on transport challenges and prospects. Given its scope, the book will be of interest to students, researchers, engineers and practitioners whose work involves the implementation of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) software for the optimal use of roads, including safety and security, traffic and travel data, surface and air traffic management, and freight logistics.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

The SAGE Handbook of Tourism Management

The SAGE Handbook of Tourism Management

Current tourism patterns in the Swedish mountain region. ... Leisure traveller perceptions of iconic coastal and fjord countryside areas: Lush naturalness ...

Author: Chris Cooper

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526461483

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 616

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The SAGE Handbook of Tourism Management is a critical, state-of-the-art and authoritative review of tourism management, written by leading international thinkers and academics in the field. With a strong focus on applications of theories and concepts to tourism, the chapters in this volume are framed as critical synoptic pieces covering key developments, current issues and debates, and emerging trends and future considerations for the field. Part One: Approaching Tourism Part Two: Destination Applications Part Three: Marketing Applications Part Four: Tourism Product Markets Part Five: Technological Applications Part Six: Environmental Applications This handbook offers a fresh, contemporary and definitive look at tourism management, making it an essential resource for academics, researchers and students.
Categories: Business & Economics

Environment Energy and Sustainable Development

Environment  Energy and Sustainable Development

As living standards improve , people who travel comfort requirements are also relatively ... perception and preference of the physical environment [ 6 ] .

Author: Wen-Pei Sung

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203799017

Category: Science

Page: 1200

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Environment, Energy and Sustainable Development brings together 242 peer-reviewed papers presented at the 2013 International Conference on Frontiers of Energy and Environment Engineering, held in Xiamen, China, November 28-29, 2013.The main objective of this proceedings set is to take the environment-energydevelopments discussion a step further. Vo
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IATSS Research

IATSS Research

It is important to measure traveller's perceptions of how closely trips , and especially ... making it possible to “ interact globallytravel locally " .

Author: Kokusai Kōtsū Anzen Gakkai

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105021044123

Category: Traffic safety

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Categories: Traffic safety

Sustainable Transport and Tourism Destinations

Sustainable Transport and Tourism Destinations

explored visitors' preferences with regard to the potential implementation ... Green travellers? ... International tourism model for developing economies.

Author: Luca Zamparini

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781839091292

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

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Transport and sustainability are intrinsically linked. This book examines the links between transport, tourism, and sustainability by means of a series of large case studies covering several countries.
Categories: Business & Economics

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Glenn T. Seaborg: A New World Outlook “In . . ... scholars, engineers and medical and public health experts to Mexico City's National Medical Center, ...

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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the premier public resource on scientific and technological developments that impact global security. Founded by Manhattan Project Scientists, the Bulletin's iconic "Doomsday Clock" stimulates solutions for a safer world.
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