Volcano and Geothermal Tourism

Sustainable Geo-resources for Leisure and Recreation

Author: Patricia Erfurt-Cooper,Malcolm Cooper

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 1849775184

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 378

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There are over 1300 active volcanoes worldwide and many more dormant or extinct. Some are developed as tourist destinations; others are not, but have great potential. Mount Fuji in Japan attracts over 100 million visitors per year and has immense cultural and spiritual significance, while a number of volcanic areas in national parks, for example Teide in Spain, Yellowstone in the US, Vesuvius in Italy and Tongariro in New Zealand, attract between one to four million tourists each year. In the last decade the designation of nearly 50 geoparks around the world has highlighted their potential for tourism development.This book provides the first global review and assessment of the sustainable use of active and dormant volcanic and geothermal environments for geotourism. The volcano-based tourism sector is further augmented through a closely linked range of geothermal resources and attractions, such as geysers and hot springs, which are discussed in detail throughout individual chapters covering all key volcanic and geothermal regions around the world. It is shown that volcano and geothermal tourism is a subsection of nature-based geotourism and incorporates a variety of other tourism categories such as adventure tourism, extreme tourism, ecotourism, green tourism, educational tourism, and hot spring tourism. This comprehensive book covers the most important issues of this growing tourism sector whilst incorporating relevant global research, making it an essential resource for all in the field.Includes colour plates.
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Health and Wellness Tourism

Spas and Hot Springs

Author: Patricia Erfurt-Cooper,Malcolm Cooper

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 1845411110

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 362

View: 2023

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The use of natural geothermal springs in the treatment of illness and the promotion of wellness (thermalism, balneology) forms the foundation for a discussion of the development and growth of health and wellness tourism in this book. A range of perspectives are explored, including usage, heritage, management, technology, environmental and cultural features, and marketing.
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The Anthropology of News & Journalism

Global Perspectives

Author: S. Elizabeth Bird

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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This title explores the role of news and journalism in contemporary culture from an anthropological perspective. Essays by leading scholars look at communities of professional and nonprofessional journalists.
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ISLA

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Latin America

Page: N.A

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Clippings of Latin American political, social and economic news from various English language newspapers.
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