Tourism and Trails: Cultural, Ecological and Management Issues

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Channel View Publications, 2015 - Business & Economics - 307 pages

Trails and routes have been indispensable to travel and tourism over the centuries, helping to form the basis of mobility patterns of the past and the present. This book is the first to comprehensively examine these tourism trails from a tourism and recreation perspective. This cutting-edge volume is global in scope and discusses a wide range of natural, cultural and developed linear resources for tourism and recreation. The book is suitable for both researchers and students who are interested in cultural heritage-based tourism, recreation and leisure studies, landscape and change, human mobility, geography, environmental management, and broader interests in destination planning, development and management.

 

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Contents

Figures
15
Cultural Routes and Heritage Trails
17
1 Types of cultural heritage trails
21
Illinois to California
30
6 The historic Grand Canyon Railway
38
8 Paths at the archaeological site of Tulum Mexico
44
10 One of Portugals wine trails
50
12 St Patricks TrailChristian heritage route with
56
2 Mount Robson Provincial Park as part of
130
4 A squirrel waiting trailside for tourist handouts by
137
5 This trail is experiencing significant wear and tear
138
6 The social effects of recreational noise
147
Planning and Developing Trails and Routes
164
1 The Canadian Heritage Rivers System
168
2 Comprehensive trail development model
180
4 Trail use of utility infrastructure water works
186

Nature Trails and Mixed Routes
60
1 Agreenbelt trail in Scottsdale Arizona USA
64
2 A wilderness hiking trail in Utah USA
65
4 A rainforest canopy trail in Ghana
72
7 A bicycle path crosses the DutchBelgian border
80
9 The Causeway Coastal Route
87
12 Types of nature trails and mixed routes
95
Demand for Trails and Routes
96
1 RVs are popular along scenic routes and byways
104
4 Applying the realms of experience to trail participation
113
5 Factors shaping demand for trails and routes
124
Tourism Recreation and Trail Impacts
126
Options
193
6 Highway sign designating a longdistance heritage route
203
10 An accessible beach trail in Denmark
209
Managing Routes and Trails
214
1 A hardened trail creates a more durable and protective
220
3 An unstaffed interpretive center on a scenic byway
226
5 The POLAR model
240
Reflections and Futures
247
References
258
Index
296
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About the author (2015)

Dallen J. Timothy is Professor of Community Resources and Development and Senior Sustainability Scientist at Arizona State University, USA. His main research areas are trails, heritage, geopolitics and globalization processes.

Stephen W. Boyd is Professor of Tourism, Masters Degree Coordinator and Research Coordinator in the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, University of Ulster, UK. His research focuses on trails, heritage, national parks, niche tourism development and post-conflict environments.

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