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Tourist Studies developed as a sub-branch of older disciplines in the social sciences, such as anthropology, sociology and economics, and newer applied fields of study in hospitality management, civil rights and transport studies. This Handbook is a sign of the maturity of the field. It provides an essential resource for teachers and students to determine the roots, key issues, and agenda of Tourism Studies.

Innovative Approaches for Managing Conservation and Use Challenges in the National Parks: Insights from Canada
Innovative approaches for managing conservation and use challenges in the national parks: Insights from Canada
Introduction

Global visitation to national parks and protected areas continues to experience robust growth, and while this is positive in terms of revenues for park management, managing growth and visitor numbers can add additional burdens to the conservation of protected areas, as Eagles (2007) pointed out, these trends, along with decreasing tax-based budgets are requiring new shifts in protected areas management. Conflict with respect to conservation, visitation and habitation (local residents) is expected to rise, and new forms of governance are emerging to cope with these changes. Healey (2003) noted that traditional organizational structures and functions tend to ...

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