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Alison M. Gill

In: The SAGE Handbook of Nature: Three Volume Set

Chapter 5: Understanding the Evolving Relationship between Tourism and Nature in an Era of Sustainability

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Understanding the Evolving Relationship between Tourism and Nature in an Era of Sustainability
Understanding the Evolving Relationship between Tourism and Nature in an Era of Sustainability
Alison M. Gill
Introduction

Tourism is increasingly built on the marketing of nature and natural resources (Arnegger et al., 2010; Coghlan & Buckley, 2013; Urry, 1995) and its ever expanding global reach means that it is a significant agent of environmental change (Holden, 2009). Understanding the relationship of tourism to nature must be seen within the complex and changing relationships of the modes of tourism production and consumption that are embedded in social, cultural, economic, and political contexts of time and place. The discussion in this chapter is framed within the ‘era of sustainability’ that spans a period of dynamic global ...

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