Tourism Transformations in Protected Area Gateway Communities
7th April 2022
- ISBN 9781789249033
- Language English
- Pages 208 pp.
- Size 6" x 9"
Gateway communities that neighbor parks and protected areas are impacted by tourism, while facing unique circumstances related to protected area management. Economic dependency remains a serious challenge for these communities, especially in a climate of neoliberalism, top-down policy environments, and park closures related to environmental degradation or government budgets.
The collection of works in this edited book provide bottom-up, informed, and nuanced approaches to tourism management using local experiences from gateway communities and protected areas management emerging from a decade of guidelines, rulemaking, and exclusive decision-making.
Global perspectives are presented and contextualized at the local level of gateway communities in an attempt to balance nature, community, and commerce, while supporting the triple bottom line of sustainable tourism.
While anticipating a post-COVID 19 global shift, readers are encouraged to think through transformation and resiliency in regard to how the flux of supply vs demand alters gateway community perspectives on tourism.
Specific features of this book include:
- Focus on transformations, which provides insight into the complex and dynamic nature of gateway communities.
- Multidisciplinary, multi-cultural insights into protected area management.
- Applied and conceptual chapters from global perspectives.
2: Appalachian Trail communities: Gateway partners in parks and protected area management
3: Building a gateway to the Arctic: A political economy perspective on tourism development and conservation in Finnish Lapland
4: Gateway community relationships with a U.S. national park: A qualitative exploration of community member, concessioner, and Grand Teton National Park staff perspectives
5: Advocacy for protected areas in the Caribbean: A collaborated approach to ecotourism in Antigua and Barbuda
6: Contribution of tourism to sustainable development: Samalayuca Dunes (Mexico)
7: Community engagement on tourism management in small Atlantic islands
8: Protected area tourism in Batanes Islands, Philippines: Issues and impacts
9: The Praia do Sono (Paraty, Brazil) as a gateway community to achieve the universalization of Sustainable Development Goal 6 (water sanitation) in tourist areas
10: Public-private partnerships: A framework for national park gateway community development
11: Stories to engage protected area neighbouring communities in tourism planning and practice
12: Sustainable tourism initiatives and impediments: The National Mall as an urban gateway community