Backpacker Tourism and Economic Development

Backpacker Tourism and Economic Development
Author: Mark P. Hampton
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2013-07-18
ISBN: 1135933081
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Backpacker Tourism and Economic Development Book Excerpt:

There has been a phenomenal growth of backpacker tourism from the overland routes to India in the 1960s, to present-day backpacker tourism across the less developed world. As a result there has been significant economic development impacts of backpacker tourism upon local communities especially in areas with the largest concentrations of backpackers (South and South-East Asia particularly Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and India), as well as increasingly in Latin America. This volume provides a focused review of the economic development impacts of backpacker tourism in developing regions furthering knowledge on how backpacker tourism can play a crucial role in development strategies in these areas. First, it reviews the origins of the backpackers with a detailed examination of their "hippy" predecessors on the overland trail, before discussing the emergence of modern backpackers including social and cultural aspects, and how new technologies are changing their experience. It then analyses the powerful economic development impacts of backpackers on local host communities in cities and rural areas with a special focus on coastal destinations. Extensive case study material is used from backpacker destinations across Asia, Latin America and Africa. In doing so the book provides original insights into how backpacker tourism is highly significant for poverty alleviation and effective local development since it has strong linkages to the local economy, and less economic leakage than conventional tourism. Written by a leading academic in this area, this volume will be of interest to students of Tourism and Development Studies.

Tourism Information Technology 3rd Edition

Tourism Information Technology  3rd Edition
Author: Pierre J Benckendorff,Zheng Xiang,Pauline J Sheldon
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 401
Release: 2019-02-21
ISBN: 1786393433
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tourism Information Technology 3rd Edition Book Excerpt:

This third edition of Tourism Information Technology provides a contemporary update on the complexities of using information technology in the tourism industry. It examines IT applications in all sectors including airlines, travel intermediaries, accommodation, food service, destinations, attractions, events and entertainment. Fully updated throughout and organized around the stages of the visitor journey, the book reviews how tourists are using technologies to support decision making before their trip, during their travels and at the destination. It: - Provides comprehensive and up to date coverage of all key topics in tourism information technologies - Covers new areas such as (among others) augmented and virtual reality, robotics, smart destinations, disruptive innovation and the collaborative economy, crowdsourcing for sustainability, online reputation management and big data - Incorporates a wealth of pedagogic features to aid student learning, including key models and concepts, research and industry insights, case studies, key terms, discussion questions, and links to useful websites. Accompanied online by instructor PowerPoint slides, multiple choice questions and further case studies, this book provides a comprehensive and learning-focused text for students of tourism and related subjects.

Secrets of Great Teachers

Secrets of Great Teachers
Author: Elisheva Zeffre,Perella Perlstein
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2018-01-30
ISBN: 1476670307
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secrets of Great Teachers Book Excerpt:

You can abandon rote learning with this middle and high school teaching guide. Encouraging both students and teachers to unlock their creativity, the authors provide guidance in lesson planning and ideas for creating unconventional homework, projects and tests that are cost-free and easy to implement. This book leads teachers away from endorsing competition and teacher-pleasing behavior, and offers ideas for independent thinking that will strengthen students' decision-making, deductive reasoning and emotional intelligence.

Dark Skies

Dark Skies
Author: Daniel Deudney
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2020-03-02
ISBN: 019090335X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dark Skies Book Excerpt:

Space is again in the headlines. E-billionaires Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk are planning to colonize Mars. President Trump wants a "Space Force" to achieve "space dominance" with expensive high-tech weapons. The space and nuclear arms control regimes are threadbare and disintegrating. Would-be asteroid collision diverters, space solar energy collectors, asteroid miners, and space geo-engineers insistently promote their Earth-changing mega-projects. Given our many looming planetary catastrophes (from extreme climate change to runaway artificial superintelligence), looking beyond the earth for solutions might seem like a sound strategy for humanity. And indeed, bolstered by a global network of fervent space advocates-and seemingly rendered plausible, even inevitable, by oceans of science fiction and the wizardly of modern cinema-space beckons as a fully hopeful path for human survival and flourishing, a positive future in increasingly dark times. But despite even basic questions of feasibility, will these many space ventures really have desirable effects, as their advocates insist? In the first book to critically assess the major consequences of space activities from their origins in the 1940s to the present and beyond, Daniel Deudney argues in Dark Skies that the major result of the "Space Age" has been to increase the likelihood of global nuclear war, a fact conveniently obscured by the failure of recognize that nuclear-armed ballistic missiles are inherently space weapons. The most important practical finding of Space Age science, also rarely emphasized, is the discovery that we live on Oasis Earth, tiny and fragile, and teeming with astounding life, but surrounded by an utterly desolate and inhospitable wilderness stretching at least many trillions of miles in all directions. As he stresses, our focus must be on Earth and nowhere else. Looking to the future, Deudney provides compelling reasons why space colonization will produce new threats to human survival and not alleviate the existing ones. That is why, he argues, we should fully relinquish the quest. Mind-bending and profound, Dark Skies challenges virtually all received wisdom about the final frontier.

Madagascar

Madagascar
Author: Hilary Bradt,Daniel Austin
Publsiher: Bradt Travel Guides
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2014-07-01
ISBN: 1841624985
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Religious Pilgrimage Routes and Trails

Religious Pilgrimage Routes and Trails
Author: Daniel H Olsen,Anna Trono
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2018-05-30
ISBN: 1786390272
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religious Pilgrimage Routes and Trails Book Excerpt:

For millennia people have travelled to religious sites for worship, initiatory and leisure purposes. Today there are hundreds, if not thousands, of religious pilgrimage routes and trails around the world that are used by pilgrims as well as tourists. Indeed, many religious pilgrimage routes and trails are today used as themes by tourism marketers in an effort to promote regional economic development. An important resource for those interested in religious tourism and pilgrimage, this book is also an invaluable collection for academics and policy-makers within heritage tourism and regional development.

English Learners Strategies to Adapt Instruction in Content Areas

English Learners  Strategies to Adapt Instruction in Content Areas
Author: Carrie McDermott
Publsiher: National Professional Resources Inc
Total Pages: 6
Release: 2018-03-16
ISBN: 1938539931
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

English Learners Strategies to Adapt Instruction in Content Areas Book Excerpt:

This 6 page, quick-reference laminated guide is designed to serve as a valuable resource for teachers working with English learners in diverse classroom to help them address their students’ complex needs by unpacking learning. It offers proven strategies that make learning more accessible for English learners and help these students meet rigorous standards and achieve their greatest goals. Because all students are language learners, the strategies in the guide, which include focusing on crosscutting skills, implementing project-based learning, and using buddies/partners, among others, benefit all students in K-8 classrooms.

Tourism and Water

Tourism and Water
Author: Stefan Gössling,C. Michael Hall,Daniel Scott
Publsiher: Channel View Publications
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2015-04-01
ISBN: 1845414993
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tourism and Water Book Excerpt:

This book provides a systematic and comprehensive guide to the current state of knowledge on tourism and water. It is the first book to thoroughly examine the interrelationships of tourism and water use based on global, regional and business perspectives. Its assessment of tourism's global impact along with its overviews of sectoral and management approaches will provide a benchmark by which the water sustainability of tourism will be measured for years to come. In making a clear case for greater awareness and enhanced water management in the tourism sector, it is hoped that the book will contribute to the wise and sustainable use of this critical resource. The book is interdisciplinary in coverage and international in scope. It is designed as essential reading for not only students of tourism but also practitioners.

The Amusement Park

The Amusement Park
Author: Jason Wood
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2017-01-20
ISBN: 1317045130
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Amusement Park Book Excerpt:

Cyclone, Revolution, Corkscrew; Luna Park, Pleasure Beach, Dreamland – names and places instantly familiar to rollercoaster and amusement park enthusiasts. But what first gave rise to the concept and nomenclature of the amusement park; how did amusement parks develop in Britain and elsewhere, and what fate awaits historic amusement parks and their rides today? This thought-provoking and timely book brings together leading writers from a variety of disciplines to explore the social history and cultural heritage of the amusement park. Rooted in the British experience but informed by extensive international coverage, it provides a thematic, comparative exploration of the origins, development, decline and significance of the amusement park. The rich set of case studies presented comment on the interrelationships between history, culture and heritage, challenging traditional academic boundaries while offering important contributions to policy-making and regeneration initiatives. The book provides new insights into a neglected aspect of popular culture and will be a valuable resource to students and scholars of history, heritage, tourism, leisure, technology and design.

Scripted Journeys

Scripted Journeys
Author: Tom Nuenen
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2021-09-07
ISBN: 3110700492
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scripted Journeys Book Excerpt:

The ubiquity of computation in daily life has had decisive influence on the imaginative aspects of tourism. Online knowledge of the world is readily available through mapping services, social media, travel blogs, and online reviews. From booking and Googling, to posting and reminiscing: all stages of one’s trip can be guided and augmented by increasingly connective, personalized, and optimized algorithmic systems. In the face of this informational abundance, hypermediated tourism is fixated on access to authenticity. Peer to peer accommodation offers tourists a chance to "live like a local." Professional bloggers instruct not just on where, but on how to travel. Review websites aggregate the feedback of millions into "objective," data-driven authentication of destinations. And virtual technologies take users to places they could not dream of reaching physically. Based on a comparative ethnography of touristic blogs and vlogs, review websites, and video game environments, Scripted Journeys presents a critical analysis of touristic practice in digital ecologies. This hypermediated tourism engages technology as a harbinger of self-possession and waywardness, yet produces its own forms of digital dependence. The resulting "scripted journeys" internalize a tension between authenticity as autonomy and control, and the implicit compliance of making use of technological extensions.

Madagascar

Madagascar
Author: Daniel Austin,Hilary Bradt
Publsiher: Bradt Travel Guides
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2017-08-17
ISBN: 1784770485
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Madagascar Book Excerpt:

A new, thoroughly updated 12th edition of Bradt's Madagascar, the leading and most comprehensive guide to this unique island nation, written by Hilary Bradt, who first visited in 1976 and has returned roughly 35 times, and Daniel Austin, who has visited 12 times and continues to travel there annually. Bradt's Madagascar is by far the most thorough guide to the country in English and is written and updated by established experts whose unparalleled knowledge of Madagascar combines with contributions from over 50 experts in a book which has been the most authoritative guide to the country for three decades. It covers national parks and protected areas and includes itineraries to suit all interests and budgets, plus details of around 1,000 hotels and restaurants. Madagascar is like nowhere else on earth. It is fascinating not only zoologically and botanically, but culturally, linguistically, historically and geologically. This vast island is the fourth largest in the world and also the oldest. This is part of the reason why it has evolved into an incredible hotspot for biodiversity, with a truly unique flora and fauna that is more than 80% endemic to the island, and with new species being described virtually on a daily basis. Madagascar is also the only place where you can see wild lemurs. Almost a quarter of the world's 450-or-so primates exist only here. With Bradt's Madagascar you can visit tropical rainforest and seek out its incredible flora and fauna; explore the otherworldly eroded limestone spires, most famously at Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park - Madagascar's most striking landscape; discover the beach-fringed islands around Nosy Be with their fabulous scuba diving, snorkelling, kayaking, whale-watching and fishing opportunities; and make the most of a host of adventuring and sporting possibilities, including surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, rock climbing, tree climbing, caving, river trips, mountain biking, distance running, quad biking, trekking and hiking. Also covered are the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ambohimanga; the renowned Avenue des Baobabs, one of the country's most photographed scenes, and information on the best birdwatching spots: Madagascar has almost 300 avian species, with a high proportion of endemics, including five whole endemic families.

The Politics of Arctic Sovereignty

The Politics of Arctic Sovereignty
Author: Jessica M. Shadian
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2014-01-10
ISBN: 1317915615
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of Arctic Sovereignty Book Excerpt:

Interest in Arctic politics is on the rise. While recent accounts of the topic place much emphasis on climate change or a new geopolitics of the region, the history of the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) and Arctic politics reaches back much further in time. Drawing out the complex relationship between domestic, Arctic, international and transnational Inuit politics, this book is the first in-depth account of the political history of the ICC. It recognises the politics of Inuit and the Arctic as longstanding and intricate elements of international relations. Beginning with European exploration of the region and concluding with recent debates over ownership of the Arctic, the book unfolds the history of a polity that has overcome colonization and attempted assimilation to emerge as a political actor which has influenced both Artic and global governance. This book will be of strong interest to students and scholars of Arctic politics, indigenous affairs, IR theory and environmental politics.

Our Changing Planet

Our Changing Planet
Author: John Gribbin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 165
Release: 1977
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Geology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Our Changing Planet Book Excerpt:

Fly Me to the Moon

Fly Me to the Moon
Author: Edward Belbruno
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2007-02-11
ISBN: 0691128227
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fly Me to the Moon Book Excerpt:

When a leaf falls on a windy day, it drifts and tumbles, tossed every which way on the breeze. This is chaos in action. In Fly Me to the Moon, Edward Belbruno shows how to harness the same principle for low-fuel space travel--or, as he puts it, "surfing the gravitational field." Belbruno devised one of the most exciting concepts now being used in space flight, that of swinging through the cosmos on the subtle fluctuations of the planets' gravitational pulls. His idea was met with skepticism until 1991, when he used it to get a stray Japanese satellite back on course to the Moon. The successful rescue represented the first application of chaos to space travel and ushered in an emerging new field. Part memoir, part scientific adventure story, Fly Me to the Moon gives a gripping insider's account of that mission and of Belbruno's personal struggles with the science establishment. Along the way, Belbruno introduces readers to recent breathtaking advances in American space exploration. He discusses ways to capture and redirect asteroids; presents new research on the origin of the Moon; weighs in on discoveries like 2003 UB313 (now named Eris), a dwarf planet detected in the far outer reaches of our solar system--and much more. Grounded in Belbruno's own rigorous theoretical research but written for a general audience, Fly Me to the Moon is for anybody who has ever felt moved by the spirit of discovery.

London

London
Author: Samantha Hardingham
Publsiher: Batsford
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

London Book Excerpt:

The information in this guide ranges from brief perspectives on the city's architectural history to tips on how to navigate the local public transit system. The book considers architecture not as something that happens on isolated building sites, but rather as social, cultural, and political phenomena. At four inches square, this portable little book is an ideal travel companion. Illustrations.

The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics

The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics
Author: David Wallechinsky
Publsiher: Little Brown & Company
Total Pages: 205
Release: 1993
ISBN: 9780316920810
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics Book Excerpt:

Includes the final results of every Winter Olympic event since 1896, accounts of the Olympics' most memorable contests, profiles of famous sports figures, and complete coverage of the 1992 games and the upcoming 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.

Major Companies of Europe 1993 94

Major Companies of Europe 1993 94
Author: R. M. Whiteside,A. Wilson,S. Blackburn,S. E. Hörnig,C. P. Wilson
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 9400903774
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Major Companies of Europe 1993 94 Book Excerpt:

Volumes 1 & 2 Guide to the MAJOR COMPANIES OF EUROPE 1993/94, Volume 1, arrangement of the book contains useful information on over 4000 of the top companies in the European Community, excluding the UK, over 1100 This book has been arranged in order to allow the reader to companies of which are covered in Volume 2. Volume 3 covers find any entry rapidly and accurately. over 1300 of the top companies within Western Europe but outside the European Community. Altogether the three Company entries are listed alphabetically within each country volumes of MAJOR COMPANIES OF EUROPE now provide in section; in addition three indexes are provided in Volumes 1 authoritative detail, vital information on over 6500 of the largest and 3 on coloured paper at the back of the books, and two companies in Western Europe. indexes in the case of Volume 2. MAJOR COMPANIES OF EUROPE 1993/94, Volumes 1 The alphabetical index to companies throughout the & 2 contain many of the largest companies in the world. The Continental EC lists all companies having entries in Volume 1 area covered by these volumes, the European Community, in alphabetical order irrespective of their main country of represents a rich consumer market of over 320 million people. operation. Over one third of the world's imports and exports are channelled through the EG. The Community represents the The alphabetical index in Volume 1 to companies within each world's largest integrated market.

Subject Guide to Children s Books In Print 1996

Subject Guide to Children s Books In Print  1996
Author: R R Bowker Publishing
Publsiher: Reed Reference Publishing
Total Pages: 1172
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9780835236867
Category: Children's literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Subject Guide to Children s Books In Print 1996 Book Excerpt:

The Giant Planet Jupiter

The Giant Planet Jupiter
Author: John H. Rogers
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 418
Release: 1995-07-20
ISBN: 9780521410083
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Giant Planet Jupiter Book Excerpt:

The first full account of Jupiter for 35 years - comprehensive, accessible and highly illustrated.

A Travel Guide to Archaeological Mexico

A Travel Guide to Archaeological Mexico
Author: Robert D. Wood
Publsiher: Hastings House Book Publishers
Total Pages: 156
Release: 1979
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Indians of Mexico
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Travel Guide to Archaeological Mexico Book Excerpt: