Fred P. Bosselman, Craig A. Peterson, and Claire McCarthy
Tourism is one of the world's largest and fastest growing industries. If poorly managed it can have serious negative impacts on tourist communities. This work analyzes and evaluates methods by which communities can carefully control tourism in order to maximize its postive aspects while minimizing its detrimental effects. The authors offer examples of the ways in which uncontrolled tourism can adversely affect a community, and explain how to create an effective strategy that can protect tourism resources for current and future generations. The book offers numerous, varied case studies, including Sante Fe, New Mexico; Nusa Dua, Bali; Canterbury, Kent; Times Square, New York; and the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.