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This contribution is devoted to the environmental aspects of tourism, when the environment is perceived in its wider meaning, i.e. as a complete environment for... more
This contribution is devoted to the environmental aspects of tourism, when the environment is perceived in its wider meaning, i.e. as a complete environment for life: in natural, rural or urban space, with connotations to feedback of local societies and communities. The author points out on environmental quality as an important factor which is influencing not only potential and carrying capacity of an area for the tourism development but also the decision making process of tourism participant in his/her choice of destination and his/her stimulation for temporal leaving his/her home environment. She analyses both positive and negative environmental tourism impacts as well as related causes and factors. Further she presents three basic concepts of tourism environmental studies, i.e. destination lifecycle, carrying capacity and social exchange. The author also describes the environmentally innovative tourism forms as a demonstration of good praxis of sustainable tourism. In conclusion she assesses the actual state of research and education of environmental tourism studies.
sustainable tourism, destination life cycle, carrying capacity, social exchange, authenticity
Pásková, M. (2012). Environmentalistika cestovního ruchu (Tourism Environmentalism). Czech Journal of Tourism, 1(2), 77-113.