Desert Tourism: Tracing the Fragile Edges of Development

Desert Tourism Tracing the Fragile Edges of Development Deserts are becoming increasingly popular tourist destinations However the growth of this tourism niche raises particular challenges jeopardizing their fragile ecosystems and straining scarce resour

  • Title: Desert Tourism: Tracing the Fragile Edges of Development
  • Author: Virginie Lefebvre Chris Johnson Kazys Varnelis Claude Prelorenzo Alessandra Ponte
  • ISBN: 9781934510186
  • Page: 404
  • Format: Paperback
  • Deserts are becoming increasingly popular tourist destinations However, the growth of this tourism niche raises particular challenges, jeopardizing their fragile ecosystems and straining scarce resources Paradoxically, the increasing popularity of desert tourism is undermining the very essence of the allure of these places In developing countries, the consequences are eDeserts are becoming increasingly popular tourist destinations However, the growth of this tourism niche raises particular challenges, jeopardizing their fragile ecosystems and straining scarce resources Paradoxically, the increasing popularity of desert tourism is undermining the very essence of the allure of these places In developing countries, the consequences are even drastic, as local populations live in dire conditions with few resources and insufficient infrastructure, rarely benefiting from tourism s economic effects This book seeks to analyze the relationship between tourism and the sustainable development of those territories, addressing issues raised by architecture, landscape design, and planning Following a historical perspective, Susan Miller, Claude Prelorenzo, Neil Levine, and Aziza Chaouni show how the imaginaire of the desert was invented by movie directors, writers, and architects Virginie Lefebvre, Alessandra Ponte, and Kazys Varnelis explore traces of previous conflicts that transformed deserts, from war to peace, into touristic destinations and places for experimentation Finally, an analysis of contemporary conditions helps to measure the challenges still to be faced Vincent Battesti tackles the ethnocultural landscapes of the oasis, Chris Johnson the preservation of deserts and impacts on local communities, and Gini Lee the use of deserts as creative places for artists.

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