Tourism and National Parks Issues and Implications Edited by Richard W. Butler, Professor of Tourism, School of Management Studies, University of Surrey, UK and Stephen W. Boyd, Senior Lecturer in the Geography Division, Staffordshire University, UK. National Parks have played a significant role as tourist attractions in many countries since their establishment in the nineteenth century. In some countries they are the major set of tourist attractions and the foundation of small but often important tourism industries. Despite this, the relationship between tourism and national parks is not always a satisfactory one, and there is often considerable and vocal opposition to the continuance, and particularly expansion of, tourism in many national parks. The key focus of this book is the special relationship between national parks and tourism - how national park systems relate to tourism in a variety of contexts - from the historical development through to the role that they play today. International contributions from leading thinkers in the area raise issues such as, park origins and functions, management issues and future problems.
Contributors: Kay Booth and David Simmons, Lincoln University, New Zealand Stephen Boyd, Staffordshire University, UK Richard Butler, University of Surrey, UK Carolyn Cresswell, Consultant, UK Phillip Dearden, University of Victoria, Canada Harold Goodwin, International Centre for Protected Landscapes, University of Greenwich, UK C. Michael Hall, Otago University, New Zealand Robert Lilieholm and Lisa Romney, Utah State University, USA Fergus Maclaren, Consultant, Canada John Marsh, Trent University, Canada J. Gordon Nelson, University of Waterloo, Canada Sanjay Nepal, University of Bern, Switzerland Gavin Parker and Neil Ravenscroft, University of Surrey, UK Douglas Pearce, Victoria University, New Zealand Philippa Sowman, Statistics New Zealand, New Zealand Dallen Timothy, Bowling Green State University, USA Jerry Vaske, Maureen Donnelly and Doug Whittaker, Colorado State University, USA David Weaver, Griffith University, Australia