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Author : Chryso Panayidou
School/Work Place : Bristol University of the West of England, UK
Contact : cpanayidou@cothm.ac.cy
Year : 2004

Tourism has become for many islands a means of social, economic and cultural development through the creation of jobs, raising standards of living and through the development of local resources for culture and heritage. Thus, many of these destinations have invited large numbers of tourists from medium to lower income groups seeking package holiday destinations. Mass tourism as a form of mass-consumption has become an agent of profound economic and cultural change. Cultural tourism is believed to be a sector of tourism that has significant effect in terms of economic advantages, image improvement and development potential.

The purpose of this paper is to explore, through an analysis of the case of Cyprus, the extent to which the role of cultural tourism represents a realistic tourism development policy that can assist a mass tourism destination in securing a sustainable environment. The tourism industry spends time, money and effort in facilitating and implementing strategies to minimize the negative impacts of mass tourism.


List of Articles
No. Subject Views Date
4 Think Tank IV Possibilities for Sustainable Tourism Management in Ac... file 4765 Oct 13, 2013

Sustainability is an inevitable concept in tourism which heavily depends on natural resources and environment with its products and services. Here prevention and controlling water, air and noise pollution, habitat degradation is more importa...

Author: Meryem Atik, Türker Altan & A. Akin Aksu 

Year: 2004 

» Think Tank IV Cultural Tourism as a Means for Sustainability in a Ma... file 4351 Oct 13, 2013

Tourism has become for many islands a means of social, economic and cultural development through the creation of jobs, raising standards of living and through the development of local resources for culture and heritage. Thus, many of these d...

Author: Chryso Panayidou 

Year: 2004 

2 Think Tank IV Environmental Attitudes of Tourism Activity Providers ... file 3725 Oct 13, 2013

This paper looks at the issue of environmental awareness and the related topic of 'ecolabels' in a New Zealand context, adopting a supplier's perspective to gain a greater insight into the attitudes of those managing and providing tourism pr...

Author: Christian Schott 

Year: 2004 

1 Think Tank IV Sustainability and Mass Destinations: Challenges and P... file 4741 Oct 13, 2013

In year 2001, the Government of the Balearic Islands decided to establish a tourism tax, named "ecotax", as an important measure to achieve a more sustainable tourism model for the islands. This paper analyses the background of the ecotax, t...

Author: Antoni Serra Cantallops 

Year: 2004 

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