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1061RE: [IGUST] Making "Geotourism" less about Geology and more about Geography

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  • Michael Hall
    Nov 19, 2011
      ah... so geotourism is sustainable tourism then .... what a complete pile of bollocks, reinvention of the wheel and waste of time (with thanks to National Geographic)


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      -----Original Message-----
      From: TourismGeography@yahoogroups.com on behalf of Alan A. Lew
      Sent: Sun 11/20/2011 10:38 AM
      To: RTSnet; IGU Tourism
      Subject: [IGUST] Making "Geotourism" less about Geology and more about Geography

      Last week a declaration was passed by the International Congress of
      Geotourism to promote the word "geotourism" as being a reference more to
      geography and sustainability than just geology...

      *... What emerged from the Congress was the Arouca
      written by attending European geopark leaders and delivered November 12,
      2011 by Margarida Belém, president of the Arouca Geopark Board of
      Directors. In part it says, "We recognize that there is a need to clarify
      the concept of geotourism. We therefore believe that geotourism should be
      defined as tourism which sustains and enhances the identity of a territory,
      taking into consideration its geology, environment, culture, aesthetics,
      heritage and the well-being of its residents. Geological tourism is one of
      the multiple components of geotourism."*

      Quote Source:

      The declaration itself is fairly short:

      Download: Declaração de
      Download: Arouca


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