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680Sustainable and Alternative Tourism - Yangshuo, China 11-13 July 2009

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  • Alan A. Lew
    Sep 4, 2008
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      Sustainable and Alternative Tourism
      An International Conference
      Yangshuo (Guilin), China - 11 to 13 July 2009

      CONFERENCE WEBSITE: http://www.geog.nau.edu/igust/China2009/

      Major Conference Themes:

      Tourism and Sustainability:

      • Defining Sustainable Tourism
      • Social, Economic and Environmental Impacts of Tourism
      • Community Based Tourism, Geotourism, Civic Tourism and Other Sustainable Approaches to Tourism

      Alternative Tourism:

      • Alternative Tourism Goals
      • Mass and Niche Tourism
      • The Tourism Long Tail: Marketing Specialty Tourism
      • Reality Tourism, Dark Tourism, and Other Tourism
      • Backpacker and Youth Tourism

      Conference Organizers:

      Conference Sponsor:

      • Guilin Tourism College

      Conference Location: Guilin Tourism College, Yangshuo, China

      • Yangshuo has gained prominence in China's tourism through the Lonely Planet guidebooks to China. (See Lonely Planet's current description of Yangshou here). It is an international town (not really a city), nestled in one of the most dramatic landscapes in China (photos to the left) with many village-based bed and breakfast establishiments (bottom photo).
      • The Guilin Tourism College is located between Yangshuo and the larger city of Guilin.

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      Alan A. Lew , Ph.D., AICP
      Department of Geography, Planning and Recreation,
      Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona 86011-5016, USA
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