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Coastal, Island and Tropical Tourism - 16-18 April 2013 - Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

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  • Alan A. Lew
    *Announcement of an exciting conference for 2013* * * *Coastal, Island and Tropical Tourism: **Global Impacts, Local Resilience* *16 to 18 April 2013* *Kota
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 19, 2012
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      Announcement of an exciting conference for 2013

      Coastal, Island and Tropical Tourism: Global Impacts, Local Resilience

      16 to 18 April 2013
      Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

      The 2nd Coastal, Island & Tropical Tourism Conference, incorporating The 6th Tourism Outlook Conference, and The 2nd International Dive Tourism Expert Meeting

      Coastal and island environments comprise some of the most sensitive and complex ecosystems on the planet.  Especially in tropical locations, they are increasingly impacted by global economic and social forces, including economic development pressures that are often tourism and recreation related, rapid population growth that is driven by economic migrants, major resource extraction in the form of oil and gas drilling and relentless industrial fishing, and global climate change and steadily rising sea levels.  These pressures create enormous challenges for coastal and island communities due to the global scope of the problems, an inadequate understanding of the issues, and a paucity of effective management tools.

      The objective of this conference is to provide a platform for tourism students and educators, government agency employees, hospitality and tourism industry practitioners, public and private land managers, community development workers, and others interested in these issues to share, exchange and debate ideas and knowledge related to our understanding and management of coastal, island and tropical tourism.  Through this, the conference aims to identify practical solutions, chart new directions, and create opportunities for networking on sustainable tourism development in these sensitive environments.  


      Alan A. Lew, Ph.D., AICP
      Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator
      Department of Geography, Planning and Recreation
      Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona 86011-5016, USA
      * Tourism Geographies - journal Editor-in-Chief
      * World Regional Geography: Mobilities, Destinations & Sustainability 
      * Understanding & Managing Tourism Impacts
      * My open access articles + GScholar
      * Tourism Commission Pre-Congress Meeting, 22-25 August 2012, Trier/Mosel, Germany
      * Recreation, Tourism & Sport Specialty Group, AAG Annual Meeting, 9-13 April 2013, Los Angeles, California, USA
      Coastal, Island and Tropical Tourism, 16-18 April 2013, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
      Sustainable Tourism in Urban Environments, 8-10 May 2013, Hong Kong
      Emerging Landscapes and Frontiers in Tourism Research, 20-22 September 2013, Kanas N.P., Xinjiang, China
      * My Blogs: @alew on Twitter * TG Tourism Place * Travelography *
      * NAU GPR on Facebook -and Twitter
      Online GPR Studies
      “The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, instead of thinking how things may be, to see it as they are.” – Samuel Johnson

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