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Coastal, Island & Tropical Tourism: Global Impacts, Local Resilience - 22-24 April 2013 - Sabah, Malaysia

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  • Alan A. Lew
    You are invited to attend *The 2nd Coastal, Island & Tropical Tourism Conference* 22-24 April 2013 - Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia incorporating* The 6th
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 17, 2013
      You are invited to attend  

      The 2nd Coastal, Island & Tropical Tourism Conference
      22-24 April 2013 - Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia 

      incorporating The 6th Tourism Outlook Conference
      and The 2nd International Dive Tourism Expert Meeting

      Conference Theme: Global Impacts, Local Resilience

      Abstracts Due: 15 February 2013

      Conference Website: http://geog.nau.edu/igust/sabah2013/  

      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: Human Mobilities, Tourism Destinations & Sustainable Environments
      * Understanding & Managing Tourism Impacts

      * My open access articles
       + GScholar

      IGU Tourism Commission-related Conferences

      Coastal, Island and Tropical Tourism
       22-24 April 2013, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
      Sustainable Tourism in Urban Environments
       8-10 May 2013, Hong Kong
      * IGU Tourism Commission Pre-Conference
       28 July-3 Aug 2013, Beppu-Miyajima-Naojima, Japan
      * IGU Regional Conference
       4-9 August 2013, Kyoto, Japan
      Emerging Landscapes and Frontiers in Tourism Research
      20-22 September 2013, Kanas N.P., Xinjiang, China
      * Concurrent Professor, Department of Land Resources and Tourism Studies, School of Geographic and Oceanographic Sciences, Nanjing University, China
      * Research Associate, Centre for Innovative Planning and Development, Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
      * My Blogs: @alew on Twitter
       * TG Tourism Place
       * Travelography
      * NAU GPR on Facebook
       and Twitter
      Online GPR Studies

      'There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need, but not for man's greed.' - M. Gandhi

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