Backpacker tourism in the Brazilian Amazon: challenges and opportunities

Rodrigues, Cristina, and Prideaux, Bruce (2012) Backpacker tourism in the Brazilian Amazon: challenges and opportunities. In: Lohmann, Gui, and Dredge, Dianne, (eds.) Tourism in Brazil: environment, management and segments. Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility . Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, Oxon, UK, pp. 123-140.

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[Extract] The Amazon rainforest has the potential to become one of Brazil's most important ecological attractions based on the region's diversity of ecosystems. While there is strong domestic and international pressure for conservation and balanced development of the Amazon rainforest (Filho 2006; Ruschmann 1992; Wallace and Pierce 1996) including sustainable tourism development, the region's tourism potential is largely untapped. Surprisingly, even backpackers, usually one of the first groups to explore remote and interesting areas, are largely absent from the area.

Item ID: 23446
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-415-67432-4
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2012 02:11
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150601 Impacts of Tourism @ 33%
15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150603 Tourism Management @ 34%
15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150699 Tourism not elsewhere classified @ 33%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900301 Economic Issues in Tourism @ 33%
90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900302 Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism @ 33%
90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900303 Tourism Infrastructure Development @ 34%
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