Tourism and the environment, the other side of the coin: environmental impact on tourists' health

Bauer, Irmgard (2001) Tourism and the environment, the other side of the coin: environmental impact on tourists' health. Tourist Studies, 1 (3). pp. 297-314.

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The rapid growth in tourism has lead to an increased need for suitable health education designed to ensure safe and healthy travel. While this advice usually concentrates on appropriate behaviour and preventable infections, it rarely includes the environmental health hazards travellers are exposed to. This article attempts to demonstrate the wide range of such health hazards. It is then argued that the current approach to risk management and health education may be based on a framework which ignores the strong interdependence between environment and humans as proposed, for example, by Beck, and hence fails to develop strategies which can minimize environmental harm to travellers. The need of a new approach is discussed to allow innovative research which will provide a better knowledge base for such strategies.

Item ID: 22503
Item Type: Article (Other)
ISSN: 1741-3206
Keywords: tourism and health, tourism and environment, environment and health, health impact, health education, health hazards
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2012 06:58
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0599 Other Environmental Sciences > 059999 Environmental Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 40%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111716 Preventive Medicine @ 60%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9610 Natural Hazards > 961099 Natural Hazards not elsewhere classified @ 40%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920401 Behaviour and Health @ 60%
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