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About the Author: D'vorah Lansky, M.Ed., is the bestselling author of several books including Book Marketing Made Easy: Simple Strategies for Selling Your Nonfiction Book Online.
She is the founder of the Annual Book Marketing Conference Online and the creator of over 25 successful, online programs.
Since 2007 D'vorah has taught online book marketing to thousands of authors across the globe. She specializes in helping authors to reach more readers and sell more books. D'vorah loves working with authors as they grow their reach and share their message with the world.
As one of the world's largest industries, tourism carries with it significant social, environmental, economic and political impacts. Although tourism can provide significant economic benefits for some destinations, the image of tourism as a benign and environmentally friendly industry has often been challenged. There is a clear and growing body of evidence that suggests that the effects of tourism development are far more complex than policy-makers usually suggest and that the impacts of tourism occur not just at the destination but at all stages of a tourist's trip. Furthermore, tourism does not exist in a vacuum. Broader social and environmental changes also shape the form, growth and experience of tourism development.
This text provides a clear, accessible and up-to-date synthesis of tourism's role in our contemporary world, both as an agent of change, and as a response to it. Tourism related change is approached from a framework that illustrates the changing environments in which they occur, including the spatial scale of such impacts and the effects of these impacts over time. This framework is then applied to the economic, socio-cultural and physical dimensions of tourism. After examining the different forms of tourism-related impacts, the book then discusses the role of planning as part of an integrated approach to the mitigation of undesirable impacts and the maximization of the desirable benefits of tourism development. Case studies and illustrations from a variety of locations from around the world are used throughout the book to exemplify key themes and issues; additionally figures and tables serve to elucidate statistical data.
Understanding and Managing Tourism Impacts illustrates that when well managed tourism can make a positive contribution to destinations. The book's use of issues of scale, time and form to illustrate the effects of tourism provide an accessible and significant reminder that tourism's impacts vary over time and space, affects both the visitor and the host community, and can be unpredictable in its consequences. Chapter objectives, recommended readings, and links to web-based material help students, practitioners and researchers to grasp the broader implications of tourism development in today's world. With tourism increasingly being implicated as a factor in climate and environmental change, and with the benefits and costs of tourism as a form of economic development being examined more closely than ever, this book provides a timely contribution to help clarify the potentials and pitfalls of contemporary tourism.
From the Introduction.
We can't argue with a "Detour" sign. Plan B is about to happen! Without warning, a sudden brain hemorrhage dictated that the course of my life must take a different turn. Such a traumatic health crisis would have been frightening without the constant presence of Christ and the support of a network of praying friends and family. But in the midst of this new experience-even with a fuzzy, medicated mind-I could trace God's hand and felt that He was with me. Didn't He promise that He would never abandon us? The same power that carried me through is available to others who look for it. How I wanted to see that last child of mine get married! Pull up a chair and let me tell you how it all happened.... Endorsements: I thoroughly enjoyed reading my friend's new e-book so much that I read it all in one sitting. Dottie Gravely overcame the trauma of a massive stroke with brain hemorrhage about a year ago through God's grace and the strength of many believer's fervent prayers, and has amazed us all by writing the story! I highly recommend it to my friends. Elizabeth Jan Aschliman. Detour! is a wonderful story of family and faith - a story of the faithfulness and grace of God, and one person's desire to see other's experience that same grace. Dottie's life is filled with encouragement, faith, love for family and friends, and total devotion to Christ, and those attributes are evident in this book. Detour! is sure to encourage and build your faith, and it testifies to God's unwavering faithfulness to us. Joe Francisco, Assoc. Pastor, The Capital Church, Garner, NC --------- Most people's lives are upended at some time or another by unexpected "detours," and in most cases they are unexpected and unwelcomed as in Dottie Gravely's case. In her book DETOUR the reader will meet a woman whose family, friends, faith, and commitment to her lord and Savior Jesus Christ have equipped her "for such a time as this," though she didn't realize it when it happened. Every step of her journey since that fateful "detour" is a positive model for people everywhere whose lives are in crisis for whatever reason. In concluding her story, Dottie leaves the reader with words that are sure to inspire. "I daily seek His plan for the rest of my life on earth to finish building a Lasting Legacy." Gloria Tarver, author of Christian romance, He Planted a Garden ------------------ Detour! can best be summed up in the life and family of Dottie Gravely in the hymn by George Matheson quoted in the book "O Love That Will Not Let Me Go." It is a great perspective on how an unanticipated health problem occurred and how Dottie and Allan, along with children, grandchildren, church and those God brought back into her life, dealt with it. An outstanding example was a nurse He brought into her life...at the right time!!! Dottie also shares great stories of a lot of people, including a family who wanted to sleep on the floor next to their mom and wife!!! Working together with the Gravelys in two evangelism outreach programs has been a great opportunity to be able to spend time with them, to see their heart for others and the church, and to win some to Christ! I also feel, that EE (Evangelism Explosion) is the best way not only to reach others but also to teach men, women, boys, and girls how to disciple by teaching them to share their faith. After all, this is the command of the Commander and Chief, and He never rescinded the order. He told us to get busy, and He will draw all men unto Himself. We just have to GO, and we are amazed and excited to find Him there working already!!! He is definitely the One who leads us forward in this life to tell others about the greatest person Who ever lived and offers the greatest gift ever given...and it is Free! This is the great excitement in Acts that caused the Apostles and others to go around the world and risk their lives for Him!!!! Richard Habegger, President, HR Strategies & Solutions located
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