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Slow Travel And Tourism

Author : Janet E. Dickinson
ISBN : 9781849776493
Genre : Business & Economics
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It is widely recognized that travel and tourism can have a high environmental impact and make a major contribution to climate change. It is therefore vital that ways to reduce these impacts are developed and implemented. 'Slow travel' provides such a concept, drawing on ideas from the 'slow food' movement with a concern for locality, ecology and quality of life. The aim of this book is to define slow travel and to discuss how some underlining values are likely to pervade new forms of sustainable development. It also aims to provide insights into the travel experience; these are explored in several chapters which bring new knowledge about sustainable transport tourism from across the world. In order to do this the book explores the concept of slow travel and sets out its core ingredients, comparing it with related frameworks such as low-carbon tourism and sustainable tourism development. The authors explain slow travel as holiday travel where air and car transport is rejected in favour of more environmentally benign forms of overland transport, which generally take much longer and become incorporated as part of the holiday experience. The book critically examines the key trends in tourism transport and recent climate change debates, setting out the main issues facing tourism planners. It reviews the potential for new consumption patterns, as well as current business models that facilitate hyper-mobility. This provides a cutting edge critique of the 'upstream' drivers to unsustainable tourism. Finally, the authors illustrate their approach through a series of case studies from around the world, featuring travel by train, bus, cycling and walking. Examples are drawn from Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. Cases include the Eurostar train (as an alternative to air travel), walking in the Appalachian Trail (US), the Euro-Velo network of long-distance cycling routes, canoe tours on the Gudena River in Denmark, sea kayaking in British Columbia (Canada) and the Oz Bus Europe to Australia.
Category: Business & Economics

The Idle Traveller

Author : Dan Kieran
ISBN : 0749573422
Genre : Travel
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As we jet off on holiday, passing from airport lounge to hotel in our desperation to escape our everyday lives and find some better weather, we'd do well to ask ourselves what on earth we're doing. Do we really travel any more, or do we just arrive? This book calls on us all to reassess why we travel and what travel has become.
Category: Travel

Slow Travel

Author : Mari Rhydwen
ISBN : 1741140684
Genre : Voyages and travels
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Travelling slowly is not so much a way to get somewhere, it's a way of being. ;
Category: Voyages and travels

Slow Travel

Author : Martha Barron Barrett
ISBN : 1939739217
Genre : Travelers' writings
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Youth is not a prerequisite for adventure. At ages 65 and 75, Martha and Sandy pull up deep New England roots, sell their house, acquire a couple of new knees, toss their doubts and fears out the window, and make a plan. They will spend part of each year in their beloved Maine and part in an exotic place. Starting with New Zealand. Why not South Africa? Why not South America? Why not Antarctica? Slow Travel shows how this intrepid couple finds the wherewithal-financially, physically, spiritually-to live with a capital L and I and V and E at a time in their lives when, let's face it, a lot of people choose to stick close to home. Or if they travel, travel to the usual places. Nothing about Sandy and Martha's series of adventures is usual. They break every stereotype. In the beginning, the question plagued them: Can we afford to go? In the end, it's clear they couldn't afford not to. "Slow Travel" is a fascinating read, and an inspiring one.
Category: Travelers' writings

Norfolk Slow Travel

Author : Laurence Mitchell
ISBN : 9781784770730
Genre : Travel
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This new, thoroughly updated second edition of Bradt's Norfolk, part of the distinctive 'Slow travel' series of guides to UK regions, remains the only full-blown standalone guide available to this county of contrasts, from the fine medieval city of Norwich to the watery wilderness of the Broads and the sweeping beaches of the superlative north Norfolk coast. As well as featuring all the main sights, Bradt's Norfolk covers places and aspects of the region not detailed by other guidebooks and has a special emphasis on car-free travel, walking, local food and pubs. It also includes personal anecdotes and the views of local people as well as tapping into the Norfolk-based author's considerable knowledge of the region. Making a virtue of being selective, the guide points visitors to the cream of the area, but includes the whole of Norfolk from Great Yarmouth and the Broads in the east to the Fens of the far west, from the iconic north Norfolk coast to the Breckland region to the south. Places to eat and drink are selected by the author based upon long-standing knowledge of the area, in particular delving into aspects of local distinctiveness and character. Flora and fauna are also covered, detailing the many wildlife sites within the county that are home to rare species, including the iconic Swallowtail butterfly, and information is provided on many of the best birdwatching spots. Hiking and biking, literary and artistic connections, canoeing and water-based activities, local food and drink, and all the practical information you could need are included, helping to make this the must-have guide for all visitors to this beguiling county. Written in an entertaining style combining personal narrative with authoritative information, Bradt's Norfolk has all the most up-to-date information you could need for a successful visit.
Category: Travel

Suffolk Slow Travel

Author : Laurence Mitchell
ISBN : 9781784770747
Genre : Travel
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This new second edition of Suffolk, part of Bradt's distinctive Slow series of regional UK guides, remains the only full-blown standalone guide to this gentle but beguiling county. Written by expert local author Laurence Mitchell, this is the guide of choice for anyone wanting to get under the skin of the region and discover what makes it tick. This new edition offers a very personal view of the county, providing up-to-date information on the best places to visit, stay and eat, covering not just popular sights but focusing also on those places beyond the usual tourist trail. Suffolk's popularity as a destination is not waning, and events such as the Latitude festival in July or the Aldeburgh Music Festival at Britten's Snape Maltings, not to mention the use of the RSPB's Minsmere Reserve as a base for BBC's Springwatch, are all helping to keep the county's profile raised. Southwold, Aldeburgh, Orford, Walberswick and Dunwich are all covered, as is the great variety of landscapes, from undulating farmland and sandy heaths to extensive forests such as Rendlesham and Thetford in the Brecks, important nature reserves and the soft, dreamy coastal landscapes of river estuaries, remote marshes, reed-beds, beaches, shingle banks, sand spits and dunes. Also included are Constable Country and the Stour valley, Bury St Edmunds, Framlingham, Bungay, Beccles and Halesworth, plus information on Suffolk's wealth of medieval churches and its Anglo-Saxon heritage, notably the royal ceremonial burial site at Sutton Hoo and the reconstructed Anglo-Saxon village at West Stow. Bradt's Suffolk makes a virtue of being selective and pointing the reader to the cream of the area. It is organised into locales to encourage 'stay put' tourism, with the opportunity to explore each locale thoroughly. There are also plenty of options for car-free travel: walking, cycling, river boats and local buses and trains. Written in an entertaining style, and offering a personal narrative, authoritative information and interesting anecdotes, Bradt's Suffolk is the ideal companion with which to discover this charming corner of England.
Category: Travel

Yorkshire Dales Slow Travel

Author : Mike Bagshaw
ISBN : 9781841625492
Genre : Travel
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The Yorkshire Dales is one of the best loved and most visited National Parks in Britain. This guide celebrates the beautiful limestone landscapes it contains, both above and below ground. It encourages visitors to stray away from the honey-pot venues, sampling wildlife in the hidden corners and meeting the true Dales-folk in sleepy villages off the beaten track.
Category: Travel

Dorset Slow Travel

Author : Alexandra Richards
ISBN : 9781841628677
Genre : Travel
File Size : 39.31 MB
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Dorset is quintessential rural England: rolling hills, thatched houses, narrow, winding lanes and stunning stately homes and gardens. The author takes you on a personal journey through the county introducing some of Dorset's best kept secrets and hidden delights
Category: Travel