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Environmental Management and Sustainable Development

Examples of Unsustainable Tourism in Middle East

Arash Riasi, Shirin Pourmiri
Institute for Financial Services Analytics, University of Delaware Apt. West 23, 97 Amstel Ave., Newark, DE, USA, 19711 Tel: 302-898-6249 Email:
Abstract :

Tourism industry is growing at phenomenal rates and in most cases this growth is associated with irreversible damages to the environment and tourist attractions. It is crucial for the tourism industry to grow sustainably in order to reduce these adverse effects. This paper tries to introduce different examples of unsustainable expansion of tourism industry and the effects of these activities on environment and tourist attractions. The paper discusses disparate examples ranging from natural tourist attractions to historical tourist attractions.

Keywords :
Sustainable Tourism, Sustainable Development, Tourism Industry, Unsustainable Expansion of Tourism, Environmental Impacts of Tourism

Date Deposited : 29 Jan 2016 13:29

Last Modified : 29 Jan 2016 13:29

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Volume 5, Number 1, - 2016 , ISSN 2164-7682

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