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Student Review Questions

Chapter 3

  1. Devise a method to increase the capacity of the trails in an area of heathland where excessive numbers of hikers, horse riders and other recreational users have caused severe erosion.
  2. Give examples of island destinations where the wildlife resource is vulnerable to even small numbers of visitors, and suggest ways of managing the problem. 
  3. Devise a method to assess the social carrying capacity of a small fishing community in the early stages of tourism development.
  4. There is an increasing trend to involve all stakeholders at a destination in the tourism planning process. How can this be done in a balanced way to ensure that it is not just the loudest and most influential voices that are heard?
  5. Sometimes, tourist attractions reach saturation point in terms of capacity and are at risk of deteriorating. How might such attractions introduce ‘demarketing’ to reduce visitation?