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Innovations and Sustainability: Use of Alternative Energies

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This chapter examines policies and practices associated with the introduction of alternative energies in areas undergoing tourism development. It presents the first results of ongoing research related to the installation of solar and wind power generators in the historical town and popular tourist destination of Sozopol, Bulgaria and Ramea Island, Newfoundland, Canada. In both locations, the introduction of alternative energies has had positive economic and environmental impact. They have a positive role as image makers for these destinations as green tourist resorts. However, while in Sozopol solar energy installations are welcomed by tourists and locals, wind turbines provoke mixed feelings in the locals of Ramea.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: January 1, 2011

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  • Sustainability of Tourism: Cultural and Environmental Perspectives
    This book examines policies and practices associated with the introduction of various methods in order to maintain sustainable tourism development. The list of policies and practices is based on a selection of the most recent topics, providing many real-world examples and cases in relation to culture and nature-based environmental issues, representing both individual businesses and tourist destinations with an international focus. Structured with 15 chapters altogether, the principles and guidelines discussed apply equally to different product levels in tourism such as museums, cities, regions, and countries. This volume is intended as a supplementary textbook for further reading.
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