Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Tourism Geographical Environment

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_2531

The tourism geographical environment refers to the geographical environment of the earth’s surface on which living things, especially human beings, depend for survival and development. According to the meaning and classification of the geographical environment, the tourism geographical environment can be divided into the tourism natural environment, tourism economic environment and tourism social and cultural environment. These environmental concepts are often referred to as tourism environments in the tourism industry. To a large extent, tourism development depends on the geographical environment of tourism. In turn, the development of tourism can adversely affect the tourism environment. Therefore, the protection of tourism environments has become an important issue for the sustainable development of tourism.

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