Sustainable tourism for small towns in the Maritimes

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dc.contributor.advisor MacKinnon, Kenneth, 1933-
dc.contributor.advisor Morrison, James H.
dc.creator Mowatt-Densmore, Shaunna 2011-05-09T12:32:25Z 2011-05-09T12:32:25Z 2001
dc.identifier.other G155 C2 M69 2001
dc.description v, 157 leaves : maps ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 150-157).
dc.description.abstract The hypothesis of this dissertation is that tourism initiatives are more sustainable if planning is done from the community level in consultation with tourism professionals. This is proven through an examination of four case study locations: Sackville, New Brunswick; Parrsboro, Nova Scotia; Pictou, Nova Scotia; and Magic Valley in Alma, Nova Scotia. The history of tourism in Nova Scotia is reviewed, revealing how the industry evolved. This is followed by a discussion of the concept of sustainable tourism. In each case study location, the progression of tourism development is analyzed and the social, environmental and economic impacts are defined. Conclusions from this analysis demonstrate that the sustainability of small town tourism is dependent on community support, organization, and leadership. These findings will contribute to the development of sustainable tourism in small towns in the Maritimes.
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dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc G155.C2
dc.subject.lcsh Tourism -- Maritime Provinces -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh Ecotourism -- Maritime Provinces -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh Sustainable development -- Maritime Provinces -- Case studies
dc.title Sustainable tourism for small towns in the Maritimes
dc.type Text Master of Arts in Atlantic Canada Studies Masters Atlantic Canada Studies Program Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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