This was the concluding chapter of our edited book, where the editors aim to summarise the salient points and arguments made by all the contributors. This concluding chapter is centred on a number of aspects: first, the need to look at the issue of peripherlity from a multi capital perspective (natural, social, infrastructural), second, if tourism is the most appropriate industry and vehicle against which peripheral areas can and should develop around, third, the need to balance tourism development against ensuring the uniqueness and naturalness chacteristics of what makes peripheral regions special is not lost, and finally the importance of securing community support behind promoting development of peripheral areas around tourism and its ancillary industries.
|Title of host publication||Nature-based Tourism in Peripheral Areas: Development or Disaster|
|Editors||Michael Hall, Stephen Boyd|
|Place of Publication||Clevedon|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
Boyd, S., & Hall, M. (2005). Nature-based tourism in Peripheral Areas: Making Peripheral Destinations Competitive. In M. Hall, & S. Boyd (Eds.), Nature-based Tourism in Peripheral Areas: Development or Disaster (pp. 273-280). Clevedon.