European Forest Recreation and Tourism

Looking at all aspects of forest recreation and nature tourism, this book has a particular focus on Europe. It takes a regional approach, considering different aspects of recreation and tourism around many parts of Europe, presenting case studies from all over the region.
Describing the current situation to start with, the book is then divided into three parts, drawing on the best research and practice:
the values and benefits of forest recreation and toruism, its role in the rural economy and mechanisms for its support and development;
the issues of recreation demand and supply and how to measure and monitor them;
planning and design for recreation and site design – from considering recreation at a strategic level and area-based planning through to implementation of projects on the ground.
Useful for a wide audience of forest planners and managers, recreation and tourism specialists and landscape planners and designers, relevant across Europe and beyond, this book is written by the top European specialists in this subject.