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The Impacts of Transport for Tourism

Slow travel, like other forms of tourism, has an impact on transitory routes and destinations. The extent to which positive impacts can be nurtured and negative impacts minimized is the major issue for tourism planners seeking to achieve sustainable development. As with other forms of tourism, evaluation of such impacts, and especially the transport element, is crucial in a wider context of the destination planning process and in terms of ecological footprint analysis (for a fuller explanation, see Peeters and Schouten, 2006; Wackernagel and Rees, 1996).