Geoparks and Geotourism provides an opportunity for students, professionals, and authorities of geoparks to take advantage of emerging techniques to create new products, facilities, services, technologies, and management practices for geoparks in the future. Consequently, the book is a paradigm for geoparks who want to come under the umbrella of the Global Geoparks Network. The numerous examples provided of geoparks currently attracting travelers may contribute to the creation of innovative strategies for sustainability and geoconservation in rural areas around the world.
Celeste Coelho is a Full Professor of Applied Environmental Sciences at the University of Aveiro, with a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Aberdeen, U.K.
Carlos Costa is based at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, where he is Associate Professor, Leader of the PhD Programme and the Tourism Research Unit. He is also Editor of the Portuguese Tourism & Development Journal. He holds a PhD and MSc on Tourism Management (University of Surrey, UK).
Carlos Neto de Carvalho is the scientific coordinator of Geopark Naturtejo Meseta Meridional – European & Global Geopark under UNESCO, geologist of the Municipality of Idanha-a-Nova and researcher at the Center of Geology of the University of Lisbon