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Design for Tourism

An ICSID Inter Design Report

  • 1st Edition - January 1, 1977
  • Editors: Michael M. Gorman, Frank Height, Mary V. Mullin
  • Language: English
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 1 - 4 8 3 1 - 5 8 7 2 - 3

Design for Tourism: An ICSID Interdesign Report contains the proposals and recommendations of professional designers in the areas of holiday accommodation, transport, general e… Read more

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Design for Tourism: An ICSID Interdesign Report contains the proposals and recommendations of professional designers in the areas of holiday accommodation, transport, general equipment, and color and materials to develop tourist areas.

The book describes ""pioneer new concepts in design"" in tourism and its implications for the social and physical environment in Ireland and other countries interested in tourism. For holiday accommodation designs, the book describes an almost generic type of hotel buildings and the two design proposals that focus 1) on new buildings or conversion of existing ones and 2) on the equipment and furnishings. In the area of transport design, the book addresses the traffic problems, forest development, rural built-up areas, the open country, and inside towns and villages. The book also discusses the general equipment that go along with tourism. This includes facilities for garbage collection and disposal, rest rooms, refreshment stands, and directional signs. The town of Ennis is used as a case study where the recommendations under the classification of general equipment can be used. For color and materials, the book examines the nature of the Irish landscape and presents the findings into diagrams and graphic terms. The text then describes the visual quality of the landscape, particularly those areas that are not readily recognized or identified as pleasing.

The book is useful for city planners, tourist officials, tour operators, students of environmental planning and design, and administrators of local or rural places who wish to develop their tourism potential.