ABSTRACT

In contemporary times people, especially those living in metropolises with populations of a few million, need to be in constant contact with nature. However, it is very difficult in big cities. Many inhabitants of metropolises are no longer satisfied with one long holiday a year and some people cannot afford it. Submetropolitan areas have enormous natural resources, which are perfect for people’s systematic contact with nature. Regardless of their financial status, metropolitan dwellers are willing to use nearby natural resources for tourism purposes. This monograph, titled Metropolitan Commuter Belt Tourism, discusses the problem of people’s systematic contact with nature as part of tourism.