Historical Perspective Resorts have been identified by the textbook as a Roman legacy. Examine this link in more detail and discuss other ways the ancient Roman Empire may have influenced current travel and tourism. Environmental Scanning Why is environmental scanning particularly well suited to tourism management in general and resorts in particular? Remember: Environmental scanning does not mean the natural environment. Review the “Environmental Scanning” section of Chapter 2 of your textbook and Figure 2.1 for details.