Sustainable Tourism Management

Author: John Swarbrooke

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9780851993140

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 371

View: 874

Sustainable tourism is attracting enormous attention today throughout the world. This book provides an up-to-date, comprehensive coverage of the practice and management of the subject. It offers a range of definitions of sustainable tourism from different sectors of tourism and different parts of the world. Key issues and current debates are also discussed and a range of examples of sustainable tourism management practice are given. The book is designed to be interactive, with group and individual exercises and discussion points to further understanding of the subject
Managing Sustainable Tourism

Author: David L Edgell, Sr

Publisher:

ISBN: 0367331381

Category: Ecotourism

Page: 272

View: 779

Managing Sustainable Tourism tackles the tough issues within the tourism industry, such as impacts on the natural and built environment and concerns for the history, heritage, and culture of local communities to provide answers that produce positive and quality economic growth for the tourism industry. It offers practical policies and plans for fostering harmonious relationships among local communities, the private sector, not-for-profit organizations academic institutions, and governments at all levels, as well as developing management practices and philosophies for the protection of natural, built, and cultural environments while reinforcing positive and orderly economic growth. It also confronts and explains the challenges on the tourism industry with respect to overtourism, climate change and global warming. Since the second edition, there have been many important developments in the field of sustainable tourism, and this third edition presents updated research and information in the following ways: Updated content to reflect issues and trends, including new directions in sustainable tourism development; New and updated international case studies of successes and failures to reflect current challenges and practices; A partial history of sustainable tourism from ancient times to the present; New concepts in sustainable tourism practices such as overtourism and undertourism; Transformative leadership and policies and their impact on sustainable tourism development. This volume provides a wealth of information and guidance on managing sustainable tourism and it will be invaluable to educators, students, developers, entrepreneurs, strategic planners and policymakers.
Southern African Perspectives on Sustainable Tourism Management

Author: Jarkko Saarinen

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030994358

Category: Social Science

Page: 219

View: 921

This edited collection focuses on tourism development, sustainability and local change in southern Africa. The book offers a range of both conceptual and applied perspectives that address various changes in southern African tourism and community development relations. The key drivers of change that include climate change and globalization form the context for the diverse and interesting set of case studies from the region. The main conceptual grounds of the book cover sustainability, sustainable development goals (SDGs), responsibility, vulnerability, adaptation, resilience, governance, local development and inclusive growth. In this book sustainability is seen as one of the most important issues currently facing the tourism sector, affecting all types and scales of tourism operations and environments in the region. Tourism is an increasingly important economy in the southern African region and the industry is creating changes for communities and environment while also facing major challenges caused by global trends and changes. The book offers a case study driven approach to sustainability needs of tourism development in local community contexts. The case study chapters are linked through the book’s focus on sustainable tourism and local community development. Through emphasizing the need to understand both global change and local contexts in sustainable tourism development, this book is a valuable resource for all those working in the field.
The Business of Sustainable Tourism Development and Management

Author: Susan L. Slocum

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351031059

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

View: 212

The Business of Sustainable Tourism Development and Management provides a comprehensive introduction to sustainable tourism, crucially combining both theoretical and practical approaches to equip students with the tools to successfully manage a sustainable tourism business or destination. Covering a range of crucial topics such as mass tourism, alternative tourism, human capital management, and many more, this book incorporates a global curriculum that widens the sustainable tourism debate to include theoretical perspectives, applied research, best-practice frameworks, business tools, and case studies, facilitating a more comprehensive sustainable tourism educational strategy. Information on how to effectively implement strategies that can be applied to business environments, entrepreneurship, and job skills to enhance career preparation is at the forefront of this textbook. Highly illustrated and with an interactive companion website including bonus learning materials, this is the ideal textbook for students of tourism, hospitality, and events management at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Botswana Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Tourism Development

Author: Byron A. Brown

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527549562

Category: Social Science

Page: 438

View: 542

This book considers cultural heritage and the sustainable development of tourism from an African perspective, with Botswana as the main point of reference. Within the African context, Botswana is renowned for its abundance of cultural heritage and appeal to tourists. The collection reconciles the growing demand to commodify cultural heritages, the quest for cultural heritage preservation and management, and the focus on sustainable tourism development in Botswana. As such, the book is an appraisal of, and meditation on, the business-side of cultural heritage management and the value that cultural heritage resources have at a personal, local and national level. It is an exploration of the nature of Botswana’s cultural heritage, the politics and policies that underpin that heritage, the development of cultural heritage tourism as a sustainable business, the country’s cultural heritage experiences and products, and a confrontation of the hard questions about cultural heritage and the future. As an introductory text, the book gives tourists, tourism students and academics, as well as tourism entrepreneurs, policymakers, and practitioners a basis on which to make decisions.
Sustainable Tourism Development

Author: Anukrati Sharma

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780429674778

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 320

Exploring the importance of destination branding and destination marketing as well as their implications on sustainability in tourism, this book approaches the topic through the lens of destination image, taking into account the large influence of appearance on tourist attraction. With consideration to various stakeholders in sustainable tourism development, this book incorporates ideas for new techniques in destination branding and marketing in order to maximize economic impact. The book also discusses the rising influence of social media on tourists’ interest. Emphasizing sustainability in tourism development, the chapters address a number of important issues, such as post-disaster tourism marketing, culture and heritage tourism, eco-tourism, community-based nature tourism, community involvement in destination development, benchmarking for destination performance evaluation, sustainable food practices in tourism, and more. Each chapter of this book incorporates a quantifiable trend in tourism development, including various paradigms and studies that relay different statistics about certain areas of tourism. The book makes use of case studies for specific destinations and integrates strategies, evidence, and analyses to offer a holistic understanding of the myriad factors involved in sustainable tourism development.
Managing Sustainable Tourism

Author: David L. Edgell Sr

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000701197

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 736

Managing Sustainable Tourism tackles the tough issues within the tourism industry, such as impacts on the natural and built environment and concerns for the history, heritage, and culture of local communities to provide answers that produce positive and quality economic growth for the tourism industry. It offers practical policies and plans for fostering harmonious relationships among local communities, the private sector, not-for-profit organizations academic institutions, and governments at all levels, as well as developing management practices and philosophies for the protection of natural, built, and cultural environments while reinforcing positive and orderly economic growth. It also confronts and explains the challenges on the tourism industry with respect to overtourism, climate change and global warming. Since the second edition, there have been many important developments in the field of sustainable tourism, and this third edition presents updated research and information in the following ways: Updated content to reflect issues and trends, including new directions in sustainable tourism development; New and updated international case studies of successes and failures to reflect current challenges and practices; A partial history of sustainable tourism from ancient times to the present; New concepts in sustainable tourism practices such as overtourism and undertourism; Transformative leadership and policies and their impact on sustainable tourism development. This volume provides a wealth of information and guidance on managing sustainable tourism and it will be invaluable to educators, students, developers, entrepreneurs, strategic planners and policymakers.
Collaboration for Sustainable Tourism Development

Author: Janne Liburd

Publisher: Goodfellow Publishers Ltd

ISBN: 9781911635024

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 552

Explores the role of collaboration in tourism to sustain livelihoods, create profitable partnerships, and protect cultures and the environment. Based on robust research, it critically examines how collaboration enables (or impedes) sustainable tourism development, and suggests a role for collaboration.
Humanistic Management and Sustainable Tourism

Author: Maria Della Lucia

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000348750

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 577

Tourism is a fast-growing and changing industry, which has become a driver of economic development in both developed and underdeveloped countries. While the tourism industry’s potential for shared value creation and sustainable development is acknowledged, the concerns around the environmental and social pressures remain a challenge for businesses, organizations, and destinations. This is because sustainable tourism arguably conflicts with the predominant neoliberal structure of the economy and with the hierarchical, profit- and consumption-driven societies. The emphasis on competition, growth, and profitability may undermine economic viability itself by consuming unreproducible resources and by undermining the six essential elements—dignity, people, prosperity, social justice, planet, and partnership—that are conceptually linked to sustainable development. The crises recurrently challenging the global travel and tourism environment, including climate change, bushfires, extreme weather disasters, pandemics, and the financial crisis, show the weaknesses of neoliberal approaches and the collective economic dependency of countries on tourism that is vulnerable, if not completely unsustainable. This vulnerability asks for understanding that the collective future depends on developing entirely new approaches and interpretation of tourism to effectively respond to the human, societal, social, and climate challenges. This book offers a novel and original perspective entailing the application of a humanistic management approach to sustainable tourism, which is centered on the value of human life, the protection of human dignity and the promotion of well-being. Multiple theoretical approaches, methods, and practical cases, on an international scale, shed light on shared value creation and human dignity as a necessary condition for its achievement in different contexts. Implicitly and explicitly, they respond to the current urgency to implement strategies to recover from the worldwide impact of the pandemic crisis and to provide a vision of what tourism could and should be when it recovers. It will be of interest to researchers, academics, professionals, and postgraduates in the fields of management, sustainability, and tourism development.