Overview

Sustainable Tourism is vital reading for anyone seeking to understand the complexities associated with sustainable tourism development, and how government and industry have responded to the challenges the concept poses.

The major areas addressed in this edited volume are:

* perspectives and issues ...
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Sustainable Tourism

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Overview

Sustainable Tourism is vital reading for anyone seeking to understand the complexities associated with sustainable tourism development, and how government and industry have responded to the challenges the concept poses.

The major areas addressed in this edited volume are:

* perspectives and issues associated with the concept of sustainable tourism development
* accreditation, education and interpretation, including specific examples such as Green Globe 21, the European Blue Flag Campaign and the WWF's PAN Parks Programme
* sustainable tourism case studies of tourist destination regions, natural areas and tourism enterprises drawn from Africa, Australia, the South Pacific, North America, South-east Asia and the Caribbean

An impressive international editorial team has combined to present in this text not only a variety of perspectives on sustainable tourism development, but also significant insights into barriers, challenges and current industry and government responses to it in various parts of the globe. 'Sustainable Tourism' will be a welcome addition to the libraries of tourism industry professionals, individuals involved in the management of natural areas; tourism policy makers; tourism academics; and students with an interest in the future sustainability of tourism and the industry that supports it.

Audience: Students; Tourism service providers; Government tourism authorities.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136360411
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/16/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 311
  • File size: 6 MB

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
List of Contributors
Preface
Pt. 1 Issues and Perspectives
1 Aspects of the sustainable tourism debate from a natural resources perspective 3
2 An optimistic perspective on tourism's sustainability 24
Pt. 2 Accreditation, Education and Interpretation
3 Interpretation as the centrepiece of sustainable wildlife tourism 35
4 Travel ecology and developing naturally: making theory-practice connections 45
5 Green Globe: sustainability accreditation for tourism 58
6 The European Blue Flag Campaign for beaches in Slovenia: a programme for raising environmental awareness 89
7 PAN Parks: WWF's sustainable tourism certification programme in Europe's national parks 103
Pt. 3 Tourist Destination Areas
8 Perspectives on sustainable tourism in the South Pacific 121
9 How sustainable is Mekong tourism? 140
10 Towards sustainability: examples from the UK coast 167
11 Steps towards sustainability monitoring: the case of the Resort Municipality of Whistler 180
12 Farm tourism - its contribution to the economic sustainability of Europe's countryside 195
Pt. 4 Tourism Enterprises and Attractions
13 Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable National Park: meeting the challenges of conservation and community development through sustainable tourism 211
14 Convicts and conservation: Con Dao National Park, Vietnam 221
15 The tale of the Little Penguins and the tourists - making tourism sustainable at Phillip Island Nature Park 238
16 Making paradise last: Maho Bay Resorts 252
17 The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort: moving towards sustainability 269
18 Wildlife conservation, tourism and the private sector: the case of Earth Sanctuaries Limited 284
Selected organizations/programmes 297
Index 305
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