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A Research Agenda for Sustainable Tourism

Edited by Stephen F. McCool, Professor Emeritus, Department of Society and Conservation and Keith Bosak, Professor of Nature-based Tourism and Recreation, Department of Society and Conservation, University of Montana, US
Exploring tourism in an increasingly valuable landscape, this forward-looking book examines the importance of the sustainability of global travel. Leading authors in the field outline the major trajectories for research helpful in developing a sustainable and environmentally-minded industry.
Extent: c 328 pp
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Publication Date: September 2019
ISBN: 978 1 78811 709 8
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  • Management and Sustainability
  • Development Studies
  • Development Studies
  • Tourism
  • Environment
  • Environmental Geography
  • Management Natural Resources
  • Tourism
  • Geography
  • Environmental Geography
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Elgar Research Agendas outline the future of research in a given area. Leading scholars are given the space to explore their subject in provocative ways, and map out the potential directions of travel. They are relevant but also visionary.

Exploring tourism in an increasingly valuable landscape, this forward-looking book examines the importance of the sustainability of global travel. Leading authors in the field outline the major trajectories for research helpful in developing a sustainable and environmentally-minded industry.

Contributors review the research that has developed in recent decades, focusing on the major research issues facing the field, including health and tourism and the importance of public lands. Offering a unique insight into research priorities, with a particular focus on systems thinking, this book provides a definitive overview of key areas of study for the future of sustainable tourism.

Concise and cutting-edge, this Research Agenda provides crucial insight for academics, highlighting the most critical questions facing the research area of sustainable tourism today. Policy makers and those involved in the tourism industry will also benefit from the practical advice offered.

Contributors include: C. Addinsall, K. Bosak, K. Bricker, L. Cerveny, D. Dalenberg, M. Derrien, S. Espiner, J. Higham, Y.-F. Leung, T.C. Magro-Lindenkamp, S. McCool, A. Miller, Z. Miller, P. Newman, C. Orchiston, C. Pence, W. Rice, A. Rylance, J. Saarinen, J. Schliephack, D. Scott, A. Spenceley, D. Taff, J. Thomsen, B. Weiler, I. Wheeler, K. Wolf

Contents:

Preface

1. Information Needs for Building a Foundation for Enhancing Sustainable Tourism as a Development Goal: An Introduction
Stephen F. McCool

2. The Tourism System
Keith Bosak

3. Superseding Sustainability: Conceptualising Sustainability and Resilience in Response to the New Challenges of Tourism Development
Stephen Espiner, et al

4. Understanding How Context Affects Resilience and its Consequences for Sustainable Tourism
Julie Schliephack, et al

5. Concepts for Understanding the Visitor Experience in Sustainable Tourism
Zachary D. Miller, et al

6. Connecting People with Experiences
Gianna Moscardo

7. The Climate Change Transformation of Global Tourism
Daniel Scott

8. The Contribution of Tourism to Achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Anna Spenceley and Andrew Rylance

9. Business Models and Sustainable Tourism
Kelly S. Bricker

10. The Human Health Dimensions of Sustainable Tourism
Monika Derrien, et al.

11. Public Lands, Protected Areas and Tourism: Management Challenges and Information Needs
Lee Cerveny and Anna Miller

12. Monitoring River Visitor Use in a Complex Social-Ecological System
Jennifer Thomsen, et al

13. Communities and Sustainable Tourism Development: Community Impacts and Local Benefit Creation Tourism
Jarkko Saarinen

14. Managing Environmental Impacts of Tourism
Teresa Cristina Magro-Lindenkamp and Yu-Fai Leung

15. A Research Agenda for Sustainable Tourism: Some Ideas Worth Pursuing
Keith Bosak and Stephen F. McCool

Index