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Handbook of Tourism Impacts

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Handbook of Tourism Impacts

Social and Environmental Perspectives

9781800377677 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Arie Stoffelen, Assistant Professor in Geography, Division of Geography and Tourism, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Leuven, Belgium and Dimitri Ioannides, Chaired Professor of Human Geography, Institution of Economics, Geography, Law and Tourism, Mid-Sweden University, Sweden
Publication Date: May 2022 ISBN: 978 1 80037 767 7 Extent: c 446 pp
This comprehensive Handbook offers a broad assessment of tourism impacts research. With critical perspectives on social and environmental impacts of the sector it addresses the often-clashing value systems in tourism that underpin both scholarly and policy agendas.

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This comprehensive Handbook offers a broad assessment of tourism impacts research. With critical perspectives on social and environmental impacts of the sector it addresses the often-clashing value systems in tourism that underpin both scholarly and policy agendas.
 
Chapters offer reflections on critical issues, including climate change, environmental degradation and COVID-19, analysing their effects on tourism impacts. Top scholars in the field flesh out unique perspectives on tourism, highlighting its impact on communities, workers and Indigenous peoples, as well as the ongoing global and local sustainability issues associated with the prevailing growth-oriented rationale of the industry. Providing a state of the art, integrative approach to the field, the Handbook lays out a social impact assessment approach and draws attention to the relationships between tourism, human rights, development and the environment.
 
Offering innovative insights on the future of the industry, the Handbook of Tourism Impacts is crucial reading for students and scholars of tourism, human geography and planning, as well as other social scientists working on tourism impacts. It also provides useful insights for practitioners and policymakers looking to address and limit the negative impacts of tourism.
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‘In an era of rapid change this Handbook is a timely and valuable addition to current literature. It offers new critical perspectives to our understanding of the complexity of tourism impacts. Climate change, over-tourism, community empowerment, indigenous rights are just some of the important emerging issues addressed.’
– Alison Gill, Simon Fraser University, Canada

‘Global changes in climate, pandemics, information technology and the sharing economy, complicate tourism impacts. Thoughtful contemporary perspectives on many aspects of tourism are provided, and breadth and depth of coverage make this an important record of current thinking on the far-reaching consequences of tourism for. All interested in understanding tourism will benefit from reading this book.’
– Geoffrey Wall, University of Waterloo, Canada
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