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Handbook for Sustainable Tourism Practitioners

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Handbook for Sustainable Tourism Practitioners

The Essential Toolbox

9781839100888 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Anna Spenceley, independent consultant, Chair of the IUCN WCPA Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group, Director of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, Independent Advisory Panel member of Travelyst, Honorary Fellow, University of Brighton, UK and Senior Research Fellow, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Publication Date: April 2021 ISBN: 978 1 83910 088 8 Extent: c 512 pp
Offering how-to tools and step-by-step guidance, this practical Handbook combines academic insight with extensive professional experience to outline best practice in undertaking environmental, socio-cultural and economic assessments that establish the feasibility of new tourism ventures and ascertains their impact over time.

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This insightful Handbook brings together the practical guidance of over 50 international practitioners in sustainable tourism. Applying strong research design principles it provides a workable and rational toolkit for investigating practical challenges while accounting for modest timeframes and resources.

Expert contributors illustrate how to undertake environmental, socio-cultural and economic assessments that establish the feasibility of new tourism ventures and ascertain their impact over time. Chapters cover fundamentals including how to conduct feasibility studies and business plans, and address key topics such as visitor management and overcrowding. Offering how-to tools and step-by-step guidance, this Handbook combines academic insight with extensive professional experience to outline the best practices for an array of tasks to inform sustainable tourism planning, development and operation.

Incorporating concrete solutions employed in numerous contexts, this Handbook is crucial reading for practitioners of sustainable tourism and agencies commissioning sustainable tourism assignments who are in need of innovative methods and up-to-date guidance in the field. It will also benefit tourism scholars, particularly those investigating practical methodologies for creating sustainable tourism experiences.
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‘This book is a timely and important resource which includes relevant, practical guidance to support the sustainable development and growth of the tourism industry. Numerous case studies provide essential tools and techniques for promoting best practices, with insightful tips and advice from experienced practitioners.’
– Susan Snyman, ALU School of Wildlife Conservation, Rwanda

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