Handbook of Innovation for Sustainable Tourism


Handbook of Innovation for Sustainable Tourism

9781800372733 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Irma Booyens, Lecturer, Department of Work, Employment and Organisation, University of Strathclyde Business School, UK and Senior Research Associate, School of Tourism and Hospitality, University of Johannesburg, South Africa and Patrick Brouder, Faculty of Adventure, Culinary Arts, and Tourism, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, Canada
Publication Date: 2022 ISBN: 978 1 80037 273 3 Extent: 392 pp
Offering conceptual, empirical and policy contributions from leading international scholars in the field, this comprehensive Handbook investigates a broad range of innovations and new approaches to tourism aimed at enhancing sustainability.

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Offering conceptual, empirical and policy contributions from leading international scholars in the field, this comprehensive Handbook investigates a broad range of innovations and new approaches to tourism aimed at enhancing sustainability.

Examining the ongoing competitiveness that exists in 21st century tourism within a global market environment, chapters expand the debate on how innovation can tackle current challenges including providing clean energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. With climate change and environmental degradation intensifying, this Handbook reviews the urgent system changes needed, as well as considering social dimensions in order to provide cohesion between innovation and tourism. Furthermore, it highlights the important role of policy and governance to allow collective action for the public good while paying greater attention to human values.

Researchers and scholars of tourism studies, including tourism management and tourism geography, will find the suggested innovations and debates informative and illustrative. This innovative Handbook will also be an excellent guide for practitioners and policy-makers embedding new and improved ‘ways of doing’ to promote and provide for sustainable tourism.
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‘Innovation is the key to transforming sustainable tourism from an ideal into a reality. This insightful collection of essays outlines how dominant growth and competitiveness paradigms need to, and can, be challenged by imaginative and collaborative innovation. This is cutting-edge research on a vitally important and pressing topic.’
– Allan M. Williams, University of Surrey, UK

‘Innovation that is based on the principles of sustainable tourism is of paramount importance in light of the climate emergency, global biodiversity loss, plastic pollution and the COVID-19 pandemic – and technology (digital and otherwise) can play a critical role in tackling these. The Handbook of Innovation for Sustainable Tourism is a thought-provoking contribution to the literature, with 16 diverse papers from contributors drawn from across the world, that bolsters our understanding of system change and technology, destination innovation, social dimensions and innovative approaches.’
– Anna Spenceley, Spenceley Tourism And Development Ltd (STAND), UK

‘This book makes a timely and vital intervention in dialogues concerning the future of tourism sustainability and broader narratives about “building back better”. Business as usual is no longer valid as many of the contributions to this book implore, for without systematic innovation the path towards sustainable tourism will remain a pipe dream. One of the strengths of this book is its pragmatic stance on pathways and transitions to sustainable tourism, thus making it suitable for practitioners, policy-makers and academic researchers alike.’
– Joseph M. Cheer, Wakayama University, Japan

Contributors: Shima Ahmadi, David Ania Ayiine-Etigo, Tim Baird, Tom Baum, Irma Booyens, Patrick Brouder, Pavel Castka, Keith Debbage, Neil Debbage, Anna Marie Dyhr Ulrich, Dorthe Eide, Julia Kathryn Giddy, Jaume Guia, C. Michael Hall, Anne-Mette Hjalager, Hindertje Hoarau-Heemstra, Olga Høegh-Guldberg, Ezekiel Ondabu Kiage, Damiannah M. Kieti, Llewellyn Leonard, Suchi Smita Mahato, Peter Mutinda Masila, Farhad Moghimehfar, Ann Ndiuini, Jonathan Plimo Ng’oriarita, Piotr Niewiadomski, Rita Wairimu Nthiga, Haywantee Ramkissoon, Kati Reino, Christian M. Rogerson, Jarkko Saarinen, Pratima Sambajee, Monir Shahzeidi, Garrett Stone, Konstantinos Tomazos, Sil van de Velde, Yati Yati

1 Introduction to the Handbook of Innovation for Sustainable Tourism 1
Irma Booyens and Patrick Brouder

2 ‘Leave no one behind’: towards sustainable innovations in
tourism development 21
Jarkko Saarinen
3 Sustainable innovation in the global airline industry 40
Keith Debbage and Neil Debbage
4 Innovative Internet of Things (IoT) for sustainable tourism 61
Anna Marie Dyhr Ulrich, Kati Reino and Anne-Mette Hjalager
5 Towards an evolutionary approach to sustainability transitions
in tourism 82
Piotr Niewiadomski and Patrick Brouder

6 Innovation for sustainable destinations: the role of certification
and partnership 112
Dorthe Eide and Hindertje Hoarau-Heemstra
7 Towards sustainable tourism through lab-driven innovations:
a systematic literature review 140
Olga Høegh-Guldberg, Dorthe Eide and Yati Yati
8 Innovation, wine tourism, and sustainable winegrowing in cool
climate regions: a longitudinal international comparative analysis 167
Tim Baird, C. Michael Hall, Pavel Castka and
Haywantee Ramkissoon

9 Social innovation for sustainable tourism development 193
Irma Booyens
10 Grassroots innovation in justice tourism: posthumanist insights
from the Sahrawi refugee camps of Western Sahara 210
Jaume Guia, Suchi Smita Mahato, Shima Ahmadi and
Sil van de Velde
11 Sustainable adventure tourism employment in practice: the
case of Stormsriver Adventures in South Africa 230
Julia Kathryn Giddy
12 Social media influencers and tourism sustainability: the good,
the irritating, and the desperate 250
Konstantinos Tomazos
13 Applying an historical approach to innovation and tourism: the
‘international hotel’ in apartheid South Africa 274
Christian M. Rogerson

14 Innovating towards a critical reflexive approach to political
ecology for ecological justice and sustainable tourism 293
Llewellyn Leonard
15 Undertaking research among marginalised tourism
communities in Kenya: an important methodological lesson 310
Pratima Sambajee, Ann Ndiuini, Peter Mutinda Masila,
Damiannah Kieti, Tom Baum, Rita Wairimu Nthiga,
Jonathan Plimo Ng’oriarita and Ezekiel Ondabu Kiage
16 Innovation for enhancing heritage tourism at the Cape Coast
Castle, Ghana 330
David Ania Ayiine-Etigo
17 Integrating innovative digital technologies into use assessment
of parks and protected areas in North America 347
Monir Shahzeidi, Farhad Moghimehfar, Garrett Stone and
Jesse Miller

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