1st Edition

Destination Resilience Challenges and Opportunities for Destination Management and Governance

    224 Pages 31 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    222 Pages 31 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book calls for rethinking the meaning of sustainable development in tourism and explores how sustainability and resilience could be integrated. It argues that these concepts should be seen as interwoven processes, rather than alternative approaches. Resilience should be understood as a fundamental part of sustainable tourism thinking for destination systems. This can be achieved by calling for better governance in implementation and management. With insights from leading experts, chapters focus on resilient destinations from this governance perspective, in which tourism resilience is contextualized as an integral part of pathway creation in the process of moving towards sustainable tourism. The chapters represent a range of theoretical and empirical approaches with a wide international scope to demonstrate how governance is the key issue in sustainable tourism development.

    This book will appeal to a wide range of research disciplines and students whose modules focus on the relationship between tourism with respect to sustainability planning, governance, environment, and hazards and disasters.

    Part I Definition and Conceptual Framework

    Chapter 1

    Harald Pechlaner & Elisa Innerhofer

    Linking Destinations and Resilience – Challenges and Perspectives

    Chapter 2

    Martin Fontanari & Dirk Kredinger

    Risk- and Resilience-Awareness. An Empirical Analysis of the Basic Supply in Regions and on the Demand Side

    Chapter 3

    Anna Scuttari & Philipp Corradini

    Multidisciplinary Approaches to Resilience in Tourism Destination Studies: A Conceptual Framework

    Part II Destination Management and Governance Towards Resilience

    Chapter 4

    Daniel Zacher

    From Resilience Thinking to Resilience Practice – Perspectives on Destination Development

    Chapter 5

    Stefan Hartman

    Resilient Tourism Destinations? Governance Implications of Bringing Theories of Resilience and Adaptive Capacity to Tourism Practice

    Chapter 6

    Siarhei Danskikh & Anastasia Traskevich

    Cooperative Approaches between Health- and Agro-Tourism Stakeholders in Increasing Rural Destination Resilience in Belarus

    Chapter 7

    Lauren Ugur

    Integrated Destination Governance: An Evolutionary Approach to Open Innovation and Stakeholder Engagement for Resilient Tourism Destinations

    Chapter 8

    Andreas Koler, Stefan Ortner & Mike Peters

    Qualities and Fields of Action of Destination Resilience: An Indicator Analysis Process

    Chapter 9

    Germann Jossé & Knut Scherhag

    Business Continuity Management in the Destination – Proactive Recognition, Assessment and Managing of Disruptions

    Part III Business Aspects and Strategies to Increase Resilience

    Chapter 10

    Georg Hechenberger

    Regional Resilience – The Special Case Of „Money"

    Chapter 11

    Michael Volgger, Christoph Pforr & Dirk Reiser

    Destination Resilience and the Sharing Economy: An Exploration of the Case of Airbnb

    Chapter 12

    Mareike Bentfeld, Stephan Huppertz, Bijan Khazai & Trevor Girard

    Hotel Resilient – Plan Ahead, Stay Ahead. Promoting the Business Case for Disaster & Climate Resilience in the Tourism Sector

    Chapter 13

    Bernd Schabbing

    How to Make Destinations Resilient – From Theory to Practical Application

    Chapter 14

    Georgi Gribov & Veronika Rakitskaja

    Agro-Tourism in Belarus: Resilience in Development as a Success Factor

    Chapter 15

    Martin Fontanari & Timm Ewald

    The Market of the Tour Operators in Germany within a Disruptive Environment: Implications for the Management and the Resilient Orientation of Destinations


    Elisa Innerhofer, Eurac Research, Center for Advanced Studies, Bozen.

    Martin Fontanari, International School of Management (ISM), Cologne.

    Harald Pechlaner, Eurac Research, Center for Advanced Studies, Bozen; Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Chair of Tourism, Eichstätt.