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Destination Resilience
Challenges and Opportunities for Destination Management and Governance

ISBN 9781138572683
Published January 24, 2018 by Routledge
222 Pages 31 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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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.