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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

Chapter 1 Linking Destinations and Resilience – Challenges and Perspectives; Chapter 2 Risk- and Resilience-Awareness. An Empirical Analysis of the Basic Supply in Regions and on the Demand Side; Chapter 3 Multidisciplinary Approaches to Resilience in Tourism Destination Studies: A Conceptual Framework; Chapter 4 From Resilience Thinking to Resilience Practice – Perspectives on Destination Development; Chapter 5 Resilient Tourism Destinations? Governance Implications of Bringing Theories of Resilience and Adaptive Capacity to Tourism Practice; Chapter 6 Cooperative Approaches between Health- and Agro-Tourism Stakeholders in Increasing Rural Destination Resilience in Belarus ; Chapter 7 Integrated Destination Governance: An Evolutionary Approach to Open Innovation and Stakeholder Engagement for Resilient Tourism Destinations; Chapter 8 Qualities and Fields of Action of Destination Resilience: An Indicator Analysis Process; Chapter 9 Business Continuity Management in the Destination – Proactive Recognition, Assessment and Managing of Disruptions; Chapter 10 Regional Resilience – The Special Case Of "Money"; Chapter 11 Destination Resilience and the Sharing Economy: An Exploration of the Case of Airbnb; ; Chapter 12 Hotel Resilient – Plan Ahead, Stay Ahead. Promoting the Business Case for Disaster & Climate Resilience in the Tourism Sector; Chapter 13 How to Make Destinations Resilient – From Theory to Practical Application; Chapter 14 Agro-Tourism in Belarus: Resilience in Development as a Success Factor; Chapter 15 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.