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Ethical and Responsible Tourism

Managing Sustainability in Local Tourism Destinations, 1st Edition

Edited by Tony O’Rourke, Marko Koščak


408 pages | 73 B/W Illus.

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Ethical and Responsible Tourism explains the methods and practices used to manage the environmental impact of tourism on local communities and destinations.

The three core themes of the book - destination management, environmental and social aspects of ethical sustainable development and business impacts - are discussed across both topic and case study chapters, alongside explanatory editorial analysis with all chapters clearly signposted and interlinked. The case studies address specific and practical examples from a global range of examples including sites in Australia, Central America, Europe Union countries, Japan, North and South America.

Used as a core textbook, the linking of theory, in the topic chapters, and practice, gained through case studies, alongside further reading and editorial commentary, Ethical and Responsible Tourism provides a detailed and comprehensive learning experience. Specific case studies can be used as standalone examples as part of a case teaching approach, and the editorial and discussion elements are designed to be suitable for those simply seeking a concise overview, such as tourism professionals or potential investors in sustainable tourism projects.

This book will be essential reading for students, researchers and practitioners of tourism, environment and sustainability studies.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction & background

Marko Koščak & Tony O’Rourke

Section 1: Topics

Part A - Destination Management aspects of ethical sustainable development

2. Cultural and heritage tourism - a potential for local sustainable tourism development?

Marko Koščak & Tony O’Rourke

3. Active & Adventure Tourism in the planning of local destination management

Marko Koščak & Tony O’Rourke

4. The challenges of integrating sustainable wine-growing into wine tourism-examples from Slovenia & abroad

Marko Koščak

5. The role of planned events on the promotion of the destination Maribor-Pohorje

Maja Rosi, Nika Mernik, Tony O’Rourke, Marko Koščak

Part B: Environmental & Social aspects of ethical sustainable development

6. Slow adventure in remote and rural areas – Creating and narrating the tourism product

Jelena Farkić, Steve Taylor & Sara Mair Bellshaw

7. Strategies for sustainable tourism in Porto: the host community perspective

Carla Pinto Cardosa

8. Terraced landscapes preservation and tourism sustainability in Cinque Terre, Liguria

Simonetta Acacia, Marta Casanova, Jelena Macchioni, Federica Pompejano, Camilla Repetti, Francesca Segantin

9. Inter-generational concepts of sustainability and the role of children in local tourism destinations

Mladen Knežević, Tony O’Rourke, Tina Šegota, Marko Koščak

Part C: The business impacts of ethical sustainable development

10. Micro-financing a sustainable, ethical, local project

Andrew Donaldson

11. SMART sustainable finance

Tony O’Rourke

12. Japanese Tourism in the late 20th/early21st century: an aim for economic recovery

Lesley Crowe-Delaney

13. An assessment of the topics

Marko Koščak & Tony O’Rourke

Section 2: The Case Studies

Part A: Destination Management aspects of ethical sustainable development

14. The Ethics of Sufficiency: The Edelsbach Tulip Festival as a best practice example of sustainable event culture

Daniel Binder, Harald Friedl, James Miller

15. Bicycle networks as a new ground project: the Montesilvano case study

Antonio Alberto Clemente

16. The Importance of Stakeholder Involvement in the Strategic Development of Destination Management

Maja Žibert, Boris Prevolšek, Marko Koščak

17. Evolution of a Gentle Mobility in an Alpine Rural Municipality: The case of Werfenweng

Milan Ilić

18. Experience Design in Interpreting Cultural Heritage: a Case Study On the Land Of Hayracks, Slovenia

Maja Turnšek & Bogdan Turnšek

Part B: Environmental & Social aspects of ethical sustainable development

19. Climate change, Tourism & Rural Sustainability in the Margaret River Wine Region of W Australia

Roy Jones, Garry Burke & Laura Stocker

20. The Sustainable Garden: A living exhibition blending tourism and sustainability

David Valcárcel Ortiz

21. Inclusivity in cultural heritage sites as a means of sustainable tourism - the Istanbul Topkapi Palace Museum

Emir Çekmecelioğlu & Aslı Sungur

22. The tourism megaprojects and their impact on the territory - case of Bahía de Banderas

Sandra Luz Zepeda Hernández & Fabíola Cristina Costa de Carvalho

23. Alto Tâmega: present heritage and future prospects

Sérgio Lira

24. Glamping accommodation providers in local tourism destinations

Maja Klančnik, Barbara Pavlakovič & Marko Koščak

Part C: The business impacts of ethical sustainable development

25. Queensland-Gold Coast tourism, the Japanese era 1980-1997 and single market strategies - a case study

Lesley Crowe-Delaney

26. Managing a sustainable tourism destination

Aleksa Panić, Barbara Pavlakovič, Marko Koščak

27. Promoting the "Legacy Businesses" of San Francisco

Brian Turner

28. Building success on the edge of Europe - the Inishbofin case study

Tony O’Rourke

29. An assessment of the case studies

Marko Koščak & Tony O’Rourke

Section 3: Final thoughts

30. The theoretical reflections

30.1 Introduction & Explanation of the role of the theoretical reflections

Marko Koščak & Tony O’Rourke

30.2 Volume of capital and collective action in tourism fields - a comparative perspective in Latin America

30.3 The ODIT method revisited: Some lessons from Brazilian experience and directions to the future

31. Conclusions

Marko Koščak & Tony O’Rourke

Appendix 1 - A matrix based guide to the use of the book.

About the Editors

Marko Košcak is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Tourism at the University of Maribor, Slovenia.

Tony O'Rourke is Director of the Finance and Investment Seminar Programme at the University of Stirling, UK.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Hospitality, Travel & Tourism
NATURE / Ecology