1st Edition

Green Growth and Travelism Concept, Policy and Practice for Sustainable Tourism

Edited By Terry DeLacy, Min Jiang, Geoffrey Lipman, Shaun Vorster Copyright 2014
    304 Pages 23 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    304 Pages 23 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The green growth paradigm emerged from evolving global strategies that coherently promote a more socially inclusive, low-carbon, resource-efficient, stable economy, with decreasing poverty. Opportunities and challenges associated with the paradigm shift are expected to transform the travel and tourism (travelism) sector in all respects and on a global scale. This involves the transformation of the entire travelism value chain, as well as the communities in tourism destinations. However, there is a lack of systematic reports on wide-ranging and complex implications of the green growth paradigm for the travelism sector.

    This book focuses on the twin pillars – green growth and travelism – as key building blocks in exploring an essential multi-decade lifestyle change for planetary and human well-being, through the lenses of concept, policy and practice. It provides a conceptual discussion of the implications of the new development trend for key players in the travelism system, offers case studies from both developed and developing countries that highlight key issues in the transformation towards the green economy, and explores the policy settings and frameworks on both the global and national levels that underpin travelism green growth. 

    This book offers tourism industry players, academics, students, policy makers and practitioners a comprehensive discussion of the latest progress in green growth and travelism.

    Section 1: Setting the Scene  1. Green Growth and Travelism – A Sustainable Development Journey  2. Travelism and the Low-Carbon Imperative  Section 2: Green Growth and the Travelism Value Chain  3. Lower-Carbon Aviation in the Green Economy  4. Greening Accommodation  5. Greening Events  6. Greening Consumers  7. Chasing Well-Being: New Directions for Appraising Tourist Experiences  Section 3: Connecting to the Local  8. Responsible Tourism and the Green Economy  9. Greening Tourism Jobs: Approaches in Indonesia  10. Green Tourism Alleviating Poverty: Community-Based Ecotourism in Fiji  11. Destination Management and the Green Economy  Section 4: Governance and Frameworks  12. Climate Change and Global Tourism Governance  13. A 2050 Green Growth Roadmap for Bali Tourism  14. A Climate Change Adaptation Framework for Pacific Island Tourism  15. System Models for Tourism Green Growth  Section 5: The Way Forward  16. Signposts on the Green Growth Path 


    Terry DeLacy is Professor of Sustainable Tourism in the Major Events and Tourism Research Unit, Victoria University, Australia. Previously, DeLacy was director of the Australian National Co-operative Research Centre for Sustainable Tourism and Professor of Environmental Policy at the University of Queensland. His research interests are in natural resources and sustainable tourism, most recently focusing on transformation of the tourism sector into the emerging green economy.

    Min Jiang is a Research Fellow at the College of Business, Victoria University, Australia. Holding a PhD in Environmental Law, Jiang’s research interests include tourism adaptation to climate change, sustainable tourism, and water law and policy. She has led and coordinated a number of research and consultancy projects in tourism adaptation to climate change in Australia, China, and the Pacific. 

    Geoffrey Lipman is Director of greenearth.travel, a global think tank network promoting green growth and travelism (travel and tourism) and specializing in strategy, innovation and funding. He is Adjunct Professor at Victoria University, Australia, Visiting Professor at Hasselt University, Belgium, and Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom, and Senior Tourism Research Fellow at George Washington University, United States.

    Shaun Vorster is Special Adviser to the South African Minister of Tourism, but writes in a personal capacity. He has extensive experience in the climate change, energy, aviation and tourism fields. In 2014, he took up tenure as pro bono Extraordinary Associate Professor at the University of Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa. He holds a doctorate in Political Science.