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Green Growth and Travelism

Concept, Policy and Practice for Sustainable Tourism, 1st Edition

Edited by Terry DeLacy, Min Jiang, Geoffrey Lipman, Shaun Vorster


304 pages | 23 B/W Illus.

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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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Editors

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, 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.

About the Series

Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility

The aim of this series is to explore and communicate the intersections and relationships between leisure, tourism and human mobility within the social sciences.
It will incorporate both traditional and new perspectives on leisure and tourism from contemporary geography whilst also providing for perspectives from cognate areas within the development of an integrated field of leisure and tourism studies.
Also, increasingly, tourism and leisure are regarded as steps in a continuum of human mobility. Inclusion of mobility in the series offers the prospect to examine the relationship between tourism and migration, the sojourner, educational travel, and second home and retirement travel phenomena.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Hospitality, Travel & Tourism
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Developing Countries
TRAVEL / General