1st Edition

Island Tourism Sustainability and Resiliency

Edited By Michelle McLeod, Rachel Dodds, Richard Butler Copyright 2022
    338 Pages
    by Routledge

    338 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book provides comprehensive insight into the challenges faced by island tourism destinations and theoretical and practical paths for built in sustainability and resiliency. It explores Island Tourism Resilience within the context of ‘Lifecycles, System Decline and Resilience’.

    Tourism is a key activity for many islands, and some depend on the tourism sector as a main economic activity. An exploration of islands across the globe that addresses substantial matters of ongoing sustainability and resiliency is ever important. An array of challenges including natural disasters, climate change, economic and political crises among others has been addressed in the book, with additional areas such as overtourism and COVID-19 included at the conclusion. This volume is essential reading for academics, tourism planners and policy makers seeking to develop sustainable and resilient island destinations.

    With a new Foreword, Introduction, Conclusion and Afterword, the chapters in this book were originally published in the journal, Tourism Geographies.

    Godfrey Baldacchino 
    Introduction: Island tourism resilience 
    Michelle McLeod, Rachel Dodds and Richard Butler 
    1. Globalisation and cultural change in Pacific Island countries: the role of tourism 
    Denis Tolkach and Stephen Pratt 
    2. Critiques of island sustainability in tourism 
    Ilan Kelman 
    3. Contributions to sustainable tourism in small islands: an analysis of the Cittàslow movement 
    Therez B. Walker and Timothy J. Lee 
    4. Modelling tourism resilience in small island states: a tale of two countries 
    Prosper F. Bangwayo-Skeete and Ryan W. Skeete 
    5. Social-ecological resilience and community-based tourism in the commonwealth of Dominica 
    Kristin Weis, Catherine Chambers and Patrick J. Holladay 
    6. Economic and social resilience accounts for the recovery of Ibiza’s tourism sector 
    Joan Carles Cirer-Costa 
    7. Brexit – threat or opportunity? Resilience and tourism in Britain’s Island Territories 
    Maria Amoamo 
    8. Immigrant entrepreneur knowledge in the tourism industry of island destinations 
    Pedro Calero-Lemes and Desiderio Juan García-Almeida 
    9. Cultivating the Chinese market through destination loyalty: enhancing resilience in the Maldives 
    David Weaver, Chuanzhong Tang, Laura Lawton and Yang Liu 
    10. Tourists really do behave responsibly toward the environment in Camiguin Province, Philippines 
    Mary Stephanie E. King-Chan, Robert Charles G. Capistrano and Emma Lina F. Lopez 
    11. Community meaning making for tourism sustainability on Madura Island, Indonesia 
    Tamara Young, Dian Yulie Reindrawati, Patricia Johnson and Kevin Lyons 
    12. The integrated touristic villages: an Indonesian model of sustainable tourism? 
    Sylvine Pickel-Chevalier, I Komang Gde Bendesa and I Nyoman Darma Putra 
    13. Resilience and Non-Linear Change in Island Tourism 
    Amran Hamzah and Mark P. Hampton 
    Richard Butler, Michelle McLeod and Rachel Dodds 
    Anthony Clayton 


    Michelle McLeod is Senior Lecturer at The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica. Her tourism industry experience spans over 30 years as a tourism professional and academic. Dr. McLeod has conducted and published research about tourism in islands.

    Rachel Dodds is Full Professor at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management as well as working in industry as a consultant. She has been involved in the tourism industry for over 25 years. Her work focuses on all aspects of sustainable tourism.

    Richard Butler is Emeritus Professor at Strathclyde University and has been researching tourism since the 1960s. His main research areas are tourism development and impacts on islands and remote locations. He was awarded the UNWTO Ulysses Medal in 2016 for creation and dissemination of knowledge.