1st Edition

Managing Sustainable Tourism
A Legacy for the Future

ISBN 9780789027719
Published February 27, 2006 by Routledge
164 Pages

USD $79.95

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Book Description

Intelligently designed tourism strategies for the twenty-first century!

Successful tourism development and marketing are dependent on maintaining a delicate balance between economic growth and the protection of environments. Managing Sustainable Tourism: A Legacy for the Future tackles the tough issues of tourism such as negative environmental impact and cultural degradation, and provides answers that don’t sacrifice positive economic growth. This essential book offers practical plans for fostering harmonious relationships among local communities, the private sector, not-for-profit organizations, academic institutions, and governments at all levels as well as develops management practices and philosophies that protect natural, built, and cultural environments while reinforcing positive and orderly economic growth.

Managing Sustainable Tourism discusses in-depth the sensible guidelines for protecting environment, heritage sites, and local culture while developing realistic tourism goals for compatible economic growth. Useful strategies for sustainable tourism are detailed for each tourism type, along with useful tried-and-true marketing techniques aimed at cooperation and respect for all types of environments. Case studies, research, and supplemental reading lists clearly illustrate ideas and the author’s qualified suggestions.

Managing Sustainable Tourism explores:

  • the future of the tourism industry
  • understanding sustainable tourism
  • the economics of community growth through tourism
  • marketing the sustainable tourism product
  • nature tourism
  • heritage tourism
  • cultural tourism
  • rural tourism
  • practical guidelines for sustainable tourism
  • a workable global sustainable tourism initiative

Managing Sustainable Tourism is an ideal resource for educators, students, developers, entrepreneurs, investors, tourism strategists, planners, policymakers, and anyone interested in sustainable tourism for the new millennium.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword (Stanley Selengut)
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1. Tourism Today and Tomorrow
  • Introduction
  • The World of Tourism
  • Charting a New Course for Sustainable Tourism
  • Overview of Chapters
  • Case Study One: The U.S. Virgin Islands’ Newest Sustainable Tourism Product—St. Croix Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve
  • Chapter 2. A Philosophic Approach to Sustainable Tourism
  • Sustainable Tourism Dominates Our Future
  • What to Look For in Sustainable Tourism
  • Sustaining the Tourism Product
  • Best Practices to Guide Tourism’s Future
  • Case Study: Ecuador—The Wonderful World of the Galapagos Islands
  • Chapter 3. Is Sustainable Tourism Economically Viable?
  • Thinking Through Sustainable Tourism
  • The Economics of Community Growth Through Tourism
  • Strategic Planning for Sustainable Tourism
  • Marketing the Sustainable Tourism Product
  • Case Study: Missouri, Big Cedar Lodge—The Epitome of Sustainable Tourism
  • Chapter 4. Nature-Based Tourism: Don’t Fool with Mother Nature
  • Nature-Based Tourism Was Never So Good
  • Yes, Tourism Impacts Natural Areas
  • Protecting the Environment Through Tourism Development
  • The Name of the Game Is Quality
  • Case Study: Sustainable Ecotourism Development in the Emberá Indigenous Communities—Chagres National Park, Panama
  • Chapter 5. What Is Our Heritage?
  • Heritage Tourism: In the Beginning
  • Heritage Tourism: Today and Tomorrow
  • Definitions Are Good
  • Modeling Heritage Tourism
  • Case Study: Looking for Lincoln—Vandalia, Illinois Develops New Lincoln Park
  • Chapter 6. Culturally, Tourism Is Important
  • What Is Cultural Tourism?
  • What Are Our Problems with Culture?
  • Avoiding the Pitfalls
  • What Are the Priorities of Action?
  • Case Study: Early Native Americans—Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
  • Chapter 7. Tourism Goes Country
  • Tourism to Rural Areas
  • Valuable Tourism Products
  • The Dynamics of the Tourism Industry
  • Community Involvement Makes for Successful Tourism
  • Case Study: Roanoke River Paddle Trail—A “Watery” Approach to Rural Tourism
  • Chapter 8. Strategies for Sustainable Tourism
  • Tourism Development Must Have a Strategy
  • Strategies for Rural Areas As Well
  • Practical Guidelines for Sustainable Tourism
  • Best Practices for Sustainable Tourism
  • Case Study: A Rural Masterpiece—Kansas Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
  • Chapter 9. Managing Sustainable Tourism
  • A Paradigmatic Shift
  • Recognize and Plan Strategy
  • Don’t Get Too Crowded
  • Effective Management Is the Way to Go
  • Case Study: The Embodiment of Managed Tourism—Canada, Banff National Park
  • Chapter 10. More to Say About the Future
  • Inventory, Assess, Plan, Develop, Market, and Manage
  • A Global Sustainable Tourism Initiative That Might Just Work
  • Research and Education—Our Pathway to the Future
  • Sustainable Tourism Has Arrived and Is Healthy
  • Case Study: Sustainable Tourism in the U.S. Virgin Islands, St. John—Maho Bay, Harmony, and Concordia
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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