2nd Edition

Managing Sustainable Tourism
A legacy for the future

ISBN 9781138918641
Published March 23, 2016 by Routledge
264 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations

USD $74.95

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Book Description

Managing Sustainable Tourism tackles the tough issues of tourism such as negative environmental impact and cultural degradation, and provides answers that don’t sacrifice positive economic growth. It 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.

Since the first edition, there have been many important developments in the field, and this second edition has been revised and updated in the following ways: 

  • Updated content to reflect issues and trends, including: impact of the internet, slow tourism, responsible tourism, pro – poor tourism and motivations of the individual tourist
  • New and updated international case studies of successes and failures to reflect current challenges and practices
  • New lecturer and student online resources including PowerPoint slides and practical scenarios.

This volume provides a wealth of information and guidance on managing sustainable tourism now and in the future and will be invaluable to educators, students, developers, entrepreneurs, investors, tourism strategists, planners and policymakers.

Table of Contents

1. A Philosophic Approach to Sustainable Tourism  2. The Worldly Travelers and a Sense of Sustainability  3. Sustainable Tourism Milestones: Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries  4.  Sustainable Tourism and the United Nations Millennium Development Goals  5. Rural Tourism and Sustainability  6. Sustainable Tourism and the Prospects for Peace  7. Strategic Planning for Sustainable Tourism  8. Marketing the Sustainable Tourism Product  9. Managing Sustainable Tourism in the New Millennium  10. Future World Tourism Issues that will Impact on Managing Sustainable Tourism

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David L. Edgell, Sr. is Professor and Director at the Institute for Tourism at East Carolina University, located in Greenville, North Carolina. He has also served as consulting Vice President for Strategic Marketing at MMG Worldwide and as President of the National Rural Tourism Foundation. Dr. Edgell has specialized in most of his education and work in trade, tourism, and economic development. He has authored six books and over a hundred articles, has served as the Under Secretary of Commerce for Travel and Tourism (the U.S. Government’s highest position in tourism) and Commissioner of Tourism for the U.S. Virgin Islands, and is a founding member of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism.


"Managing Sustainable Tourism is a must read for educators, students, tourism strategists, policymakers, planners, developers, entrepreneurs, and investors. This second edition explores critical issues and trends impacting tourism, the world’s largest industry, while concurrently examining global challenges and opportunities. Through case studies, policy analysis, and management practices, Dr. David Edgell provides multifaceted approaches to managing sustainable tourism that brilliantly bridge theory and practice. Managing Sustainable Tourism also brings to attention the importance of “coopetition” and the critical relationship needed among local communities with the private sector, not-for-profit organizations, academic institutions, and governments. Sustainable tourism, as shared through this new edition, is a legacy for the future and a potential driving force toward economic development, conservation of the natural environment, and global peace." - Kristen Betts, Clinical Professor, EdD Program in Educational Leadership & Management, Drexel University, USA.

"The new edition of Managing Sustainable Tourism is a tremendous resource for those seeking to learn more about tourism issues ranging from rural sustainability challenges to urban development opportunities and the history of sustainable tourism to sustainable tourism issues expected to affect the future.  This book will be good for not only students and tourism professionals, but also for community planners."  - Jason R. Swanson, Ph.D., Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Retailing and Tourism Management, University of Kentucky