1st Edition

Tourism and Sustainable Development Goals Research on Sustainable Tourism Geographies

Edited By Jarkko Saarinen Copyright 2020
    312 Pages
    by Routledge

    310 Pages
    by Routledge

    This comprehensive volume comprises some of the best scholarship on sustainable tourism in recent years, demonstrating the rich body of past research that provides a fertile and critical ground for studies on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by tourism geographers and other social scientists in the future.

    Since the turn of the 1990s many international development and policy-making organisations have perceived the tourism industry, with its local and regional connections, as a high-potential tool for putting sustainable development into practice. The capacity of tourism to work for sustainable development was highlighted in relation to the United Nations’ SDGs, which were adopted in 2015. The SDGs define the agenda for global development to 2030 by addressing pertinent challenges such as poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, and peace and justice. Tourism geographers and allied disciplines have held strong and long-term interest in sustainability issues, and their chapters in this collection contribute significantly to this emerging and highly policy-relevant research field.

    This book was originally published as an online special issue of the journal Tourism Geographies.

    1. Tourism and sustainable development goals: research on sustainable tourism geographies

    Jarkko Saarinen

    2. Sustainable tourism: A state-of-the-art review

    Richard W. Butler

    3. Sustainability and self-regulation: Critical perspectives

    Allan M. Williams & Armando Montanari

    4. Inclusive tourism development

    Regina Scheyvens & Robin Biddulph

    5. Tourism and the Millennium Development Goals: perspectives beyond 2015

    Jarkko Saarinen & Christian M. Rogerson

    6. Corporate social responsibility in tourism post-2015: a Development First approach

    Emma Hughes & Regina Scheyvens

    7. Can MNCs promote more inclusive tourism? Apollo tour operator's sustainability work

    María José Zapata Campos, C. Michael Hall & Sandra Backlund

    8. Tourism and Poverty Reduction: Issues for Small Island States

    Regina Scheyvens & Janet H. Momsen

    9. Using indicators to assess sustainable tourism development: a review

    Anna Torres-Delgado & Jarkko Saarinen

    10. Sustainability indicators of rural tourism from the perspective of the residents

    Mercedes Marzo-Navarro, Marta Pedraja-Iglesias & Lucia Vinzón

    11. Requirements for Sustainable Nature-based Tourism in Transfrontier Conservation Areas: a Southern African Delphi Consultation

    Anna Spenceley

    12. Regional network governance and sustainable tourism

    Anna Farmaki

    13. Mindful deviation in creating a governance path towards sustainability in resort destinations

    Alison M. Gill & Peter W. Williams

    14. Collaboration and Partnership Development for Sustainable Tourism

    Sonya Graci

    15. Beyond the Beach: Balancing Environmental and Socio-cultural Sustainability in Boracay, the Philippines

    Lei Tin Jackie Ong, Donovan Storey & John Minnery

    16. Community sustainability and resilience: similarities, differences and indicators

    Alan A. Lew, Pin T. Ng, Chin-cheng (Nickel) Ni & Tsung-chiung (Emily) Wu

    17. Evolutionary economic geography: reflections from a sustainable tourism perspective

    Patrick Brouder


    Jarkko Saarinen is a Professor of Human Geography at the University of Oulu, Finland, and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Sustainability Management at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. His research interests include tourism and development, sustainability in tourism, tourism and climate change adaptation, tourism-community relations, and wilderness and nature conservation studies.