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Tourism and Sustainable Development Goals
Research on Sustainable Tourism Geographies

Edited By

Jarkko Saarinen

ISBN 9781032091204
Published June 30, 2021 by Routledge
312 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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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.