The Practice Of Sustainable Tourism: Resolving The Paradox by Michael HughesThe Practice Of Sustainable Tourism: Resolving The Paradox by Michael Hughes

The Practice Of Sustainable Tourism: Resolving The Paradox

EditorMichael Hughes, David Weaver, Christof Pforr

Hardcover | June 23, 2015

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Sustainable tourism is a widely used term that has accumulated considerable attention from researchers and policy makers over the past two decades. However, there is still an apparently wide gap between theory and practice in the area. Recent scholarly research has tended to focus on niche areas of alternative tourism rather than address the broader issues and vagaries and paradoxes that appear to plague the broader notion of sustainable tourism. As such, there is a need for a new and pragmatic analysis of sustainable tourism as an overarching idea and how this manifests in practice.

The Practice of Sustainable Tourismfulfils this need by offering a fresh perspective on sustainable tourism as an umbrella concept with inherent tensions. It presents a way of thinking about tourism based on the notion of finding common ground using the dialectic tradition of philosophy. Dialectics focusses on resolving opposing viewpoints by recognising they have common elements that can be combined into a rational and practical solution over time. As part of this approach, the book examines the strongly apparent tensions within alternative tourism as well as the paradox of continuing growth and other mass tourism related issues. It is divided into three parts, Part I includes chapters discussing the general concept of sustainable tourism, its history, current status and possible futures; Part II includes a range of destination case studies exploring how sustainable tourism has been applied and Part III includes perspectives from the tourism operator view.

Given the international content and challenging themes, the book will be appealing internationally to students, researchers and academics in the fields of tourism, geography, sustainability and social science.

Michael Hughesis a senior lecturer in Environmental Science at Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia. He has a background in environmental science, natural resource management and sustainable tourism.David Weaveris Professor of Tourism Research in Griffith University's Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management on the G...
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Title:The Practice Of Sustainable Tourism: Resolving The ParadoxFormat:HardcoverDimensions:326 pages, 9.1 × 6.4 × 1 inPublished:June 23, 2015Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415749395

ISBN - 13:9780415749398

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction Michael Hughes, Christof Pforr and David Weaver Part 1: Conceptualising Sustainable Tourism  2. Enlightened Mass Tourism as a 'Third Generation' aspiration for the 21st CenturyDavid Weaver  3. Tourism Policy for the Pursuit of Sustainability: Discrepancies between Rhetoric and RealityChristof Pforr  4. Promoting inter-disciplinary sustainable tourism Michael Hughes and Angus Morrison-Saunders  5. The End of Sustainable Tourism? Re-orienting the debateSanjay Nepal, Stephanie Verkoeyen and Tom Karrow  6. Sustainable tourism ' paradoxes, inconsistencies and a way forward?Richard Butler Part 2: Destination Perspectives  7. Island tourism: Systems modelling for sustainabilityJack Carlsen 8. Tourist's perceptions of community based tourism products for sustainable tourism in Bali, IndonesiaNi Made Ernawati, Ross Dowling and Dale Sanders   9. The governmentality approach to sustainable tourism: Bhutan's tourism governance policy and planningSimon Teoh10. Last Chance tourism ' a race to be last?Jackie Dawson, Harvey Lemelin, Emma Stewart  and Justin Taillon  11. Sustainable tourism development on Niue: a catch 22? Christof Pforr and Dirk Reiser  12. An integrated approach to climate change and tourism in an alpine destination: assessing impacts and strategies in the Vinschgau/Venosta valley, ItalyLon-Marie Lun, Marianna Elmi and  Harald Pechlaner  13. Good governance: managing growth and long-term resort destination sustainability and resilienceValerie Sheppard, Rachel Dodds and Peter WilliamsPart 3: Operator Perspectives  14. Geotourism's contribution to sustainable tourismRoss Dowling  15. The paradox of adopting tourism ecolabels: What is the problem? Minjuan Deng-Westphal, Sue Beeton and Alastair Anderson  16. The role of events in creating sustainable tourism destinations Judith Mair 17. Sustainable tourism ' the Rottnest Island experience Roland Mau and John Tedesco Conclusion18. Paradox as a pervasive characteristic of sustainable tourism: Challenges, opportunities and trade-offsDavid Weaver, Michael Hughes and Christof Pforr