The Encyclopedia of Sustainable Tourism, Hardback Book


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Tourism impacts globally upon ecology, economies, peoples, cultures and the built environment, so devleopment must be sustainable to preserve the environment and culture it exploits.

Taking an interdisciplinary perspective, this volume presents a comprehensive synthesis of the diverse considerations, language and terms particular to sustainable tourism.

Writen by a global team of academics and practitioners to reflect sustainable tourism from a truly worldwide perspective, this book: Includes articles covering all aspects of sustainability and tourism, helpfully categorized into: 'Types' of tourism; common 'Terms'; important 'Organizations' and 'Awards'; key 'Treaties' and 'Schemes'; as well as 'Technical' aspects of sustainable tourism development.

Presents detailed cross referencing between entries, suggestions for further reading and relevant websites, and is fully referenced with an extensive bibliography.

Features a foreword from the Chair of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) and over 180 illustrations.