An Introduction to Sustainable Tourism

Title: An Introduction to Sustainable Tourism

Author: Alexandra Coghlan, Associate Professor in Tourism, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia

GoodFellow Publishers: ISBN: 9781911396734 HBK; 9781911396741 PBK; 9781911396758 eBook

Using first-hand research projects and packed with international case studies, it combines theoretical and applied knowledge with a scaffolded learning approach and takes a comprehensive look at practical management tools, certifications and innovation as part of the process of operationalising and implementing sustainable tourism.

An Introduction to Sustainable Tourism provides a comprehensive, pragmatic, and realistic look at integrating sustainability into tourism. It adopts a systems-perspective, looking at the whole tourism supply chain to provide an integrated viewpoint of sustainability in the tourism industry and asks:

How does policy encourage or discourage sustainability?
How do intermediaries influence the sale of sustainable tourism?
What are the operator’s concerns, how do tourists themselves respond to them?
What are the values of sustainability in tourism and what are the impacts ‘trade-offs’ to the tourist experience?

The text uses Augmented Reality, QR codes and hyperlinks to provide readers with additional resources to better understand the material presented in the textbook. A QR scanner app will unlock additional resources in the form of URL links, podcasts and videos. To access the full range of additional resources which also includes multiple choice tests, readers can download the free Introduction to Sustainable Tourism AR App from the Android Play Store or the Apple App Store.

An Introduction to Sustainable Tourism is an essential text for tourism students across all levels, undergraduate and postgraduate studies.

Alexandra Coghlan is Associate Professor in tourism at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia. She has worked primarily in the area of sustainable tourism and nature-based tourism, with a strong focus on conservation and social and environmental benefits of tourism.

Publication: July 2019

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