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Handbook for Sustainable Tourism Practitioners: The Essential Toolbox

Handbook for Sustainable Tourism PractitionersHandbook for Sustainable Tourism PractitionersHandbook for Sustainable Tourism Practitioners, The Essential Toolbox
Research Handbooks in Tourism series, Edward Elgar Publishing.

Edited by Anna Spenceley, independent consultant, Chair of the IUCN WCPA Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group, Director of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, Independent Advisory Panel member of Travelyst, Honorary Fellow, University of Brighton, UK and Senior Research Fellow, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Publication Date: 2021 ISBN: 978 1 83910 088 8 Extent: 552 pp

This insightful Handbook brings together the practical guidance of over 50 international practitioners in sustainable tourism. Applying strong research design principles it provides a workable and rational toolkit for investigating practical challenges while accounting for modest timeframes and resources.

Expert contributors illustrate how to undertake environmental, socio-cultural and economic assessments that establish the feasibility of new tourism ventures and ascertain their impact over time. Chapters cover fundamentals including how to conduct feasibility studies and business plans, and address key topics such as visitor management and overcrowding. Offering how-to tools and step-by-step guidance, this Handbook combines academic insight with extensive professional experience to outline the best practices for an array of tasks to inform sustainable tourism planning, development and operation.

Incorporating concrete solutions employed in numerous contexts, this Handbook is crucial reading for practitioners of sustainable tourism and agencies commissioning sustainable tourism assignments who are in need of innovative methods and up-to-date guidance in the field. It will also benefit tourism scholars, particularly those investigating practical methodologies for creating sustainable tourism experiences.

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