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International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development - Cambridge Scholars Publishing

This December marks the final month of the United Nations’ designated International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, which was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly both in recognition of the vast potential of the tourism industry and to encourage the expansion of the sector towards sustainability.

The tourism industry accounts for around 10% of the world’s economic activity, and sustainable tourism – defined as “tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities” – takes on increasing importance as the industry continues to grow.

To mark the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on four of our best-selling titles on tourism and sustainability. To find out more about each title, click on the image.

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The tourism industry is striving hard to create attractive worlds for its customers. Both as a necessity and as a challenge, this field is overwhelmed by the imagination economy, but raises several questions about tourists, providing opportunities to move deeper into the understanding of complexities involved in relationships among tourists, tourism sites and their historical structure, and environmental sustainability. Contemporary Studies in Environment and Tourism brings together case studies from different parts of the world, focusing on tourism and its interactions with the environment. It provides a general outline of theoretical issues and their practicality in different industrialising countries from both the East and the West. The book will appeal to researchers involved in tourism studies and environmental interactions, as well as academicians and tourism agencies.

Despite some recent studies examining the critical factors of success for rural tourism, there is still a need for a deeper understanding of the rural tourism phenomenon, the nature of the tourism experience and how it could be optimized to the benefit of all, while making the best use of endogenous resources and competences, yielding sustainable destination development. Meeting Challenges for Rural Tourism through Co-Creation of Sustainable Tourist Experiences contributes to the debate, focusing on the tourist experience, here conceptualized as “co-created” between hosts and guests, based on destination-specific elements of “countryside capital” and aiming at sustainability. It contains both conceptual and empirical chapters, with diverse and new perspectives, methodological approaches and cases from several countries.

The economic and sociocultural significance of tourism today cannot be overstated. With the rapid growth of travel and tourism, more and more research is being undertaken in this field, with particular attention paid to the concept of sustainability. Sustainability in Tourism and Regional Development broadens the reach of such studies by providing comprehensive and rigorous examinations of many issues and concepts related to sustainable tourism, with particular attention paid to Slovenia. It considers the area broadly, and presents in-depth discussions on many relevant and important tourism issues. The collection provides a unique and balanced view of both theoretical issues and practical cases and is a valuable reading for students, researchers and professionals in the field of tourism and sustainability.

Tourism has attracted increasing interest from not only scholars with a background in the subject, but also those studying in a number of other fields, given the growing relevance of areas such as psychology, sociology, planning and marketing. As such, Tourism Development brings together twelve chapters addressing various aspects of tourism development, from sustainability and ecotourism to cases of developing alternative tourism products. The contributions are enriched through selected practical case studies from a wide range of countries. The book, systematic in structure and thorough in content, will be useful for people from academic and practical backgrounds seeking to update their current knowledge of tourism development.


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