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Sustainable Tourism in the Global South

Communities, Environments and Management

Editor(s): Mohamed Aslam, Malcolm J. M. Cooper, Nor'ain Othman

Book Description

A burning global issue, the achievement of sustainable tourism, can never ignore the global south or developing regions of the planet where tourism is rapidly growing. The readership of this book will be taken through a fascinating and comprehensive collection of writings on sustainable tourism, which brings together a compilation of profound conceptual and empirical research findings from diverse socio-economic and environmental settings in the developing South.

The contributions of expert and new researchers review and interpret ideals and multiple realities concerning the concept of sustainability in the tourism development process. The categorization of the book into three parts – community, environment and management experience – encompasses the different flavours of sustainability in tourism, catering to the tastes of readers with different perspectives. Detailed accounts of the community component of sustainable tourism bring forth fascinating insights relating to its many facets, such as community capacity and participation, community empowerment, community integration, and community perceptions of tourism. The comprehensive nature of the book, and its diversity, provides a holistic picture of sustainable tourism in the global South today.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-8818-9
ISBN-10: 1-4438-8818-4
Date of Publication: 01/04/2016
Pages / Size: 350 / A5
Price: £52.99


M.S.M. Aslam is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Tourism Management at the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. Dr Aslam worked on the ministry advisory board on community-based tourism development in Sri Lanka. His research and publications have covered inbound travel agencies in Sri Lanka, sustainable tourism development in the world heritage city of Kandy, and challenges and issues in developing sustainable rural tourism in Sri Lanka.

Nor'Ain Othman is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Hotel and Tourism Management of Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia. Dr Othman formerly worked as Assistant Director of the Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board before joining UiTM in 1993, and is the founder of the Tourism Outlook Conference series.

Alan A. Lew is a Professor in the Department of Geography, Planning, and Recreation at Northern Arizona University, where he teaches courses in geography, urban planning and tourism. Dr Lew is the founding editor-in-chief of the Tourism Geographies journal, and has published over 25 books on geography and tourism, including the third edition of Tourism Geography. He is also a Fellow of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism

Malcolm Cooper is Emeritus Professor at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan. Dr Cooper also serves as a Visiting Professor at Saburagamuwa University, Sri Lanka, and has worked as a private planning and tourism education consultant to the governments of Dubai, Sri Lanka, China and Vietnam. He is a recipient of the Australian Centennial Medal, and has published over 100 books and papers.