Managing Sustainable Tourism tackles the tough issues of tourism such as negative environmental impact and cultural degradation, and provides answers that don't sacrifice positive economic growth. It offers practical plans for fostering harmonious relationships among local communities, the private sector, not-for-profit organizations, academic institutions, and governments at all levels as well as develops management practices and philosophies that protect natural, built, and cultural environments while reinforcing positive and orderly economic growth.
Since the first edition, there have been many important developments in the field, and this second edition has been revised and updated in the following ways:
Updated content to reflect issues and trends, including: impact of the internet, slow tourism, responsible tourism, pro - poor tourism and motivations of the individual tourist
New and updated international case studies of successes and failures to reflect current challenges and practices
New lecturer and student online resources including PowerPoint slides and practical scenarios.
This volume provides a wealth of information and guidance on managing sustainable tourism now and in the future and will be invaluable to educators, students, developers, entrepreneurs, investors, tourism strategists, planners and policymakers.
David L. Edgell, Sr. is Professor and Director at the Institute for Tourism at East Carolina University, located in Greenville, North Carolina. He has also served as consulting Vice President for Strategic Marketing at MMG Worldwide and as President of the National Rural Tourism Foundation. Dr. Edgell has specialized in most of his education and work in trade, tourism, and economic development. He has authored six books and over a hundred articles, has served as the Under Secretary of Commerce for Travel and Tourism (the U.S. Government's highest position in tourism) and Commissioner of Tourism for the U.S. Virgin Islands, and is a founding member of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism.
1. A Philosophic Approach to Sustainable Tourism 2. The Worldly Travelers and a Sense of Sustainability 3. Sustainable Tourism Milestones: Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries 4. Sustainable Tourism and the United Nations Millennium Development Goals 5. Rural Tourism and Sustainability 6. Sustainable Tourism and the Prospects for Peace 7. Strategic Planning for Sustainable Tourism 8. Marketing the Sustainable Tourism Product 9. Managing Sustainable Tourism in the New Millennium 10. Future World Tourism Issues that will Impact on Managing Sustainable Tourism