This book is the first to examine oil constraints and tourism, and addresses one of the key challenges for the tourism industry in the future. It provides an estimate of how much oil tourism consumes globally and summarises state-of-the-art information on oil resources, oil data and public discourse. The volume also offers an analysis of the economic implications of increasing oil prices for tourism and discusses key dimensions relevant for tourism in a post peak oil world. It will be useful for tourism stakeholders globally, postgraduate students in tourism and resource management, ecological economists and those researching issues of resource efficiency, carrying capacity and global environmental change.
Susanne Becken is the Director of the Griffith Institute for Tourism (GIFT) and a Professor at Griffith University, Australia. She is also Adjunct Professor at Lincoln University, New Zealand. Her research interests include sustainable tourism, climate change, energy use and resource efficiency, resilience, and environmental policy. She has published widely in these areas and her most recent papers appear in the Journal of Travel Research, the Journal of Sustainable Tourism, Annals of Tourism Research and Global Environmental Change.
1. Introduction 2. A Thirsty Sector: Oil Requirements of Tourism 3. The Sky is the Limit: Growth Expectations for Tourism 4. The End of Plenty: Physical Constraints (7000) 5. Socio-Political Challenges of Addressing Peak Oil 6. The Economic Impact of Oil Prices on Tourism 7. Pathways to Post-Peak Tourism 8. Conclusion 9. References