Richard W. Butler


Richard W. Butler was educated at Nottingham University and the University of Glasgow (Ph.D. Geography 1973), and spent thirty years at the University of Western Ontario in Canada as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Geography, and then the University of Surrey, where he was Professor of Tourism from 1997 to 2005. He is currently Emeritus Professor of International Tourism in the Strathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. He has published a large number of journal articles, fourteen books on tourism and many chapters in other books. His fields of interest are the development process of tourist destinations, the impacts of tourism, carrying capacity and sustainability, and tourism in remote areas and islands.

Author's Books

Tourism and COVID-19

Impacts, Responses, and Realignments

Edited by Richard W. Butler
Ecotourism Series Series 8

Island Tourism

Sustainable Perspectives