The Encyclopedia of Sustainable Tourism
Tourism is the world’s fastest growing industry, and impacts globally upon ecology, economies, peoples, cultures and the built environment. Development, therefore, must be sustainable and sympathetic in order to preserve the environment and culture it exploits. Despite sustainable tourism being an area of considerable recent interest, there has been no synthesis of the diverse considerations of sustainable tourism, and the language and terms particular to this subject. An important resource for researchers of tourism, this reference work defines and explains terms associated with considering and preserving the environment, host peoples, communities, cultures, customs, lifestyles and social and economic systems.
Includes a Foreword by Dr. Kelly Bricker, Associate Professor, Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, University of Utah; Chair, Global Sustainable Tourism Council; Chair, The International Ecotourism Society
Code of ethics
Consumptive (extractive) and non-consumptive
Corporate social responsibility (CSR).
Europe 2020 Strategy (EU-2020).
Geographical Information System (GIS).
Global Sustainable Tourism Council
Health and safety
Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
Visitor impact management