Tourism Enterprise

Developments, Management and Sustainability

February 2015
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  • Published
    5th February 2015
  • ISBN 9781780643564
  • Language English
  • Pages 204 pp.
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The environmental quality and popularity of any tourist destination is the outcome of sustained development, shaped by the socio-economic and physical dimensions of the local environment. Protecting the "living landscape" requires recognizing, promoting and developing the links between economic, social and environmental objectives. This book therefore examines the tourism business in terms of greening" the local economy, people and environment, establishing the green agenda and investigating its application to the tourism sector.

* Examines the route to sustaining the living landscape that lie in recognizing, promoting and developing the
linkages of economic, social and environmental objectives. It necessitates the examination of tourism in terms of greening three key elements -- local economy, local people and local environment.

* This text aims to establish the rise of the green agenda, its applicability to and the response of the tourism sector to this agenda.

* Utilizes of sources over the past thirty years to establish the issues, initiatives and responses by the tourism sector over time to support concluding discussion on progress and their effectiveness etc.

"...impressively informed and informative. Very highly recommended as an essential addition to professional and academic library Tourism Development reference collections and supplemental studies."

Jack Mason - Midwest Book Review

1. Introduction
2. The Tourism Enterprises
3. Sustainable Supply Chain Management
4. Corporate Social Responsibility – The Wider Context of Environmental Performance
5. Resource Management and Operational Practices – Environmental Management Systems 6. Local Produce, Local Products
7. Guests, Tourists, Visitors
8. Access to the Destination and the Enterprise – The Transportation Factor
9. Enterprise Owners/Managers – Awareness, Perceptions and Attitudes
10. Conclusion

David Leslie

David Leslie has retired from his long standing position as Reader in Tourism at Glasgow Caledonian University, where he was instrumental in the development of tourism studies following on from the development of the introduction of the tourism degree at Leeds Metropolitan University. The recurrent theme in his scholarly activity and research has been tourism and the environment, which is manifest in a diverse range of publications including academic journals, research, and consultancy reports and also serving as a Specialist Witness on tourism at Public Enquiries, spanning over two decades. Since retiring from University life, he has continued to be active in the tourism field with research and writing, most notably his latest book on Responsible Tourism and spending a semester as Visiting Professor to the Collaborative Tourism Programme at Chengdu University.