Responsible Tourism

Concepts, Theory and Practice

Edited by David Leslie
April 2016
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  • Published
    8th April 2016
  • ISBN 9781780646800
  • Language English
  • Pages 192 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.5"
November 2012
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  • Published
    15th November 2012
  • ISBN 9781845939878
  • Language English
  • Pages 192 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.5"

Tourism is one of the world's biggest industries. Responsible tourism is concerned with the effects of tourism on people, ecology, and communities, and seeks to ameliorate these impacts by providing tourism which benefits host communities, improves working conditions, involves the local community, promotes cultural heritage, and benefits the environment. This book discusses responsible tourism as a whole, including the politics, policy and planning behind it, and major sub-topics such as poverty reduction, the environment, transport, governance, wildlife tours and heritage.

1. Introduction

PART 1: Responsible Tourism and Responsibilities
2. The Responsible Tourism Debate
3. International Transport and Climate Change: Taking Responsibility Seriously
4. The Consumers of Tourism

PART 2: The Central Tenets of Tourism
5. Destination Communities and Responsible Tourism
6. Environmental Performance
7. The Politics of Tourism and Poverty Reduction
8. Governance and Responsible Tourism

PART 3: Responsible Tourism in Action?
9. Adventure Tours: Responsible Tourism in Practice?
10. Responsible Wildlife Tourism in Africa
11. Cultural Heritage: World Heritage Sites and Responsible Tourism in Argentina
12. Hospitality Enterprise - a Key Influence
13. 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.