Tourism and Resilience

Edited by Richard W. Butler
July 2017
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  • Published
    26th July 2017
  • ISBN 9781780648330
  • Language English
  • Pages 242 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.5"
  • Images b/w & color figures & photos

Resilience relates to the ability of organisms, communities, ecosystems, and populations to absorb and withstand the impacts and effects of external forces while retaining their integrity and ability to continue functioning. The concept is particularly applicable to tourism destinations and attractions which are exposed to the potentially harmful and sometimes severe effects of tourism development and visitation. This book discusses the concept of resilience and its application to tourism. It compares the relevance of resilience to sustainability; the former focusing on the well-being and survival of the places affected and the latter focusing on the agent of impact, tourism itself.

About the Editor

Part One: Introduction
1. Introduction—Richard Butler, Strathclyde University, UK
2. The Development of Resilience Thinking—Marta Berbés-Blázquez and Daniel Scott, both University of Waterloo, Canada
3. Community Tourism Resilience: Some Applications of the Scale, Change and Resiliene (Scr) Model—Alan A. Lew, Northern Arizona University, Tsung-Chiung Wu, National Dong-Hwa University, Taiwan and Chin-Cheng Ni, National Hsin-Chu University of Education, Hsinchu Taiwan and Pin T. Ng, Northern Arizona University

Part 2: Socio-Ecological Resilience
4. Socio-Ecological Balance in Community based Tourism Experiences: A Resarch Proposal—Esteban Ruiz-Ballesteros, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Spain
5. Resilience and Destination Governance—Valerie A. Sheppard, Royal Roads University, Canada
6. Resilience and Destination Governance: Whistler, B.C. —Valerie A. Sheppard, Royal Roads University, Canada

Part 3: Resilience and Response to Disasters
7. Sri Lankan Tourism Development and Implications for Resilience—Jeremy Buultjens, Southern Cross University, Australia, Iraj Ratnayake and Athula Chammika Gnanapala, both Sabaragamuwa
University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
8. Resilience, Tourism and Disasters—Susanne Becken, Griffith University, Australia and Bijan Khazai, Karlsrhue University, Germany
9. Resilience and Perceptions of Problems in Alpine Regions—Bruno Abegg, University of Innsbruck, Austria, Robert Steiger, University of Innsbruck, Austria and Lisa Trawöger, Center for Climate Change Adaptation, Austria

Part 4: Resilience in Protected Natural Areas and Insular Locations
10. Tourism Resilience in UK National Parks—Janet Cochrane, Independent Researcher, York, United Kingdom
11. Resilience and Protected Area Tourism in Purnululu National Park: Understanding Interactions with a focus on Community Benefits—Jennifer Strickland-Munro, Murdoch University, Australia
12. Resilience and Tourism in Islands: Insights from the Caribbean—Arjen Alberts, Economist, Saint Maarten and Godfrey Baldacchino, University of Malta
13. Resilience and Tourism in Remote Locations: Pitcairn Islands—Maria Amoamo, University of Otago, New Zealand

Part 5: Resilience and The Tourism Industry
14. Issues of Resilience, Sustainability and Responsibility in Tourism—Harold Goodwin, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
15. Betting on Casino Tourism Resilience: A Case Study of Casino Expansion in Macao and the Asia Region—Glenn Mccartney, University of Macao, Macao
16. Resilience As New Political Reality—Jonathan Pugh, Newcastle University, UK

Part 6: Conclusions
17. Conclusions—Richard Butler, Strathclyde University, UK

Richard W. Butler

Richard W. Butler is an Emeritus Professor at Strathclyde University, Glasgow, UK.