Resilient Destinations and Tourism: Governance Strategies in the Transition towards Sustainability in Tourism
Sustainability is seen as one of the most important issues currently facing the tourism sector. The lack of progress in implementing the fuzzy, and variously interpreted `grand' concept of sustainability has resulted in increasing calls for diverting the discourse surrounding sus... read full description below.
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Sustainability is seen as one of the most important issues currently facing the tourism sector. The lack of progress in implementing the fuzzy, and variously interpreted `grand' concept of sustainability has resulted in increasing calls for diverting the discourse surrounding sustainability and adopting more specific transitional approaches such as resilience towards sustainability. Resilience can be perceived as an integral part of sustainability and an element of pathway creation in the process of moving towards sustainable tourism. This book offers a range of both theoretical and applied governance perspectives that address various transformations in the policy and practice of tourism in the transition towards sustainability. A key focus of this book is the role of resilience in such governance approaches. Effective governance models and strategies are emerging to cope with transformations in socio-ecological systems. Such strategies build resilience in destinations and strengthen pathways towards sustainable tourism. The book includes four sections: (i) Introduction, (ii)Frameworks and Conceptualizations, (iii) Applications and Cases, and (iv) Conclusions to contextualize the emerging approaches of resilience and destination governance within the sustainable tourism discourses.
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Jarkko Saarinen is a Professor of Geography at the University of Oulu, Finland, and Distinguished Visiting Professor (Sustainability Management) at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Alison M. Gill is a Professor Emerita in the Department of Geography and School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada.