Sustainable Tourism

2nd Edition

A Global Perspective

Editors: Rob Harris Peter Williams Tony Griffin
Paperback ISBN: 9780750689465
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 21st October 2002
Page Count: 311


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Sustainable Tourism is vital reading for anyone seeking to understand the complexities associated with sustainable tourism development, and how government and industry have responded to the challenges the concept poses.

The major areas addressed in this edited volume are:

  • perspectives and issues associated with the concept of sustainable tourism development
  • accreditation, education and interpretation, including specific examples such as Green Globe 21, the European Blue Flag Campaign and the WWF's PAN Parks Programme
  • sustainable tourism case studies of tourist destination regions, natural areas and tourism enterprises drawn from Africa, Australia, the South Pacific, North America, South-east Asia and the Caribbean

An impressive international editorial team has combined to present in this text not only a variety of perspectives on sustainable tourism development, but also significant insights into barriers, challenges and current industry and government responses to it in various parts of the globe. 'Sustainable Tourism' will be a welcome addition to the libraries of tourism industry professionals, individuals involved in the management of natural areas; tourism policy makers; tourism academics; and students with an interest in the future sustainability of tourism and the industry that supports it.

Key Features

Covers both conceptual issues and case studies Unique global perspective with multinational contributor team Accessible yet rigorous treatment of a vital issue


Students; Tourism service providers; Government tourism authorities

Table of Contents

Issues and perspectives - Aspects of the sustainable tourism debate from a natural resources perspective (Colin Hunter); An optimistic perspective on tourism's sustainability (Tony Griffin); Accreditation, education and interpretation - Interpretation as the centerpiece of sustainable wildlife tourism (Sam H. Ham & Betty Weiler); Travel ecology and developing naturally: making theory-practice connections (Tom Potts & Rich Harrill); Green Globe 21: sustainability accreditation for tourism (Tony Griffin et al); The European Blue Flag Campaign for beaches in Slovenia (Tanja Mihalic); PAN Parks: WWF's sustainable tourism certification programme in Europe's national parks (Xavier Font & Andre Brasser); Tourist destination areas - Perspectives on sustainable tourism in the South Pacific (David Weaver); How sustainable is Mekong tourism (Anita Pleumarom); Towards sustainability: examples from the UK coast (David Johnson); Steps towards sustainable monitoring: the case of the resort municipality of Whistler (David Waldon & Peter Williams); Farm Tourism (Leslie Roberts); Tourism Enterprises and Attractions - Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Andrew Lepp); Convicts and conservation: Con Dao national park, Vietnam (Greg Ringer); Making tourism sustainable at Phillip Island Nature Park (Rob Harris); Making paradise last: Maho Bay Resorts (Christina Symko & Rob Harris); The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort (Esther Speck); Wildlife conservation, tourism and the private sector: the case of Earth Sanctuaries Limited (Rob Harris); Selected organizations and programmes.


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About the Editor

Rob Harris

Rob Harris is Director of the Australian Centre for Event Management and Senior Lecturer at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of the Australian Centre for Event Management and Senior Lecturer at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.

Peter Williams

Affiliations and Expertise

Peter Williams is a Professor and Director of the Centre for Tourism Policy and Research at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada.

Tony Griffin

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer at the School of Leisure, Sport and Tourism at the University of Technology, Sydney.