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Sustainable Tourism in Island Destinations : Tourism Environment and Development - Sonya Graci

Sustainable Tourism in Island Destinations

Tourism Environment and Development

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Published: 30th September 2010
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`The theme of this volume is the relationship between tourism, development and the environment of islands, and the examples featured succeed in capturing the flavour and urgency of the situation in island locations. They should help to teach all who care about islands and their character some of the steps that we need to take to ensure that character remains in the future.' Professor Richard W. Butler, University of Strathclyde, UK

`This book provides some answers. It grasps the challenge of sustainability within tourism livelihoods to explore the vulnerabilities that tourism livelihoods create and redress.' Ilan Kelman, Center for International Climate and Environmental Research, Oslo, Norway

Many of the world's islands are dependent on tourism as their main source of income. It is therefore imperative that these destinations are managed for long term viability. The natural appeal of a destination is typically one of its main tourism related assets, yet the natural environment is also the feature most directly threatened by potential overexploitation.

Sustainable Tourism in Island Destinations builds on existing literature in the subject by providing innovative discussions and practical management structures through the use of the authors' various island project work. An original feature is the focus on islands that are part of larger nations, rather than just on island sovereign states. Through an illustrated case study approach, the book focuses on the successes and challenges islands face in achieving sustainable tourism. The authors put forward innovative mechanisms such as multi-stakeholder partnerships and incentive-driven non-regulatory approaches as ways that the sustainability agenda can move forward in destinations that face specific challenges due to their geography and historic development. The case studies---from Canada, St Kitts, Honduras, China, Indonesia, Spain, Tanzania and Thailand-provide the foundation which suggests that alternative approaches to tourism development are possible if they retain sustainability as a priority.

'The theme of this volume is the relationship between tourism, development and the environment of islands and the examples featured succeed in capturing the flavour and urgency of the situation in island locations. They should help to teach all who care about islands and their character some of the steps that we need to take to ensure that character remains in the future.' Professor Richard W. Butler, University of Strathclyde, UK

'This book provides some answers. It grasps the challenge of sustainability within tourism livelihoods to explore the vulnerabilities that tourism livelihoods create and redress. The island context becomes poignant given the diversity of the case studies, yet the familiarity of many of the topics is often enhanced by the island context.' Ilan Kelman, Center for International Climate and Environmental Research, Oslo, Norway

List of Figures and Tablesp. vii
Special Preamblep. ix
Forewordp. xiii
Authors' Prefacep. xvii
List of Acronyms and Abbreviationsp. xix
Sustainability in Island Destinations
Tourism, Growth and the Need for Sustainable Tourismp. 3
Setting the Stagep. 15
Island Tourismp. 33
Challenges to Achieving Sustainability in Island Destinations
Challenges to Achieving Sustainable Tourismp. 49
Lack of Stakeholder Awareness and Education in Sanya, Hainan, Chinap. 71
Lack of Consideration for the Local Community in the Cayos Cochinos Islands, Hondurasp. 81
Unsustainable Development in Koh Phi Phi, Thailandp. 89
Lack of Long-Term Planning and Copycat Tourism in St Kittsp. 99
Successes of Achieving Sustainability in Island Destinations
Successes in Island Tourismp. 109
Gili Trawangan, Indonesia: Collaborative Partnershipsp. 121
Calviá, Mallorca, Spain: Implementing a Multi-stakeholder Policyp. 133
Chumbe Island, Tanzania: Strong Leadership and Partnership Overcomes Great Obstaclesp. 145
Moose Factory Island, Ontario: Putting Community-Based Tourism into Practicep. 155
Synthesis
Innovative Initiatives to Sustainable Tourism Developmentp. 167
Conclusion and The Way Forwardp. 179
Referencesp. 195
Appendix: Resourcesp. 213
Indexp. 219
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ISBN: 9781844077809
ISBN-10: 1844077802
Series: Tourism Environment and Development
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 30th September 2010
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1