Tourism Ethics Author: David A. Fennell

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01 Dec 2017
Aspects of Tourism
Channel View Publications
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This book remains the most in-depth large-scale introductory text on ethics as applied to tourism, examining the deep theoretical aspects of how human nature applies to tourism. It explores theory from a number of different disciplines, provides an overview of work on moral reasoning and development, and weaves together theory with real-world tourism ethics problems and issues. The new edition of this landmark volume has been reworked and updated to take into account important works published since the first edition, including more than 100 new references on ethics and tourism ethics, and to engage more with 20th century theorists in philosophy. It continues to be an important text for students and researchers in tourism, recreation and leisure studies, geography, environmental studies and business.


For over a decade, Fennell’s Tourism Ethics has been the foundational text for students and seasoned scholars of tourism alike seeking a point of entry into this complex subject matter. Conscientiously and brilliantly updated, this second edition is impressive in its scope and clarity. It will find a welcome place on textbook lists and reference shelves worldwide.

- Kellee Caton, Thompson Rivers University, Canada

This is a profound analysis of a subject of increasing importance in tourism. Fennell does an excellent job of interpreting and relating a vast body of theory on ethics to tourism, making this essential reading for any scholar seriously interested in the topic. He covers a wide range of disciplines and illustrates the problems raised with well-chosen examples of ethical issues and difficulties that exist in modern day tourism.

- Richard Butler, Emeritus, University of Strathclyde, UK

Author Biography:

David A. Fennell is a Professor in the Department of Geography and Tourism Studies, Brock University, Canada. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Ecotourism. His research interests include tourism ethics, ecotourism, nature-based tourism and tourism and animal ethics.

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Postgraduate, Research / Professional, Undergraduate, Text

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