Sustainable Tourism Principles, Contexts and Practices Author: David A. Fennell, Chris Cooper

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30 Jan 2020
Aspects of Tourism Texts
Channel View Publications
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This new textbook provides a comprehensive overview of sustainable tourism framed around the UN’s sustainable development goals. It examines the origins and dimensions of sustainable tourism and offers a detailed account of sustainable initiatives and management across destinations, the tourism industry, public sector and leading agencies. The book explores the principal values and priorities in sustainable development through a better understanding of values, ethics and human nature. It covers a broad range of studies from an array of disciplinary perspectives and includes learning objectives, discussion questions and international case studies throughout. It is an important text for students and researchers in tourism and sustainability.


This book will surely become the standard text on sustainable tourism and remain so for a long time. It is well written and closely argued, very well referenced, and includes clear and highly relevant examples. The authors do much more than touch all the bases, they explore them in depth, and not only discuss what could be done, but how and why such actions need to be taken.

- Richard Butler, Emeritus Professor, University of Strathclyde, UK

It is very clear that we need to do a better job of educating people about what sustainability means for tourism. This book is an excellent addition to the resources we need for this education. In addition to providing a comprehensive overview of the major elements and core concepts of relevance, it also contains numerous case studies that many readers will find of great value. Most importantly, it tackles the values, ethics and motivations needed if we are to make tourism a force for good.

- Gianna Moscardo, James Cook University, Australia

Author Biography:

David A. Fennell is a Professor in the Department of Geography and Tourism Studies, Brock University, Canada. He is the editor of the Journal of Ecotourism.

Chris Cooper is a Professor in the School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Leeds Beckett University, UK. He is co-editor of Current Issues in Tourism.

Readership Level:

Postgraduate, Research / Professional, Undergraduate, Text

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