Monitoring for a Sustainable Tourism Transition

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September 2005



Sustainable tourism is not a static target, but a dynamic process of change, a transition. This book considers how monitoring using indicators can assist tourism to make such a sustainability transition. It encourages the reader to view tourism from a broad, interdisciplinary perspective and draws on material from a wide range of sources. The book explains why monitoring is important for different groups of stakeholders; public and private sector, NGOs and communities. It also examines important monitoring considerations such as what and where to measure, how much will monitoring cost and how the data can be presented. The book puts particular emphasis on indicator use and implementation. It highlights the process and techniques to develop and use indicators and then provides clear and detailed examples of monitoring in practice around the globe at different geographic scales.


Part 1: Introduction; Sustainable Development; Sustainable Tourism; Part 2: Motivations for Monitoring; Private Sector Drivers; Public Sector Drivers; Part 3: Monitoring Process; Monitoring Using Indicators; Developing Indicators; Implementing Monitoring Systems; Part 4: Introduction to Case Studies; The World Tourism Organisation; Tourism Optimisation Management Model; Samoa Sustainable Tourism Indicator Project; The Tour Operators' Initiative for Sustainable Development; Conclusion.


"This volume makes a very significant contribution because it represents the first serious and properly researched volume on indicators for sustainable tourism. Without such indicators, monitoring is ineffective and policies on sustainable tourism merely rhetoric. It should make a long and valuable contribution to the literature."
EAN: 9780851990514
ISBN: 0851990517
Untertitel: The Challenge of Developing and Using Indicators. New ed. Illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CABI Publishing
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2005
Seitenanzahl: 368 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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