Tourism continues to grow, and as the industry develops, it is important for researchers and practitioners to fully understand and examine issues such as sustainability, competitiveness, and stakeholder quality of life in tourism centers around the world. Focusing on the unique perspective of island tourism destinations, this book outlines impacts on, and potential strategies for protecting the natural environment, local economy, and local culture.
Presenting an interdisciplinary integrated approach, this important collection of new research:
- Is the first book to provide coverage on sustainable tourism best practice in island destinations;
- Focuses on the unique perspective of islands as destinations, exploring the interplays of competitiveness and quality of life;
- Includes a portfolio of conceptual, empirical, and case-based studies written by international experts to give a balanced and comprehensive view.
A timely and important read for researchers, students and practitioners of tourism, this book also provides a valuable resource for researchers of sustainability and environmental science.