448 pages, 13 b/w photos, 99 b/w illustrations, 19 tables
'If unequal opportunities are large within many countries they are truly staggering on a global scale', so concludes the World Bank's 2006 World Development Report. It is a global unevenness within which the barriers to immigration of Third World migrants to wealthy First World nations go ever higher, whilst the barriers to travel in the reverse direction are all but extinct.
So how exactly can tourism contribute to narrowing this glaring inequality and gap between the rich and the poor? Are ever-expanding tourism markets – and the new, responsible, forms of tourism in particular – a smoke-free, socio-culturally sensitive form of human industrialisation? Is alternative tourism really a credible lever for lifting poverty stricken countries out of the mire of global inequality, setting them on the right track to 'development', and 'making poverty history'?
Tourism and Sustainability, Fourth Edition critically explores and challenges what have emerged as the most significant universal geopolitical norms of the last half century – development, globalisation and sustainability – and through the lens of new forms of tourism demonstrates how we can better understand and get to grips with the rapidly changing new global order. The fourth edition has been extensively updated and includes a new chapter on climate change and sustainable tourism.
Drawing on a range of examples from across the Third World, Tourism and Sustainability, Fourth Edition illustrates the social, economic and environmental conditions for the growth of new tourism. Tourism and Sustainability is original in its assessment of tourism through the lens of power – who holds it; how it is used; and who benefits from the exercise of power in the tourism industry. Additionally, the analysis is an interdisciplinary one and Tourism and Sustainability, Fourth Edition will therefore be useful to students of Human Geography, Environmental Sciences and Studies, Politics, Development Studies, Anthropology and Business Studies as well as Tourism itself.
2. Globalisation, Sustainability, Development
3. Power and Tourism
4. Tourism and Sustainability
Part 2 The Actors
5. A New Class of Tourist: trendies on the trail
6. Socio-Environmental Organisations: where shall we save next?
7. The Industry: lies, damned lies and sustainability
8. 'Hosts' and Destinations: for what we are about to receive
9. Governance, Governments and Tourism: selling the Third World
Part 3 New Issues
10. Climate Change, Carbon Accounting and New Tourism
11. New Tourism and the Poor
12. New Tourism in Cities: guess who's coming to town?
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