Managing Sustainable Tourism

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Intelligently designed tourism strategies for the twenty-first century!
Successful tourism development and marketing are dependent on maintaining a delicate balance between economic growth and the protection of environments. Managing Sustainable Tourism: A Legacy for the Future tackles the tough issues of tourism such as negative environmental impact and cultural degradation, and provides answers that don't sacrifice positive economic growth. This essential book offers practical plans for fostering harmonious relationships among local communities, the private sector, not-for-profit organizations, academic institutions, and governments at all levels as well as develops management practices and philosophies that protect natural, built, and cultural environments while reinforcing positive and orderly economic growth.
Managing Sustainable Tourism discusses in-depth the sensible guidelines for protecting environment, heritage sites, and local culture while developing realistic tourism goals for compatible economic growth. Useful strategies for sustainable tourism are detailed for each tourism type, along with useful tried-and-true marketing techniques aimed at cooperation and respect for all types of environments. Case studies, research, and supplemental reading lists clearly illustrate ideas and the author's qualified suggestions.
Managing Sustainable Tourism explores:
the future of the tourism industry
understanding sustainable tourism
the economics of community growth through tourism
marketing the sustainable tourism product
nature tourism
heritage tourism
cultural tourism
rural tourism
practical guidelines for sustainable tourism
a workable global sustainable tourism initiative
Managing Sustainable Tourism is an ideal resource for educators, students, developers, entrepreneurs, investors, tourism strategists, planners, policymakers, and anyone interested in sustainable tourism for the new millennium.


Edgell, Sr, David L.
Edgell Sr, David L

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Foreword (Stanley Selengut)



Chapter 1. Tourism Today and Tomorrow


The World of Tourism

Charting a New Course for Sustainable Tourism

Overview of Chapters

Case Study One: The U.S. Virgin Islands' Newest Sustainable Tourism Product—St. Croix Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve

Chapter 2. A Philosophic Approach to Sustainable Tourism

Sustainable Tourism Dominates Our Future

What to Look For in Sustainable Tourism

Sustaining the Tourism Product

Best Practices to Guide Tourism's Future

Case Study: Ecuador—The Wonderful World of the Galapagos Islands

Chapter 3. Is Sustainable Tourism Economically Viable?

Thinking Through Sustainable Tourism

The Economics of Community Growth Through Tourism

Strategic Planning for Sustainable Tourism

Marketing the Sustainable Tourism Product

Case Study: Missouri, Big Cedar Lodge—The Epitome of Sustainable Tourism

Chapter 4. Nature-Based Tourism: Don't Fool with Mother Nature

Nature-Based Tourism Was Never So Good

Yes, Tourism Impacts Natural Areas

Protecting the Environment Through Tourism Development

The Name of the Game Is Quality

Case Study: Sustainable Ecotourism Development in the Emberá Indigenous Communities—Chagres National Park, Panama

Chapter 5. What Is Our Heritage?

Heritage Tourism: In the Beginning

Heritage Tourism: Today and Tomorrow

Definitions Are Good

Modeling Heritage Tourism

Case Study: Looking for Lincoln—Vandalia, Illinois Develops New Lincoln Park

Chapter 6. Culturally, Tourism Is Important

What Is Cultural Tourism?

What Are Our Problems with Culture?

Avoiding the Pitfalls

What Are the Priorities of Action?

Case Study: Early Native Americans—Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

Chapter 7. Tourism Goes Country

Tourism to Rural Areas

Valuable Tourism Products

The Dynamics of the Tourism Industry

Community Involvement Makes for Successful Tourism

Case Study: Roanoke River Paddle Trail—A “Watery” Approach to Rural Tourism

Chapter 8. Strategies for Sustainable Tourism

Tourism Development Must Have a Strategy

Strategies for Rural Areas As Well

Practical Guidelines for Sustainable Tourism

Best Practices for Sustainable Tourism

Case Study: A Rural Masterpiece—Kansas Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

Chapter 9. Managing Sustainable Tourism

A Paradigmatic Shift

Recognize and Plan Strategy

Don't Get Too Crowded

Effective Management Is the Way to Go

Case Study: The Embodiment of Managed Tourism—Canada, Banff National Park

Chapter 10. More to Say About the Future

Inventory, Assess, Plan, Develop, Market, and Manage

A Global Sustainable Tourism Initiative That Might Just Work

Research and Education—Our Pathway to the Future

Sustainable Tourism Has Arrived and Is Healthy

Case Study: Sustainable Tourism in the U.S. Virgin Islands, St. John—Maho Bay, Harmony, and Concordia



Managing Sustainable Tourism: A Legacy for the Future tackles the tough issues of tourism such as negative environmental impact and cultural degradation, and provides common sense answers that don't sacrifice positive economic growth. Detailing the benefits as well as the pitfalls, the author clearly discusses what must be done to sustain the tourism industry in the new millennium. Case studies, photographs, research, and supplemental reading lists clearly illustrate ideas and practical suggestions.
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