Tourism and Sustainability: New Tourism in the Third World

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Tourism and Sustainability explores and challenges the most significant geopolitical ideas of the last two decades -sustainability, globalisation and development - and demonstrates their significance for understanding the emergence, growth and potential new forms of tourism in the Third World. This second edition of the book has been extensively updated to firmly re-situate it in the development literature. It includes new material on: *Third World development and tourism *The emergence of pro-poor tourism *A consideration of the UN International Year for Ecotourism *The fair trade in tourism movement *Ecolabelling and certification *Corporate social responsibility *Participation. Drawing on a wealth of examples from across the Third World, Tourism and Sustainability illustrates the social, economic and environmental conditions for the growth of new tourism. In assessing the impact and potential of new forms of tourism the range of activities of those involved is critically reviewed, from the industry and tourists, to governments and global agencies such as the World Bank. It suggests that while there are grounds for optimism, the faith assigned to new tourism may be misplaced and the uneven and unequal nature of the development process seems to be set to undercut its future potential.

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'This book should be compulsorary reading for all those engaged in tourism research' - Tourism Concern

`It should be required reading for all tourism adacemics..one of the most significant books produced on tourism in the past few years.' - Annals of Tourism Research


'...it succeds where many others have tried and failed - in creating a truly multi-disciplinary text that places tourism and sustainabitlity firmly within its social, economic and political context...the book is to be thoroughly recommended, it provides value for money and will be a worthwhile addition to tourism libraries and a key point of reference for any course on the subject.' TESG Vol 90, no 2, 1999

"...goes beyond the call for alternative tourism, and presents a far-reaching, timely and quite penetrating critique of some of the forms of tourism that have emerged as a direct response to the clarion call for sustainable tourism development", Journal of Development Studies, Vol 35, June 1999

'Tourism and Sustainability possesses two main strengths. The first is the inclusion of a strong theoretical base, which is presented in an accessible manner, dealing in its own way with the often theory poor literature produced on tourism topics. The use of a range of case studies throughout the chapters makes the book very readable, and clarifies complex issues for those unfamiliar with the area, without over simplifying the issues. Mowforth and Munt's volume could be expected to become an essential text in the area of sustainable tourism, especially for the Third World world. - Tourist Studies

'Both the authors deserve congratulations for posing a hard question that tourism and sustainability in the present set-up appear to be incompatible. Inspired by their thesis, the reader expects a rejoinder on how to make Third World tourism sustainable.' - Tourism Recreation Research

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Martin Mowforth, Ian Munt
Editore: Routledge (2003)
ISBN 10: 041527169X ISBN 13: 9780415271691
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Descrizione libro Routledge, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 2. Codice libro della libreria DADAX041527169X

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