Sustainable Tourism is vital reading for anyone seeking to understand the complexities associated with sustainable tourism development, and how government and industry have responded to the challenges the concept poses.

The major areas addressed in this edited volume are:

* perspectives and issues associated with the concept of sustainable tourism development
* accreditation, education and interpretation, including specific examples such as Green Globe 21, the European Blue Flag Campaign and the WWF's PAN Parks Programme
* sustainable tourism case studies of tourist destination regions, natural areas and tourism enterprises drawn from Africa, Australia, the South Pacific, North America, South-east Asia and the Caribbean

An impressive international editorial team has combined to present in this text not only a variety of perspectives on sustainable tourism development, but also significant insights into barriers, challenges and current industry and government responses to it in various parts of the globe. 'Sustainable Tourism' will be a welcome addition to the libraries of tourism industry professionals, individuals involved in the management of natural areas; tourism policy makers; tourism academics; and students with an interest in the future sustainability of tourism and the industry that supports it.

part |32 pages

Issues and Perspectives

part |86 pages

Accreditation, Education and Interpretation

chapter |10 pages

Interpretation as the centrepiece of sustainable wildlife tourism

BySam H. Ham, Betty Weiler

chapter |13 pages

Travel ecology and developing naturally

Making Theory–Practice Connections
ByThomas D. Potts, Rich Harrill

chapter |31 pages

Green Globe

Sustainability Accreditation for Tourism
ByTony Griffin, Terry DeLacey

chapter |14 pages

The European Blue Flag campaign for beaches in Slovenia

A Programme for Raising Environmental Awareness
ByMihalič Tanja

chapter |16 pages

PAN Parks

WWF's sustainable tourism certification programme in Europe's national parks
ByXavier Font, André Brasser

part |90 pages

Tourist Destination Areas

chapter |19 pages

Perspectives on sustainable tourism in the South Pacific

A Programme for Raising Environmental Awareness
ByDavid B. Weaver

chapter |27 pages

How sustainable is Mekong tourism?

ByAnita Pleumarom

chapter |13 pages

Towards sustainability

Examples from the UK Coast
ByDavid Johnson

chapter |15 pages

Steps towards sustainability monitoring

The Case of the Resort Municipality of Whistler
ByDavid Waldron, Peter W. Williams

part |87 pages

Tourism Enterprises and Attractions

chapter |10 pages

Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Meeting the Challenges of Conservation and Community Development through Sustainable Tourism
ByAndrew Lepp

chapter |17 pages

Convicts and conservation

Con Dao National Park, Vietnam
ByGreg Ringer

chapter |17 pages

Making paradise last

Maho Bay Resorts
ByChristina Symko, Rob Harris

chapter |15 pages

The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort

Moving Towards Sustainability
ByEsther Speck

chapter |12 pages

Wildlife conservation, tourism and the private sector

The Case of Earth Sanctuaries Limited
ByRob Harris