As the tourist industry becomes increasingly important to communities around the world, the need to develop tourism in a sustainable manner has also become a primary concern. This impressive collection of international case studies addresses this crucial issue by asking what local communities can contribute to sustainable tourism, and what sustainability can offer these local communities in return. The role of the community in environmental, cultural and economic sustainability is highlighted in an extraordinary variety of contexts, ranging from inner-city Edinburgh to rural northern Portugal and the beaches of Indonesia.

Individually, the investigations in this text present a wealth of original research and source material, while collectively, they illuminate and clarify the term 'community' - the meaning of which, it is argued, is vital to understanding how sustainable tourism development can be implemented in practice.

chapter 1|14 pages

The community: a sustainable concept in tourism development?

ByGreg Richards, Derek Hall

part |2 pages

Part 1 Community participation and identity

chapter 2|19 pages

Approaches to sustainable tourism planning and community participation

The case of the Hope Valley
ByBill Bramwell, Angela Sharman

chapter 4|13 pages

Identity, community and sustainability

Prospects for rural tourism in Albania
ByDerek Hall

part |2 pages

Part 2 Sustainable tourism and the community

chapter 5|20 pages

Environmental standards and performance measurement in tourism destination development

ByBrian Goodall, Mike Stabler

chapter 6|18 pages

Developing sustainable tourism in the Trossachs, Scotland

ByAlison Caffyn

chapter 7|18 pages

Establishing the common ground

Tourism, ordinary places, grey-areas and environmental quality in Edinburgh, Scotland
ByFrank Howie

chapter 8|16 pages

Local Agenda 21

Reclaiming community ownership in tourism or stalled process?
ByGuy Jackson, Nigel Morpeth

part |2 pages

Part 3 Developing community enterprise

chapter 9|17 pages

Fair trade in tourism—community development or marketing tool?

ByGraeme Evans, Robert Cleverdon

chapter 10|16 pages

Tourism, small enterprises and community development

ByHeidi Dahles

chapter 11|15 pages

Gili Trawangan—from desert island to ‘marginal’ paradise

Local participation, small-scale entrepreneurs and outside investors in an Indonesian tourist destination
ByTheo Kamsma, Karin Bras

chapter 12|20 pages

Tourism in Friesland

A network approach
ByJanine Caalders

chapter 13|14 pages

Understanding community tourism entrepreneurism

Some evidence from Texas
ByKhoon Y. Koh

part |2 pages

Part 4 Rural communities and tourism development

chapter 14|12 pages

Can sustainable tourism positively influence rural regions?

ByJan van der Straaten

chapter 15|9 pages

Cultural tourism and the community in rural Ireland

ByJayne Stocks

chapter 16|16 pages

Agritourism—a path to community development?

The case of Bangunkerto, Indonesia
ByDavid J. Telfer

chapter 17|10 pages

Community and rural development in Northern Portugal

ByJoachim Kappert

chapter 18|17 pages

The market for rural tourism in North and Central Portugal

A benefit-segmentation approach
ByElizabeth Kastenholz

chapter 19|12 pages

Tourism brand attributes of the Alto Minho, Portugal

ByJonathan Edwards, Carlos Fernandes, Julian Fox, Roger Vaughan

chapter 20|10 pages


ByGreg Richards, Derek Hall