This book calls for rethinking the meaning of sustainable development in tourism and explores how sustainability and resilience could be integrated. It argues that these concepts should be seen as interwoven processes, rather than alternative approaches. Resilience should be understood as a fundamental part of sustainable tourism thinking for destination systems. This can be achieved by calling for better governance in implementation and management. With insights from leading experts, chapters focus on resilient destinations from this governance perspective, in which tourism resilience is contextualized as an integral part of pathway creation in the process of moving towards sustainable tourism. The chapters represent a range of theoretical and empirical approaches with a wide international scope to demonstrate how governance is the key issue in sustainable tourism development.

This book will appeal to a wide range of research disciplines and students whose modules focus on the relationship between tourism with respect to sustainability planning, governance, environment, and hazards and disasters.

part I|48 pages

Definition and conceptual framework

chapter 1|11 pages

Linking destinations and resilience – challenges and perspectives

ByHarald Pechlaner, Elisa Innerhofer

chapter 3|16 pages

Multidisciplinary approaches to resilience in tourism destination studies

A conceptual framework
ByAnna Scuttari, Philipp Corradini

part II|77 pages

Destination management and governance towards resilience

chapter 7|10 pages

Integrated destination governance

An evolutionary approach to open innovation and stakeholder engagement for resilient tourism destinations
ByLauren Uğur

chapter 8|13 pages

Qualities and fields of action of destination resilience

An indicator analysis process
ByAndreas Koler, Stefan Ortner, Mike Peters

part III|75 pages

Business aspects and strategies to increase resilience

chapter 10|13 pages

Regional resilience – the special case of “money”

ByGeorg Hechenberger

chapter 11|11 pages

Destination resilience and the sharing economy

An exploration of the case of Airbnb
ByMichael Volgger, Christof Pforr, Dirk Reiser

chapter 12|11 pages

Hotel resilient – plan ahead, stay ahead. Promoting the business case for disaster and climate resilience in the tourism sector

ByMareike Bentfeld, Stephan Huppertz, Bijan Khazai, Trevor Girard

chapter 14|9 pages

Agro-tourism in Belarus

Resilience in development as a success factor
ByGeorgi Gribov, Veronika Rakitskaja

chapter 15|18 pages

The market of the tour operators in Germany within a disruptive environment

Implications for the management and the resilient orientation of destinations
ByMartin Fontanari, Timm Ewald