This book provides comprehensive insight into the challenges faced by island tourism destinations and theoretical and practical paths for built in sustainability and resiliency. It explores Island Tourism Resilience within the context of ‘Lifecycles, System Decline and Resilience’.

Tourism is a key activity for many islands, and some depend on the tourism sector as a main economic activity. An exploration of islands across the globe that addresses substantial matters of ongoing sustainability and resiliency is ever important. An array of challenges including natural disasters, climate change, economic and political crises among others has been addressed in the book, with additional areas such as overtourism and COVID-19 included at the conclusion. This volume is essential reading for academics, tourism planners and policy makers seeking to develop sustainable and resilient island destinations.

With a new Foreword, Introduction, Conclusion and Afterword, the chapters in this book were originally published in the journal, Tourism Geographies.

chapter |9 pages

Introduction to island tourism sustainability and resiliency

ByMichelle McLeod, Rachel Dodds, Richard Butler

chapter |26 pages

Globalisation and cultural change in Pacific Island countries: the role of tourism

ByDenis Tolkach, Stephen Pratt

chapter |18 pages

Critiques of island sustainability in tourism

ByIlan Kelman

chapter |21 pages

Contributions to sustainable tourism in small islands: an analysis of the Cittàslow movement

ByTherez B. Walker, Timothy J. Lee

chapter |22 pages

Modelling tourism resilience in small island states: a tale of two countries

ByProsper F. Bangwayo-Skeete, Ryan W. Skeete

chapter |21 pages

Social-ecological resilience and community-based tourism in the commonwealth of Dominica

ByKristin Weis, Catherine Chambers, Patrick J. Holladay

chapter |25 pages

Immigrant entrepreneur knowledge in the tourism industry of island destinations

ByPedro Calero-Lemes, Desiderio Juan Garcıa-Almeida

chapter |21 pages

Cultivating the Chinese market through destination loyalty: enhancing resilience in the Maldives

ByDavid Weaver, Chuanzhong Tang, Laura Lawton, Yang Liu

chapter |26 pages

Tourists really do behave responsibly toward the environment in Camiguin Province, Philippines

ByMary Stephanie E. King-Chan, Robert Charles G. Capistrano, Emma Lina F. Lopez

chapter |24 pages

Community meaning making for tourism sustainability on Madura Island, Indonesia

ByTamara Young, Dian Yulie Reindrawati, Patricia Johnson, Kevin Lyons

chapter |25 pages

The integrated touristic villages: an Indonesian model of sustainable tourism?

BySylvine Pickel-Chevalier, I Komang Gde Bendesa, I Nyoman Darma Putra

chapter |25 pages

Resilience and Non-Linear Change in Island Tourism

ByAmran Hamzah, Mark P. Hampton

chapter |6 pages


ByRichard Butler, Michelle McLeod, Rachel Dodds

chapter |2 pages


ByAnthony Clayton