Sustainable Tourism Practices in the Mediterranean showcases and examines the current and future trends in sustainable tourism in this popular region where tourism is one of the leading determinants of economic development.

This volume examines the effects of specific recent events including terrorism, financial crises and various political changes in the Mediterranean region. Looking at a range of destinations, island and mainland, urban and rural, summer and winter and emergent and declining zones, it provides a comprehensive overview of this area. It also draws on a number of wide-ranging themes such as gastronomy, (corporate) social responsibility, entrepreneurship, ethical issues, service quality, health and the slow city, offering an insightful study of the challenges the Mediterranean region faces and the sustainable practices that can be implemented in order to overcome them.

Written by leading academics in the field, this book will be of great interest to upper-level students, researchers and academics in Tourism, Development Studies and Geography.

chapter 2|13 pages

Sustainable tourism development

Issues and applications in the Mediterranean region
ByÖzgür Özdemir, Tevfik Demirçiftçi

chapter 3|11 pages

Sustainability in gastronomy tourism

The Mediterranean region
ByCandide Çulhaoğlu Uludağ

chapter 4|17 pages

Social sustainability and innovations in tourism

Cases from Slovenia
ByDejan Krizaj, Vinod Sasidharan

chapter 5|47 pages

Social entrepreneurship and ethical issues

Examples from the Mediterranean
ByGaye Acikdilli, Christopher Ziemnowicz

chapter 6|14 pages

Corporate social responsibility and sustainable development in the Mediterranean

The case of the Spanish hotel industry in the Barcelona region
ByAysin Pasamehmetoğlu, Mustafa Mehmet Gökoğlu

chapter 7|9 pages

Customer relationship management and service challenges in the Mediterranean region

ByÖzlem Özbek, Roya Rahimi

chapter 8|15 pages

Freshwater and wastewater management in Mediterranean hotels and resorts

Owner-operator issues
ByWilly Legrand, Nicolas Dubrocard

chapter 9|16 pages

Food tourism and foodies in Italy

The role of the Mediterranean diet between resilience and sustainability
ByAlessio Cavicchi, Cristina Santini

chapter 10|14 pages

Promoting the Slow City concept as a sustainability strategy

The Seferihisar case
ByGonca Güzel Şahin

chapter 11|17 pages

Health tourism in the Mediterranean

ByMelanie Smith