Geopolitical dimensions of sustainable tourism

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Title Geopolitical dimensions of sustainable tourism
Author Weaver, David Bruce
Journal Name Tourism Recreation Research
Year Published 2010
Place of publication India
Publisher Centre for Tourism Research
Abstract Contemporary discourses on sustainable tourism aspire to be comprehensive through their emphasis on interrelated environmental, economic, and socio-cultural dimensions of sustainability, yielding so-called 'triple bottom line' outcomes. A more comprehensive approach, however, requires consideration of the geopolitical context that facilitates these outcomes, and subsequently the tourism phenomena which support that context. Global dimensions include entities and strategies that mobilize tourism as a vehicle for world peace and economic equity between rich and poor states. Regional and bilateral initiatives include tourism-focused trans-boundary parks and other inter-state collaborations. State-level considerations include encouragement of wide-ranging domestic tourism, focused especially on national icons. Tourism as a vehicle for supporting the economic and cultural self-actualization of minority groups is a primary sub-state dynamic.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.trrworld.org/article.php?aid=460&year=2010&vol=35&issue=1
Volume 35
Issue Number 1
Page from 45
Page to 53
ISSN 0250-8281
Date Accessioned 2010-06-17
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Institute For Tourism
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Tourism
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/32261
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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