Sustainable tourism: Research and reality

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Title Sustainable tourism: Research and reality
Author Buckley, Ralf
Journal Name Annals of Tourism Research
Editor John Tribe
Year Published 2012
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Abstract Social and environmental impacts, responses and indicators are reviewed for the mainstream tourism sector worldwide, in five categories: population, peace, prosperity, pollution and protection. Of the ~5000 relevant publications, very few attempt to evaluate the entire global tourism sector in terms which reflect global research in sustainable development. The industry is not yet close to sustainability. The main driver for improvement is regulation rather than market measures. Some tourism advocates still use political approaches to avoid environmental restrictions, and to gain access to public natural resources. Future research priorities include: the role of tourism in expansion of protected areas; improvement in environmental accounting techniques; and the effects of individual perceptions of responsibility in addressing climate change.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2012.02.003
Copyright Statement Copyright 2012 Elsevier. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 39
Issue Number 2
Page from 528
Page to 546
ISSN 0160-7383
Date Accessioned 2012-05-02; 2012-09-10T23:03:31Z
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Environmental Impact Assessment; Impacts of Tourism
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/46745
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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