Sustainable Tourism on a Finite Planet: Environmental, Business and Policy Solutions

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Sustainable Tourism on a Finite Planet: Environmental, Business and Policy Solutions

A comprehensive new book on sustainable tourism management, by Megan Epler Wood, will be released in January 2017 to be published by Earthscan Press, Routledge for availability worldwide in paperback, hard cover, and ebook form. This book is being timed for release to help guide the Post-Paris COP 21 dialog on measuring tourism impacts and the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.

This book helps all those involved in international tourism develop the new skills, tools and investments required to protect irreplaceable global resources from the impacts of escalating tourism demand over the next 50 years. It documents how technology and the growing global middle class are driving a travel revolution which requires a new paradigm in managing tourism destinations.

Travel and tourism supply chains and business models for hotels, tour operators, cruise lines, airlines and airports are analysed and environmental management techniques are proposed for each sector. A pragmatic set of solutions are offered to support the transition to lower impact tourism development worldwide.

This book serves as an academic text book, and offers approachable reading on lessons learned and new approaches for policy makers, business people, and environmental analysts alike.

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