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Sustainable Tourism: An Overview of the Concept and its Position in Relation to Conceptualisations of Tourism

Citation

Hardy, A and Beeton, RJS and Pearson, L, Sustainable Tourism: An Overview of the Concept and its Position in Relation to Conceptualisations of Tourism, Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 10, (6) pp. 475-496. ISSN 0966-9582 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/09669580208667183

Abstract

Reference to sustainable tourism is now made in most strategic tourism planning documents. Yet, despite its common use, definitional arguments exist over its meaning and subsequent operationalisation. In addition to this, literature on sustainable tourism rarely discusses its development prior to the publication of Our Common Future (World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED), 1987) and its relevance to current conceptualisations of tourism. This paper analyses the context within which sustainable tourism was developed and has recently been conceptualised. It does this by assessing the development of sustainable tourism (with an Australian focus) and proposing a model which incorporates the development of sustainable tourism into tourism. The paper argues that sustainable tourism has traditionally given more focus to aspects related to the environment and economic development and that more focus should be given to community involvement.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Tourism
Research Field:Tourism not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Commercial Services and Tourism
Objective Group:Tourism
Objective Field:Tourism not elsewhere classified
Author:Hardy, A (Dr Anne Hardy)
ID Code:27125
Year Published:2002
Deposited By:Sociology and Social Work
Deposited On:2004-01-06
Last Modified:2004-01-06
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