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Sustainable Island Tourism

Sustainable Island Tourism

Competitiveness and Quality of Life
CABI Series in Tourism Management Research

Now Published!

Edited by P Modica, University of Cagliari, Italy, M Uysal, Professor & Dept. Chair. University of Massachusetts, USA

December 2016 / Hardback / 212 Pages / 9781780645421 £85.00 / €110.00 / $140.00
With 10% online discount: £76.50 / €99.00 / $126.00
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Main Description

Tourism continues to grow, and as the industry develops, it is important for researchers and practitioners to fully understand and examine issues such as sustainability, competiveness, and stakeholder quality of life in tourism centres around the world. Focusing on the unique perspective of island tourism destinations, this book outlines impacts on, and potential strategies for protecting, the natural environment, local economy, and local culture.

Presenting an interdisciplinary integrated approach, this important collection of new research:

- Is the first book to provide coverage on sustainable tourism best practice in island destinations;
- Focuses on the unique perspective of islands as destinations, exploring the interplays of competitiveness and quality of life;
- Includes a portfolio of conceptual, empirical, and case-based studies written by international experts to give a balanced and comprehensive view.

A timely and important read for researchers, students and practitioners of tourism, this book also provides a valuable resource for researchers of sustainability and environmental science.

    • Part l: Sustainable Island Tourism
  • 1: Sustainability and Tourism Development in Island Territories.
  • 2: Ecotourism and Environmental Management: A Case Study of a Partnership for Conservation in Fiji
  • 3: Rhetoric versus the Realities of Sustainable Tourism: The Case of Cyprus
    • Part II: Competitiveness and Quality of life
  • 4: The Various Faces of Competitiveness in Tourism: A Survey of the extant literature
  • 5: Island Tourism Competitiveness and Sustainability in the Maldives
  • 6: Quality of Life, the TALC, and Sustainability: A Case of CUBA
  • 7: Place Satisfaction, Place Attachment and Quality of Life: Development of a Conceptual Framework for Island Destinations
    • Part III: Sustainability and Alternative Resource use
  • 8: Developing a Sustainable Caribbean Tourism Product
  • 9: Dive Tourism and the Entrepreneurial Process in the Perhentian Islands, Malaysia.
  • 10: Stakeholders’ Perceived Impact of Wind Farms at a Tourism Destination. A Case Study of Jeju Island, South Korea
  • Part IV: Challenges and Future Research Directions
  • 11: Island Tourism: Challenges and Future Research Directions

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Uysal Muzaffer Uysal is a professor and chair in the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management - Isenberg School of Management at University of Massachusetts. He is a member of International Academy for the Study of Tourism, the Academy of Leisure Sciences, and serves as co-founder of Tourism Analysis: An Interdisciplinary Journal. In addition, he sits on the editorial boards of more than ten journals, including Journal of Travel Research and Annals of Tourism Research. He has authored and co-authored numerous articles, monographs, and several books related to tourism research methods, tourist service satisfaction, tourism and quality-of-life, experience value in tourism, tourism-related scales, and management science applications in tourism and hospitality. Dr. Uysal has received a number of awards for research, excellence in international education, teaching excellence, and best paper awards. His current research interests focus on tourism demand/supply interaction, tourism development, and quality-of-life research in tourism.