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CABI Book Chapter

Sustainable island tourism: competitiveness and quality of life.

Book cover for Sustainable island tourism: competitiveness and quality of life.


This book highlights the characteristics of island tourism development, specifically outlining different impacts on the natural environment and local economy, including its effect on employment, quality of life, culture and traditions, with a set of strategic indicators suggested to plan, monitor and control the sustainability of island tourism destinations. The book also explores different public...

Chapter 1 (Page no: 3)

Sustainability and tourism development in island territories.

This chapter analyses the concept of sustainability and island tourism development, and includes a case study of a Sardinian island. The case study refers to the island of Sant'Antioco. A small group of entrepreneurs working within tourism and related sectors on the island was involved to test the feasibility of the limits of acceptable change (LAC) framework to positively debate sustainable island tourism.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 2 (Page no: 19) Ecotourism and environmental management: a case study of a partnership for conservation in Fiji. Author(s): Bricker, K. S. Kerstetter, D. L.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 35) Rhetoric versus the realities of sustainable tourism: the case of Cyprus. Author(s): Farmaki, A. Altinay, L. Yascedilla˜arata, M.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 53) The various faces of competitiveness in tourism: a survey of the extant literature. Author(s): Croes, R. Kubickova, M.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 75) Island tourism competitiveness and sustainability in the Maldives. Author(s): Carlsen, J. Zulfa, M.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 93) Quality of life, the tourism area life cycle and sustainability: a case of Cuba. Author(s): Beardsley, M.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 106) Place satisfaction, place attachment and quality of life: development of a conceptual framework for island destinations. Author(s): Ramkissoon, H.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 119) Developing a sustainable Caribbean tourism product. Author(s): Wright, A.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 135) Dive tourism and the entrepreneurial process in the Perhentian Islands, Malaysia. Author(s): Jeyacheya, J. Hampton, M. P.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 153) Stakeholders' perceived impact of wind farms at a tourism destination: a case study of Jeju Island, South Korea. Author(s): Lee SeungWoo [Lee, S. W. J. ]
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 173) Island tourism: challenges and future research directions. Author(s): Uysal, M. Modica, P.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • University of Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2016
  • ISBN
  • 9781780645421
  • Record Number
  • 20163393408