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Leisure & tourism

Leisure & tourism

Since the 1970s, CABI has been covering the global literature on travel, tourism, leisure, recreation, sport, hospitality and culture. CABI offers unique resources supporting research and learning; collating information not just from specialist journals and books in the leisure and tourism fields, but also all relevant material from CABI’s wider coverage in rural development, health, economics and the environment. 

The Leisure Tourism internet resource is the complete information service covering leisure, recreation, sport, hospitality, tourism and culture. We also publish a wide range of books covering all aspects of leisure and tourism.

The United Nations declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The International Year aimed to raise awareness of the contribution of sustainable tourism to development among decision-makers and the public, while mobilizing all stakeholders to work together in making tourism a catalyst for positive change.

CABI was delighted to be a ‘Friend’ of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. Sustainable tourism provides jobs in rural areas, helping families add to or replace their farming incomes. It also creates attractive job opportunities for women and youth.


Gender Equality and Tourism: Beyond Empowerment

How far has tourism brought empowerment as autonomy, agency, and authority to the women working in and producing tourism experiences? What are the underlying reasons for the continued biases that hold some women back; or for others how tourism has al...

Degrowth in Tourism: Conceptual, Theoretical and Philosophical Issues

The modern-day world faces a hostile climate, depleted resources and the destruction of habitats. The dream that growth will lead to a materialistic utopia is left unfulfilled by a lack of ecological and economic capacity. The only choice is to find ...

Tourism and Animal Welfare

This book addresses the issue of animal welfare within the tourism experience. The first part explores the meaning of 'animal welfare' and its relation to ethics, animal rights, and human obligations to animals. It also explores the nature and divers...