Handbook on Sustainable Urban Tourism

Maxim, Cristina ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2343-3100, Morrison, Alastair M., Day, Jonathon and Coca-Stefaniak, J. Andres (2023) Handbook on Sustainable Urban Tourism. Edward Elgar Publishing, Research Handbooks in Tourism series. UNSPECIFIED, Cheltenham, UK. ISBN 978 1 80392 673 5 (In Press)

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The Handbook on Sustainable Urban Tourism focuses on an important topic, sustainability in urban tourism destinations, which is an under-researched area of study (Maxim, 2016; Morrison & Maxim, 2022). Cities, in particular large cities, are important destinations that attract many types of visitors due to their complex characteristics and the variety of attractions they offer. However, they are also confronted with many challenges, with sustainability being a key challenge that many large cities are currently facing. At the same time, cities are expected to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with one of the goals specifically designed for urban destinations – Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable. This Handbook therefore covers topics related to the importance of sustainability debates for tourism cities, as well as challenges and issues associated with the implementation of sustainable development in urban destinations, as reflected in research or seen in practice.

The main aims of the Handbook of Sustainable Urban Tourism are therefore to:
- Review contemporary issues, challenges and trends in sustainable urban tourism.
- Present practical approaches and solutions for the implementation of sustainable tourism development in urban destinations.
- Discuss the contribution of urban destinations towards advancing the Sustainable Development Goals.
- Examine important aspects related to sustainable urban tourism, such as overtourism, social justice, environmental protection, and local community participation.
- Explore the sustainable urban tourism practices and challenges in different parts of the world.

The Handbook thus covers key challenges and issues in sustainable urban tourism, as well as contemporary debates related to research and practice in this field. Topics discussed include contemporary trends and issues in sustainable urban tourism, aspects related to the planning and managing of sustainable urban destinations, and views on sustainable urban tourism development from different parts of the world.

Item Type: Book
Depositing User: Cristina Maxim
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2023 12:33
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2023 13:41
URI: https://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10057

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