Today we’d like to introduce you to The Routledge Handbook of Tourism and Sustainability edited by C. Michael Hall, Stefan Gössling and Daniel Scott (published by Routledge) – one of the winners of the ITB BookAwards 2016 in the category Specialist tourism literature. This timely book is developed from specifically commissioned original contributions from recognised authors in the field, providing a systematic guide to the current state of knowledge on this area. It is interdisciplinary in coverage and international in scope through both its authorship and content.
Preceding our interview with Geoffrey Lipman, here’s a short summary of the book Green Growth and Travelism: Letters from Leaders (Goodfellow, 2012), which he edited together with Terry DeLacy, Shaun Vorster, Rebecca Hawkins, and Min Jiang. This book explores why the industry is misperceived and how it can take its rightful leadership place in the transformation to the new green economy. It fits very nicely to our interview series with leaders in sustainable tourism – researchers and practitioners – which we will continue in 2016.
Among sustainable tourism and responsible travel professionals, Professor Harold Goodwin, doesn’t need much of an introduction. Equally well known is his latest book titled Taking Responsibility for Tourism (Goodfellow Publishers, 2011), about the globally vital necessity of realising sustainable tourism. For those of you not familiar with the book, here is a short introduction and summary of key points.
Published in May 2013, International Cases in Sustainable Travel and Tourism is one of those books which every sustainable tourism researcher, developer or policy maker should have available at their fingertips. Edited by Dagmar Lund-Durlacher, Department Head and Dean, Tourism and Hospitality Management at MODUL University in Vienna (Austria) and Pierre Benckendorff, Senior Lecturer at the School of Tourism at The University of Queensland (Australia), International Cases in Sustainable Travel and Tourism is a valuable collection of best case examples and technical know-how.
Overbooked: The Exploding Business of Travel and Tourism by Elizabeth Becker (published by Simon & Schuster in 2013) is a book that has been recommended as a Must Read by many of the sustainable tourism leaders featured on Sustainability-Leaders.com so far. Elizabeth Becker uncovers how what was once a hobby has become a colossal enterprise with profound impact on countries, the environment, and cultural heritage. Enough reason to take a closer look? In a nutshell, here’s what Overbooked is all about.