Special Issue "Cultural Tourism and Sustainability"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2017)
Prof. Dr. Vinod Sasidharan
School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182-4514, USA
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Interests: evaluation and implementation of grass-roots tourism initiatives; engaging local community participation in planning and decision making for sustainable tourism development; Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) based assessment of destinations; Corporate Social Responsibility evaluation in tourism
The first United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Conference on Tourism and Culture (held in Siem Reap, Cambodia, February 2015) asserted the significance of cultural tourism and its stakeholders, i.e., governments, private corporations, civil society, and local communities, in promoting and achieving sustainable development outcomes. Cultural tourism, in its myriad forms, can be a powerful tool for meeting sustainable development goals, provided the culture-tourism nexus is managed in a responsible manner through effective stakeholder collaboration. As cultural tourism grows rapidly around the globe, a critical review of the relationship between this ‘sector’ and the long-term sustainability of people, places, and events, is vital at this crucible of newly emerging sustainable development policies.
This Special Issue is intended to examine the linkages between cultural tourism and sustainable development and to generate new knowledge and insights into the dynamic relationship between the two concepts. The Guest Editor welcomes papers on all aspects related to the topic. Scholars from interdisciplinary fields are invited to contribute to this Special Issue by submitting comprehensive reviews, case studies, or research articles that focus on scientific methods and innovative statistical analyses.
Prof. Dr. Vinod Sasidharan
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- Governance: ethical decisions, responsibility to and consulting local audiences
- Community Responsibility: community resiliency, local sustainability
- Cultural Relevancy: connecting sustainability concepts to core values of destination
- Maintaining Authenticity: historic integrity with modern sustainability solutions
- Preservation Theory and Science: changing preservation standards for sustainability
- Curating Actions: building awareness of sustainability practices through education and messaging