Special Issue "Sustainable Management in Tourism and Hospitality"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Economic, Business and Management Aspects of Sustainability".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2016)
Dr. Ian Patterson
Associate Professor, School of Business, Tourism Cluster, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland, Australia
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Interests: Associate Professor Patterson has been a member of the academic staff in the UQ Business School (Tourism) at the University of Queensland since he was appointed Associate Professor in 2001. He was Research Director of the School between 2001 and 2004, and in 2008. Dr Patterson was Co-Editor of the academic journal, Annals of Leisure Research, between 2004 and 2011, and had previously served as an Associate Editor of Schole: A Journal of Leisure and Recreation Education, and of the Journal of Park and Recreation Administration. Dr. Patterson has successfully supervised the completion of 15 Ph.D. scholars. He has published 18 book chapters and over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles in the areas of tourism, leisure, sports, and health. In 2006, he completed a textbook for CABI International entitled “Growing older: tourism and leisure behaviour of older adults.”
Dear Colleagues,The tourism and hospitality industry is one of the largest industries in the world. International tourism has grown by 5% in 2013 to 1.087 billion. This is expected to reach 1.5 billion by 2020 (United Nations World Tourism Organization, 2014). However, as more regions and countries develop their tourism industries, these areas will experience significant impacts on their natural resources, consumption patterns, pollution levels, and social systems.
As a result, “sustainable tourism” has become the new buzz word for tourism operators, so as to incorporate a suitable balance between the three dimensions of tourism development: the environmental, the economic, and the socio-cultural. This balancing act aims to guarantee the long-term sustainability of tourism. Sustainability is about more than just looking after the natural environment; it is about considering the social and economic impact of what we do and how we do it. Thus, the pillars of sustainable tourism are environmental integrity, social justice, and economic development.
This Special Issue will comprise of a selection of papers that will address the three pillars of sustainable tourism and are based on the following themes:
The optimal use of environmental resources, the maintenance of essential ecological processes, and the need to conserve natural heritage and biodiversity, which are key elements in sustainable tourism development.
The need to respect the socio-cultural authenticity of host communities, so as to conserve their built and living cultural heritage and traditional values, and to contribute to inter-cultural understanding and tolerance.
To ensure viable, long-term economic operations, so as to provide socio-economic benefits to all stakeholders that are fairly distributed, including stable employment and income-earning opportunities and social services to host communities, which are helping to alleviate poverty.
Papers selected for this Special Issue will undertake a rigorous peer review process.
Dr. Ian Patterson
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- sustainable tourism
- environmental resources
- economic development, stakeholders
- natural heritage