Sustainable Tourism Management at Natural and Cultural Sites: A Practical Approach

A special issue of Societies (ISSN 2075-4698).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 July 2021) | Viewed by 360

Special Issue Editors

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Guest Editor
Faculty of Business, Finance and Tourism, University of Extremadura, 06006 Badajoz, Spain
Interests: sustainable tourism and leisure; visitor management strategies in areas of tourist interest; tourism and migrations; entrepreneurship and management of sustainable organizations

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Faculty of Anthropology, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, 97000 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico
Interests: visitor impacts; visitor management strategies; sustainable tourism and carrying capacity at turistified archaeological sites and natural protected areas of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue offers the opportunity to researchers and academics to present articles related to the management and handling of places of natural and cultural interest with the aim of achieving an adequate tourist sustainability of these spaces.

In this regard, the UNWTO in its Global Code of Ethics for Tourism calls on the tourism sector to work closely with other community stakeholders in the protection and preservation of natural and cultural heritage resources with a view to ensuring a sustainable future for both resources and tourism.

In order for tourism to be characterized as sustainable, the following premises are essential: Firstly, making optimal use of environmental resources, as they are a fundamental element of tourism development, maintaining essential ecological processes, and helping to conserve natural resources and biological diversity; secondly, respecting the sociocultural authenticity of the host communities, preserving their architectural and living cultural heritage and their traditional values, and contributing to understanding and tolerance between cultures; and finally, ensuring long-term viable economic activities that bring well-distributed sociocultural benefits to all actors, including stable employment and income-earning opportunities and social services for host communities, and contributing to poverty reduction.

Prof. Dr. Rocío Blanco-Gregory
Prof. Dr. Fernando Enseñat-Soberanis
Guest Editors

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  • sustainable tourism
  • management
  • carrying capacity
  • natural sites
  • cultural sites

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