Special Issue "Sustainable Community-Based Tourism: A Resilience Perspective"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 June 2020.
Interests: community-based tourism; environmental anthropology; resilience thinking; community studies
Community-based tourism (CBT) is growing all around the world thanks to local communities’ initiatives and the support of international bodies, governments, international cooperation agencies, NGOs and indigenous organizations. The literature on CBT offers us a clear vision of what is expected of a community-based tourism initiative from a sustainable perspective: (1) local leadership, substantiated by the community ownership, planning, managing and control over tourist activity and its profit (empowerment); (2) commitment to the conservation of natural and cultural resources in the territory; and (3) prioritization of the social and economic development of the community. Thus Community-based tourism and social-ecological sustainability seem to be soundly linked. But to understand CBT effects on sustainability we need an analytical approach that allows us to capture its multidimensionality and complexity. We consider resilience thinking as an appropriate theoretical and methodological framework to analyze the CBT phenomenon from diverse yet integrated perspectives.
The goal of this Special Issue is to pool contributions that use different perspectives on resilience (socio-ecological resilience, community resilience, tourist resilience, etc.) to shed light on the study of CBT sustainability. The Special Issue target is to gain a more complex understanding of the cultural, social, economic and environmental transformation processes associated with CBT experiences through the lens of resilience.
Therefore we are considering contributions that develop different approaches or perspectives to CBT within a resilience framework, presenting either case studies or synthesis papers that permit comparisons and further reflections on the sustainability of CBT.
Prof. Dr. Esteban Ruiz-Ballesteros
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- Community-based tourism
- Social sustainability
- Environmental sustainability
- Social-ecological resilience
- Community resilience