Sustainability in Tourism

A Multidisciplinary Approach

  • Ian Jenkins
  • Roland Schröder

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-8
  2. Ian Jenkins
    Pages 33-51
  3. Thomas Rieger
    Pages 53-68
  4. Robert S. Bristow
    Pages 69-84
  5. Thomas Meuser, Carola von Peinen
    Pages 85-102
  6. Britt Ventriglia, Ruth Rios-Morales
    Pages 103-122
  7. Andy Middleton
    Pages 137-157
  8. Mark Piekarz, Michelle Callanan
    Pages 159-175
  9. Roland Schroeder, Oliver Hahn
    Pages 177-191
  10. Ian Jenkins
    Pages 192-209
  11. David Horrigan
    Pages 210-220
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 221-227

About this book


Today travel and tourism have evolved beyond an annual trip to the seaside. Long-haul flights around the globe are fully booked with both business and leisure travelers; health tourism is expanding exponentially and religious travel continues to support a significant portion of tourism in some countries. The age of mass tourism, whilst making travel affordable for all societal groups, has also created environmental problems on both a micro and macro level. A key question is therefore how can tourism be made more sustainable? Under the broad umbrella of sustainable development, this book examines sustainable tourism by taking into account factors such as media, business profitability, educational inclusiveness, political and community needs, medical tourism and aspects of sustainable labeling and marketing. Furthermore, each author offers perspectives on methods that industry and governments might employ to create more sustainable practices and policies.



·        Environmental Responsibility & Climate Change

·        Cultural Vitality and Social Equity

·        Economics and Finance of Sustainable Tourism

·        Marketing, Media and Education

·        Barriers and Solutions


 Target Groups


·        Scholars and students of tourism research and study areas such as Tourism, Leisure Management, Sustainable Development, Green Business

·        Industry and practitioners in the above mentioned fields


About the Editors

Prof. Dr. Ian Jenkins is Research Director at Les Roches Gruyere University of Applied Science, Bulle, Switzerland.

Prof. Dr. Roland Schröder is Dean of the Department of Media & Communication at BITS University of Applied Sciences, Iserlohn, Germany.



Editors and affiliations

  • Ian Jenkins
    • 1
  • Roland Schröder
    • 2
  1. 1.Les Roche Gruyere UniversityBulleSwitzerland
  2. 2.BiTS Business and Information TechnologyIserlohnGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-8349-2806-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-8349-7043-5
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