Tourism and Sustainability: Challenges, Conflict and Core Knowledge

  • Gianna MoscardoEmail author
Part of the CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance book series (CSEG)


There are a number of critical connections between tourism and sustainability as recognised in the consistent inclusion of tourism in UN discussions of sustainability and evident in the substantial government and academic literature on tourism and sustainability. This chapter has two main goals. First, it will provide an overview of the concept of sustainability and its connections to tourism for educators seeking to introduce it into a tourism education program. Second, the chapter will present a critical review of the concept of sustainable tourism as a way of encouraging a deeper understanding of the relationship between tourism and sustainability.


Sustainability Sustainable tourism Quality of life Ethics Tourism planning 


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  1. 1.James Cook UniversityTownsvilleAustralia

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