“Ethical and Responsible Tourism” explains the methods and practices used to manage the environmental impact of tourism on local communities and destinations. The three core themes of the book – destination management, environmental and social aspects of ethical sustainable development and business impacts – are discussed across both topic and case study chapters, alongside explanatory editorial analysis with all chapters clearly signposted and interlinked. The case studies address specific and practical examples from a global range of examples including sites in Australia, Central America, Europe Union countries, Japan, North America and South America.

The book was shortlisted for a 2019 Taylor & Francis Outstanding Book & Digital Product Award in the Outstanding New Textbook category! 

Used as a core textbook, the linking of theory, in the topic chapters, and practice gained through case studies, alongside further reading and editorial commentary, “Ethical and Responsible Tourism” provides a detailed and comprehensive learning experience. Specific case studies may be used as standalone examples as part of a case teaching approach, and the editorial and discussion elements are designed to be suitable for those simply seeking a concise overview, such as tourism professionals or potential investors in sustainable tourism projects. This book will be essential reading for students researchers and practitioners of tourism, environment and sustainability studies.

With regard to active and adventure tourism, the book has included topic chapters and case studies which have both direct and indirect connections to active and adventure tourism. The editors have regarded the active and adventure tourism input as a critical component of understanding the wider concept of sustainable tourism at a local level.

Ethical and responsible tourism

Some specific chapters which engage with active and adventure tourism are given below:

  • Slow adventure in remote and rural areas: creating and narrating the tourism product

JELENA FARKIĆ , STEVE TAYLOR & SARA MAIR BELLSHAW

  • Active and adventure tourism in the planning of local destination management

MARKO KOŠČAK & TONY O’ROURKE

  • Micro-financing a sustainable, ethical, local project

ANDREW DONALDSON

  • Bicycle networks as a new ground project: the Montesilvano case study

ANTONIO ALBERTO CLEMENTE

  • Sustainable tourism development and its implementation: a case study of glamping accommodation providers in local tourism destinations

MAJA KLANČNIK, BARBARA PAVLAKOVIČ & MARKO KOŠČAK