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Tourism Geographies

Guest Editor's Collection

The Guest Editor of Tourism Geographies, Jarkko Saarinen, has hand-picked a selection of articles which have made a significant impact in the field.

A quarterly, peer-reviewed journal which explores tourism and tourism-related areas of recreation and leisure studies from a geographic perspective, Tourism Geographies brings together academic and applied research and regional traditions from around the world, including multi-disciplinary approaches from geography and related fields such as anthropology and other social sciences, landscape architecture, urban and regional planning, and environmental science and management.



Tourism and sustainable development goals: Research on sustainable tourism geographies

Jarkko Saarinen, Geography Research Unit, University of Oulu, Finland, and School of Tourism and Hospitality, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Since the turn of the 1990s many international development and policy-making organisations have perceived the tourism industry with its local and regional connections as a high-potential tool for putting sustainable development into practice. Recently, the capacity of tourism to work for sustainable development has been highlighted in relation to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which were adopted in 2015. This connection underlines the importance and responsibility of tourism as one of the world’s biggest industries to contribute and make a difference to sustainable development both locally and globally. The SDGs define the agenda for global development to 2030 by addressing pertinent challenges such as poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, and peace and justice. Tourism geographers and allied disciplines have held strong and long-term interest in sustainability issues and have contributed significantly to this emerging and highly policy-relevant research field. Existing scholarship on sustainable tourism demonstrates the rich body of research that provides a fertile and critical ground for studies on the SDGs by tourism geographers and other social scientists in the future.

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These articles will be available to read for free until 28/02/2019 - click on an article below to start reading.

Tourism Geographies Collection

Article TitleAuthor(s)VolumeIssue
Sustainable tourism: A state‐of‐the‐art review Richard W. Butler 11
Sustainability and self‐regulation: Critical perspectivesAllan M. Williams & Armando Montanari 11
Inclusive tourism development, Tourism GeographiesRegina Scheyvens & Robin Biddulph204
Tourism and the Millennium Development Goals: perspectives beyond 2015Jarkko Saarinen & Christian M. Rogerson 161
Corporate social responsibility in tourism post-2015: a Development First approachEmma Hughes & Regina Scheyvens 185
Can MNCs promote more inclusive tourism? Apollo tour operator's sustainability workMaría José Zapata Campos, C. Michael Hall & Sandra Backlund 204
Tourism and Poverty Reduction: Issues for Small Island StatesRegina Scheyvens & Janet H. Momsen 101

New Avenues

Article TitleAuthor(s)VolumeIssue
Community sustainability and resilience: similarities, differences and indicatorsAlan A. Lew, Pin T. Ng, Chin-cheng (Nickel) Ni & Tsung-chiung (Emily) Wu 181
Evolutionary economic geography: reflections from a sustainable tourism perspectivePatrick Brouder 193

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