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Chapter 15 Tourism and Sustainability

DOI: 10.23912/9781911396437-3639

ISBN: 9781911396437

Published: November 2017

Component type: chapter

Published in: Geography of Tourism

Parent DOI: 10.23912/9781911396437-3402



Sustainability is a concept used with increasing frequency in relation to tourism. It is often linked to terms such as ‘green’ tourism or ‘ecotourism’ and may also be considered to be a form of ‘alternative’ tourism. However, despite being used for over 30 years, the term sustainability, has not been well defined, which does not stop it being used often. To a certain extent, it can be argued that sustainability is now an overused term and is open to abuse (Mason, 2016), particularly from sectors of the tourism industry, who use it as a marketing term in an attempt to indicate that their product is worthier than another’s.

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Mason, P. (2017) "Chapter 15 Tourism and Sustainability" In: Mason, P. (ed) . Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers http://dx.doi.org/10.23912/9781911396437-3639


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