Archive for June, 2012

The concept of sustainable development and its application to tourism by Dr. Janne Liburd, University of Southern Denmark (Denmark)

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

This presentation introduces the concept of sustainable development and its application to tourism.


Powerpoint slides: Conceptualising_STDb.pptx


Literature suggestions:

Liburd, J.J. and Edwards, D. (2010) Understanding the Sustainable Development of Tourism. Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers.

Miller, G., Rathouse, K., Scarles, C., Holmes, K. and Tribe, J. (2010) Public understanding of sustainable tourism and leisure. Annals of Tourism Research Vol. 37 (3), 627–645.

Schellhorn, M. (2010) Development for whom? Social justice and the business of ecotourism. Journal of Sustainable Tourism Vol. 18 (1), 115–135.

Jamal, T. and Watt, E.M. (2011) Climate Change Pedagogy and performative action: toward community-based destination governance. Journal of Sustainable Tourism vol. 19 (4-5), 571-588.

Moscardo, G. (2007) Sustainable Tourism Innovation: Challenging basic assumptions. Tourism and Hospitality Research vol. 8 (1), 4-13.

Miller, G. and Twining-Ward, L. (2005) Monitoring for a sustainable tourism transition. CABI Publishing.

Carlsen, J. and Butler, R. (eds) (2010) Island Tourism: Sustainable perspectives. CABI Publishing.

Sustainable Luxury Tourism: Is such a thing possible? by Prof. Gianna Moscardo, James Cook University (Australia)

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

The module shows the complex relationship that exists between the concepts of luxury and sustainability in the accommodation sector.

The following teaching material is provided:


Powerpoint presentation including E-tivity: Sustainable Luxury Tourism by Prof Gianna Moscardo

Journal article: Sustainable luxury: oxomoron or comfortable bedfellows?


Tourism/luxury businesses that claim they offer sustainable luxury

Critiques of the concept