Archive for September, 2014

Leadership as Nexus

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Whitney and colleague Nancy McGee explore partnerships, power, and policy as important components of sustainable tourism. This discussion focuses on the central role of leadership in the integration and development of these sustainable tourism components.

Tourism concessions in National Parks: neo-liberal tools

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

This module/tutorial explores the implications for sustainable tourism in the National Parks of New Zealand as a result of recent changes on the governance regime for tourism concessions, introduced by decision makers of neo-liberal orientation to facilitate a ‘Conservation Economy’.

Residents‘ support for tourism and the political environment

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Ms. Tina Šegota discusses resident’s attitudes towards sustainable tourism development. She presents the case of Bled, which is one of the most visited tourism destination in Slovenia.

Policy, Politics & Governance through Stakeholder Values

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Dr. Stephen Wearing and Dr. Paul Chatterton examine some of the progress being made by REDD+ and examine how in other work in Community Based Ecotourism (CBET) there have been failures in implementing the on ground projects. They discuss what might be learned and how it might be implemented in the REDD Forest Climate Change Initiative.

Tourism entrepreneurship in action and stakeholders’ relationship

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

In this presentation, we present the case of the “Heritage trails through Dolenjska and Bela krajina in SE Slovenia” by which sustainable rural development takes an integrated approach in terms of start-up, implementation and development and is supported by and benefits from the notion of a core of multiple stakeholders.

Tropical Communities as resources for Tourism or?

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Dr Murphy reviews the barriers to sustainable tourism development faced by rural and developing regions and explores the notion of tourism and its potential contribution to community well-being, with a focus on Flora’s community capitals framework.

Sustainable Tourism Management Research and Education

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Dr García-Rosell calls for a plurality of discourses, meanings and ethical theories in sustainable tourism management research and education. PBL as an example.

Tourism Development as Greek Tragedy

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Professor Gianna Moscardo argues that while tourism is an applied field that can draw concpets from many disciplines, it has become very inward looking in its development of explanatory systems. This presentation looks outwards at the fields of internatioanl development and planning and adopts, what has been called in thess fields, a ‘tragic vision’ as tool for understanding how to improve sustainaile tourism development practice.

Hospitality of Sustainable Tourism Encounters: Experiences from Nicaragua

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

This lecture draws focus on the encounters between rural communities and tourism experts in the Northern highlands of Nicaragua. Emilie probes how respecting the priority of the welcome of the other, over responsibility for the other, could open up spaces for more ethical relationships in the spheres of tourism.

Sustainability and the politics of place in resort destinations

Monday, September 29th, 2014

In this video, the factors underlying how the mountain resort of Whistler, British Columbia,Canada, sought to move from a growth-dependent path towards one striving for a more sustainable future are discussed.