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RESOURCES: BEST EN Lecture Series

BEST EN provides free teaching modules on sustainable tourism generated by BEST EN. The course material is open to educators, students and the industry to learn and collaborate for sustainable tourism education in the INNOTOUR platform. Each of the individual tutorials is comprised of a video, slides, literature and case study suggestions as well as students assignments aimed at the bachelor level. A blogging function is provided for feedback and commentary. The tutorials are created by scholars associated with BEST EN.

Author : Karen Irene Thal
School/Work Place : University of South Carolina, USA
Contact : thal@email.sc.edu
Think Tank Topic : Politics, Policy and Governance in Sustainable Tourism
Year : 2014
Related Link : http://www.innotour.com/bestenModules/20...leston-sc/

In the context of the city of Charleston, South Carolina (USA) Karen examines the potential for communication network to serve as a policy instrument. The communication network among local hotel managers is defined, which extend city sponsored programs to encourage sustainable practices among local hotel managers.


List of Articles
No. Subject Date
28 United we stand, divided we fall: Strategies for Engaging To... file Aug 02, 2016

Author: Karen Hughes & Gianna Moscardo 

Think Tank Topic: Corporate Responsibility in Tourism – Practices, Standards and Policies 

Year: 2016 

27 Disabilities and socially inclusive participation in tourism file Aug 02, 2016

Author: Kristof Tomej 

Think Tank Topic: Corporate Responsibility in Tourism – Practices, Standards and Policies 

Year: 2016 

26 Sustainable Food on holidays file Aug 01, 2016

Author: Klaus Fritz, Dagmar Lund-Durlacher, Hannes Antonschmidt 

Think Tank Topic: Corporate Responsibility in Tourism – Practices, Standards and Policies 

Year: 2016 

25 Tourists’ attitude towards and willingness to pay for eco-la... file Aug 01, 2016

Author: Isabel Lissner 

Think Tank Topic: Corporate Responsibility in Tourism – Practices, Standards and Policies 

Year: 2016 

24 Luxury and sustainability in tourism accommodation Jan 12, 2016

Dr Derek Robbins explains the importance of the business model in negotiating sustainability in luxury accommodation as well as identifying irremediable remaining conflicts.

Author: Derek Robbins 

Think Tank Topic: The Environment-People Nexus in Sustainable Tourism 

Year: 2015 

23 Tourism, Communities and Poverty Alleviation: Searching for ... Jan 12, 2016

Professor Jarkko Saarinen discusses issues of governance and governmentality as relevant in the implementation of sustainable tourism and poverty alleviation.

Author: Jarkko Saarinen 

Think Tank Topic: The Environment-People Nexus in Sustainable Tourism 

Year: 2015 

22 Bird-watching Routes as Collaborative Stakeholdership Oct 02, 2014

This lecture provides a quick overview of bird-watching tourism, including the size and scope of the activity and associated product development. Bird-watching routes have become a viable development option for the establishment of birding tourism as they promote stakeholder colla...

Author: Krisztian Vas 

Think Tank Topic: Politics, Policy and Governance in Sustainable Tourism 

Year: 2014 

» Local Networks as Sustainable Policy Instruments in Charlest... Oct 02, 2014

In the context of the city of Charleston, South Carolina (USA) Karen examines the potential for communication network to serve as a policy instrument. The communication network among local hotel managers is defined, which extend city sponsored programs to encourage sustainable pra...

Author: Karen Irene Thal 

Think Tank Topic: Politics, Policy and Governance in Sustainable Tourism 

Year: 2014 

20 Leadership as Nexus Oct 02, 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.

Author: Whitney Knollenberg & Nancy Gard McGehee 

Think Tank Topic: Politics, Policy and Governance in Sustainable Tourism 

Year: 2014 

19 Tourism Concessions in National Parks: Neo-liberal Tools Oct 02, 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 Econom...

Author: Valentina Dinica 

Think Tank Topic: Politics, Policy and Governance in Sustainable Tourism 

Year: 2014 

18 Residents' Support for Tourism and the Political Environment Oct 02, 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.

Author: Tina Šegota 

Think Tank Topic: Politics, Policy and Governance in Sustainable Tourism 

Year: 2014 

17 Policy, Politics and Governance through Stakeholder Values Oct 02, 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 i...

Author: Stephen Wearing & Paul Chatterton 

Think Tank Topic: Politics, Policy and Governance in Sustainable Tourism 

Year: 2014 

16 Tourism entrepreneurship in action and stakeholders’ relatio... Oct 02, 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 n...

Author: Marko Koscak 

Think Tank Topic: Politics, Policy and Governance in Sustainable Tourism 

Year: 2014 

15 Tropical Communities as Resources for Tourism or? Oct 02, 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.

Author: Laurie Murphy 

Think Tank Topic: Politics, Policy and Governance in Sustainable Tourism 

Year: 2014 

14 Sustainable Tourism Management Research and Education Oct 02, 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.

Author: José-Carlos García-Rosell 

Think Tank Topic: Politics, Policy and Governance in Sustainable Tourism 

Year: 2014 

13 Tourism Development as Greek Tragedy Oct 02, 2014

Professor Gianna Moscardo argues that while tourism is an applied field that can draw concepts from many disciplines, it has become very inward looking in its development of explanatory systems. This presentation looks outwards at the fields of international development and planni...

Author: Gianna Moscardo 

Think Tank Topic: Politics, Policy and Governance in Sustainable Tourism 

Year: 2014 

12 Hospitality of Sustainable Tourism Encounters: Experiences f... Oct 02, 2014

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

Author: Emily Höckert 

Think Tank Topic: Politics, Policy and Governance in Sustainable Tourism 

Year: 2014 

11 Sustainability and the politics of place in resort destinations Oct 02, 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.

Author: Alison Gill 

Think Tank Topic: Politics, Policy and Governance in Sustainable Tourism 

Year: 2014 

10 The paradox of poverty amidst the plenty of nature Jan 20, 2014

Dr. Felicité A. Fairer-Wessles discusses poverty alleviation and community empowerment for sustainable tourism development. She presents the case of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, iSimangaliso Wetlands Park in South Africa.

Author: Felicité A. Fairer-Wessels 

Year: 2013 

9 From city slicker to roo carer: The journey of a voluntourist Jan 20, 2014

Ms. Eunice Tan discusses key concepts in volunteer tourism,and relates this to a case of wildlife voluntourism experiences, learning and transformation of self.

Author: Eunice Tan 

Year: 2013 

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