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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.

List of Articles
No. Subject Date
7 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 

6 The paradox of poverty amidst the plenty of nature Jan 19, 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 

5 From city slicker to roo carer: The journey of a voluntourist Jan 19, 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 

4 Measuring Tourism: Developing a Regional Level Framework for... Jan 19, 2014

This lecture presents a systematic framework for measuring the social impacts of tourism.

Author: Elena Konovalov, Laurie Murphy & Gianna Moscardo 

Year: 2013 

3 Island Tourism Sustainability Jan 19, 2014

This BEST EN lecture on the sustainability of island tourism discusses some of the common problems faced by islands of economic dependency, social insularity and ecological fragility.

Author: Jack Carlsen 

Year: 2012 

2 The concept of sustainable development and its application t... Jan 19, 2014

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

Author: Janne J. Liburd 

Year: 2012 

1 Sustainable Luxury Tourism: Is such a thing possible? Jan 17, 2014

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

Author: Gianna Moscardo 

Year: 2012 

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