Spotlight on Sustainable Tourism Resources
Sustainability is a topic that is relevant to all areas of tourism, events and hospitality. Whether you’re studying hotels or restaurants as part of the hospitality industry, are interested in gastronomy or are researching tourism development you will find that sustainability is a thread that weaves through many areas.
In today’s blog post we’re going to share a few examples of information resources where sustainable tourism intersects with other topics such as human resource management, gastronomy, urban tourism.
Hopefully these resources will give you some ideas for your own information searches:
You’ll find a number of books using the keywords “sustainable tourism” on the Library Catalogue. It can be a good idea to add a date filter so that you can see what has been published recently. Below are just a few examples…
- Goldblatt, S. D. (2011) The Complete Guide to Greener Meetings and Events
- Edgell, D.L. (2016) Managing sustainable tourism: a legacy for the future
- Hall, C.M. (2013) Sustainable culinary systems: local foods, innovation, tourism and hospitality ebook
You can search for more books on the Library Catalogue and view your recommended reading on My Module Resources.
- Journal of Sustainable Tourism
This is a key journal when studying sustainable tourism and there are many relevant articles published within it. A recent article (published in 2018) which may be of interest – especially to students on TLH112, and those who will be doing TLH255 in semester 2 – is “Sustainable human resource management as a driver in tourism policy and planning: a serious sin of omission” by Baum T
- Sustainable Cities and Society
A recent article published in this journal (July 2018) was “Sustainable tourism development efforts by local governments in Poland” authored by Kapera, I.
What is Discover?
Discover is what we call the search tool you use to find journal articles. When you type your keywords into the search box on the library web page and choose to search journals you will be taken to Discover. You may also hear it be called Library Search but they are the same thing.
You’ll find loads more articles on Discover…
These are just a few example articles about sustainability from two journals, but you’ll find loads more on Discover. The screenshot below gives an example of how many results you get with just a few keywords:
The struggle for Sustainable Tourism Development (Briefing Feb 2017 & Video Apr 2017)
This briefing on the Euromonitor Passport databasee considers climate change and sustainability in the tourism and lodging industries.
You can access Euromonitor Passport via the Library web page (just find it in the Databases A-Z)
The UN website for Sustainable Development of Tourism collates their work and the committees and networks leading initiatives. You will find information and relevant documentation on relevant areas such as tourism and climate change, ecotourism, tourism development and tourist travel.
Visit the Sustainable Development of Tourism website https://sdt.unwto.org/
The UNWTO publish books and reports on a range of tourism topics and publish many of them for free. Some recent UNWTO reports include:
- “The transformative power of tourism: a paradigm shift towards a more responsible traveller” (Published 2016)
- Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals – Journey to 2030 (Published 2018)
The library have collected the free online publications, and the print copies we have purchased into one list which you can browse and even filter using tags:
Sustainability Case studies from VisitBritain
VisitBritain share a number of case studies from British tourism businesses including hotels.
Not sure what other types of information you might find? Take a look at the Key Resources pages which can point you in the right direction.