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Book: Routledge Handbook of Trends and Issues in Tourism Sustainability, Planning and Development, Management, and Technology

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The book defines and provides a systematic classification scheme for sustainable development trends and issues in the public and private sectors reviewing them in four thematic areas on tourism, such as: Sustainability / Planning and Development / Management / Technology.

This new book, entitled as “Routledge Handbook of Trends and Issues in Tourism Sustainability, Planning and Development, Management, and Technology,” edited by Alastair M. Morrison and Dimitrios Buhalis, deals with unprecedented comprehensiveness the issues and trends of tourism, documented on global scale by leading tourism scholars, arguably not found in any other handbook.

The contributing authors have helped to establish the credibility and authority of this handbook throughout a comprehensive overview on theoretical and practical perspectives and interpretation of trends and issues in tourism sustainability, planning and development, management and technology.

83 leading tourism scholars, from around the world, contributed to this handbook especially emphasizing on the need to prioritize sustainability and achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Specifically, this handbook provides information on the differences between domestic, outbound and inbound markets and highlights the tourism supply sub-sectors’ variations upon geographic regions. Students and professionals interested in tourism field, hospitality and sustainability, as a core topic in their education and research, will find a wealth of interdisciplinary knowledge on tourism trends and issues, on global scale by 2021–2022.

Sustainability

Sustainability, quality of tourism, the operational system of conducting tourism, the definition of “essential tourism”, the “Great Reset” of tourism (what actually means and on which pillars it is based on), climate change and tourism Philanthropy, as an integral part of responsible tourism, the Baby Boomers and the Sustainable Tourism, are the main themes of the book in the field of Sustainability. Fair pricing, as an important element of Corporate Social Responsibility, in the context of sustainable management, supports various goals in collaborations, providing equal opportunities and remuneration, but also increasing the sustainable treatment of scarce natural resources as a proposal solution to the issue of the so-called “cheap nature”.

Design and Development

The problem of visitors’ harassment by traders, the Cross-border Tourism – as regional development and integration for cross-border destinations-, the Inclusion in tourism as a strategy of community-based rural tourism growth and the evolving position of domestic stray animals in tourism, open up a serious and perking discussion in the tourism experience designing and enabling the sustainable development in the tourism field.

Management

This section provides understandings of the ‘well-being’ in tourism and hospitality workplace. Resilient leadership in the tourism industry faces disruptive changes in the industry and cultivates resilience in them and their teams. Educating women in tourism entrepreneurship and the emerging trends highlight the need to promote women entrepreneurs in tourism. The American Labor Revolution and the massive economic crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in lost revenue (that cannot be regained) whilst industry not finding enough workers, and economists describing this phenomenon as “redistribution friction”. Resilience is becoming an increasingly important topic in professional practice and academic research. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) acts as a powerful marketing tool in the hospitality industry by highlighting the opportunities and challenges that arise from its implementation.

Chinese outbound tourism chapter and its future analyzes thoroughly the competition with the United States, the isolationist movement during the pandemic, and the aging of the Chinese population. The popular tourism product “all-inclusive holiday packages” intertwined with mass tourism and destination development, has been dramatically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic: as tourist preferences have changed, focusing on concepts such as social distance, quality and safety, a vertical decrease on the transaction costs has been gained.

Technology

TGSVs helping to improve travel intentions, travel vlogging becoming one of the most powerful ways to discover places, form images and create expectations, alongside with AR – VR and PVP technologies – positively influence online hotel booking intentions- are being described as the main section’s thematic which testimonies the importance of consumer’s “engagement” in the whole process “co-creation/destruction”.

Prospects for social media communication, gamification, urban mobility, digital nomadism are the opportunities arising in the future of communication, services and products as the world changes at high speeds. Emerging trends of smart tourism theories mainly focus on how information, communication technology and big data affect marketing, product and destination development.

Digital Tourism Safe Zone Network: Transparent communication will be even more important to travelers in stimulating demand. Personal experiences, expert advice and concerns about distancing will drive consumer behavior in the short to medium term. The reconstruction of tourism development in China and the opportunities of global digitization in the field of providing high-quality public services, enable the transformation of the Consumer Internet into Industrial Internet Services.

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Giota Moschopoulidou is a graduate of Tourism Business Management and a Graduate of the Postgraduate Diploma of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, with a scientific specialization in "Tourism and Regional Development". She is professionally active as Scientific Tourism Development Consultant, with many years of experience in the spectrum of tourism development and specialization in Tourism Marketing and Regional Development. As a scientific editor of TravelDailyNews, she writes on Development/Sustainability/Innovation-Technology/Alternative Forms of Tourism and Culture issues. She is responsible for the scientific book presentations of tourism.

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