8th BEST EN Think Tank on Sustaining Quality of Life through Tourism

Janne J. Liburd (Editor), Anja Hergesell (Editor)

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The BEST EN Think Tank VIII acknowledges that tourism is a well-known tool to facilitate

regeneration and economic development and enhance the quality of life of visitors and host

communities. The theme reflects the fact that finding the right balance between the welfare of

tourists, host communities and the environment, reducing conflict, recognising mutual dependency,

and enhancing quality of life requires a sustainable approach to the development and management

of destinations, organisations and enterprises. The three day event included a variety of

approaches to explore the topic: keynote speeches, research paper presentations, an industry

open forum supporting the development of regionally-based case studies, and breakout sessions

dedicated to the development of a cutting edge research agenda.

The proceedings present work by academics and practitioners worldwide, who research various

aspects of sustainable tourism with an emphasis, particularly from its keynote speakers on the

conference theme.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication8th BEST EN Think Tank on Sustaining Quality of Life through Tourism
Number of pages200
PublisherUniversity of Technology Sydney
Publication date2008
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-9803860-2-8
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventBEST EN Think Tank VIII - Izmir, Turkey
Duration: 24. Jun 200827. Jun 2008
Conference number: 8


ConferenceBEST EN Think Tank VIII

Bibliographical note

© BEST EN 2008. All rights reserved.
Publisher University of Technology Sydney
Sydney, Australia
ISBN 978-0-9803860-2-8
To cite papers from these proceedings, please use this format.
Lead author surname, initial., second and subsequent author surname, initial., (2008) “Title of
Paper”, in J.J. Liburd & A. Hergesell (eds.) Conference Proceedings of BEST EN Think Tank VIII, CD-ROM, Sydney: University of Technology Sydney, page number(s) of contribution


  • quality of Life
  • tourism
  • sustainability


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