Innovation for Sustainable Tourism: International Case Studies

Janne J. Liburd (Editor), Jack Carlsen, D Edwards, P Forde

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Innovation is the key to responding to the future challenges that confront all sectors of society and the economy, and especially in tourism. Within tourism, there are numerous corporations and destinations around the world that are responding to the ecological, social and economic challenges and making the transformation toward sustainability through innovation. This book assembles ten case studies of large and small enterprises and destinations in developed and developing nations that are pursuing innovative practices that will enhance the sustainability of their operations.

The chapters in this volume are based on primary and secondary research by the contributing authors and each chapter has been peer reviewed prior to publication. Cross-case analysis (Patton 1990) was also used to provide a framework for comparing and contrasting the different types and contexts of innovation and provide for an integrated overview of the drivers, barriers, processes and networks for innovation.

The cases have been prepared for use in research and teaching of innovation, and the analysis and case notes are both designed to facilitate discussion and further investigation of innovation, not only in tourism, but in other economic sectors as well.

Being an online publication, it is expected that updates in successive editions of this first book will add further to the description and analysis of innovation for sustainable tourism and hence provide a resource for those seeking to enhance the teaching, research and practice of innovation.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAustralien
PublisherBEST Education Network
Number of pages146
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-9803860-3-5
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • Innovation
  • tourism
  • sustainable development


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