Sustainable tourism: development, decline and de-growth. Management issues from the Isle of Man

  title={Sustainable tourism: development, decline and de-growth. Management issues from the Isle of Man},
  author={Brendan Canavan},
  journal={Journal of Sustainable Tourism},
  pages={127 - 147}
  • Brendan Canavan
  • Published 2 January 2014
  • Economics, Business
  • Journal of Sustainable Tourism
The concept of sustainable tourism emerged as a reaction to the impacts of tourism development. This paper shows the relevance of sustainable tourism to tourism decline and the rising interest in de-growth. Mixed-methods research in the Isle of Man, UK, was carried out by analysing 355 postal questionnaires sent to randomly selected island households, and conducting 32 in-depth personal interviews. The research revealed a series of negative environmental and social consequences of tourism… 

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