BESTEN Think Tank XV: the Environment-People Nexus in Sustainable Tourism: finding the balance

Hay, Rachel (2015) BESTEN Think Tank XV: the Environment-People Nexus in Sustainable Tourism: finding the balance. In: Proceedings of the BESTEN Think Tank XV. From: BESTEN Think Tank XV: The Environment-People Nexus in Sustainable Tourism: finding the balance, 17-21 June 2015, Kruger National Park, South Africa.

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We are pleased to present the proceedings of the BEST Education Network (BESTEN) Think Tank XV entitled The Environment People Nexus in Sustainable Tourism: Finding the Balance. The event was held in the Kruger National Park, South Africa, June17-21, 2015, in conjunction with the Faculty of Economic & Management Sciences; Division of Tourism Management; University of Pretoria, South Africa.

BEST EN is an international consortium of educators committed to furthering the development and dissemination of knowledge in the field of sustainable tourism. The organization's annual Think Tank brings together academics and industry representatives from around the world to discuss a particular theme related to sustainable tourism and push the research and education in this specific field forward.

The concept of sustainability in tourism is a challenging one; it is subject to much critical debate, especially with regard to finding an appropriate balance between the different dimensions of sustainable tourism. The location of the 2015 BEST EN Think Tank, Kruger National Park, offers an opportunity to explore the challenges of managing the relationships between people and places that are, or may become, subject to tourism development, including balancing social and economic needs with environmental considerations.

The proceedings present work by academics and practitioners worldwide, who research various aspects of the conference theme. They include the abstracts and papers accepted by the scientific committee following a double blind peer review process.

Item ID: 43131
Item Type: Conference Item (Edited Volume)
ISBN: 978-0-9942333-2-5
Keywords: BESTEN, sustainability
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