This interactive lecture provides a brief overview of the concept of sustainable tourism and its application in practice. It first introduces the development of sustainable tourism from a historical perspective. It then examines the management of tourism development and its relationship to the conservation of natural, social and cultural resources at the destination. Finally, using case studies and industry best practice examples, the session leads to critical discussions of sustainable tourism applications from a contemporary international tourism perspective.
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