Beyond sustainability: Optimising island tourism development

Lim, Charles C. and Cooper, Chris (2009) Beyond sustainability: Optimising island tourism development. International Journal of Tourism Research, 11 1: 89-103. doi:10.1002/jtr.688

Author Lim, Charles C.
Cooper, Chris
Title Beyond sustainability: Optimising island tourism development
Journal name International Journal of Tourism Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1099-2340
Publication date 2009-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/jtr.688
Volume 11
Issue 1
Start page 89
End page 103
Total pages 15
Place of publication West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Language eng
Abstract This paper aims to identify the current challenges facing the sustainable development of island tourism and to develop a new conceptual approach to sustainable development based upon optimisation. The optimisation process for island tourism will be discussed through the development of a new life cycle model — the multifunctional interactive process cycle that is calibrated using a set of 15 island tourism status indicators. The paper also seeks to explain how a complex and dynamic tourism system can be developed that takes a destination towards an optimal sustainable state to satisfy both visitors and the local community.
Keyword Optimisation
Sustainable development
Island tourism
Destination management
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: UQ Business School Publications
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