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Tourism and Sustainability

New Tourism in the Third World, 2nd Edition

By Martin Mowforth, Ian Munt

Routledge – 2003 – 384 pages

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    March 20th 2003


First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


'This book should be compulsorary reading for all those engaged in tourism research' - Tourism Concern

`It should be required reading for all tourism of the most significant books produced on tourism in the past few years.' - Annals of Tourism Research

'…it succeds where many others have tried and failed - in creating a truly multi-disciplinary text that places tourism and sustainabitlity firmly within its social, economic and political context…the book is to be thoroughly recommended, it provides value for money and will be a worthwhile addition to tourism libraries and a key point of reference for any course on the subject.' TESG Vol 90, no 2, 1999

"…goes beyond the call for alternative tourism, and presents a far-reaching, timely and quite penetrating critique of some of the forms of tourism that have emerged as a direct response to the clarion call for sustainable tourism development", Journal of Development Studies, Vol 35, June 1999

'Tourism and Sustainability possesses two main strengths. The first is the inclusion of a strong theoretical base, which is presented in an accessible manner, dealing in its own way with the often theory poor literature produced on tourism topics. The use of a range of case studies throughout the chapters makes the book very readable, and clarifies complex issues for those unfamiliar with the area, without over simplifying the issues. Mowforth and Munt's volume could be expected to become an essential text in the area of sustainable tourism, especially for the Third World world. - Tourist Studies

'Both the authors deserve congratulations for posing a hard question that tourism and sustainability in the present set-up appear to be incompatible. Inspired by their thesis, the reader expects a rejoinder on how to make Third World tourism sustainable.' - Tourism Recreation Research

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  1. Development Studies

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