Törn-Laapio, Anne (Ed.)


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It is commonly known that tourism is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. At its best, tourism yields positive economic impacts for the target area, e.g. by providing tourism income and jobs. Local self-esteem, as well as the image of the region, may also improve. On the other hand, tourism may also limit the regional economy, and the seasonality of the industry may increase. The major concerns are ecological detrimental effects, e.g. effects on climate, vegetation and fauna. Promoting responsible and sustainable tourism requires multidisciplinary research and proactive planning between different actors.

The publication combines a wide range of studies conducted in Europe and also presents practical solutions to develop responsible tourism. Part 1 deals with examples of platforms and networks for developing responsible tourism in Finland and part 2 introduces research articles presented at The 12th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations – ICRT conference in Jyväskylä.

Publication series: Publications of JAMK University of Applied Sciences 263
Educational Unit: School of Business
ISSN-L: 1456-2332
ISBN 978-951-830-523-4 (Printed)
ISBN 978-951-830-524-1 (PDF)
Published: 2019
Pages: 98 p.

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