The Future of Tourism

Innovation and Sustainability

  • Eduardo Fayos-Solà
  • Chris Cooper

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Eduardo Fayos-Solà, Chris Cooper
    Pages 1-16
  3. Tourism Futures and the Technological Facets of Innovation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Margarita Robaina, Mara Madaleno
      Pages 19-41
    3. Carlos Romero Dexeus
      Pages 43-69
    4. Larry Yu, Philippe Duverger
      Pages 71-91
    5. Natarajan Ishwaran, Maharaj Vijay Reddy
      Pages 93-110
    6. Chris Cooper, Eduardo Fayos-Solà, Jafar Jafari, Claudia Lisboa, Cipriano Marín, Yolanda Perdomo et al.
      Pages 111-127
  4. Cultural Paradigms and Innovation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. David A. Fennell
      Pages 155-177
    3. Chiara Ronchini
      Pages 179-194
    4. Salvador Anton Clavé
      Pages 195-211
    5. Chris Cooper, Francois Bedard, Benoit Duguay, Donald Hawkins, Mohamed Reda Khomsi, Jaume Mata et al.
      Pages 233-251
  5. Tourism Governance Innovation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Conor McTiernan, Rhodri Thomas, Stephanie Jameson
      Pages 301-314
    3. Chris Cooper, David Betbesé, Bertil Klintbom, Beatriz Pérez-Aguilar
      Pages 315-323

About this book


This book presents the foundations for the future of tourism in a structured and detailed format. The who-is-who of tourism intelligence has collaborated to present a definitive blueprint for tourism reflecting the role of science, market institutions, and governance in its innovation and sustainability. The book adopts a comprehensive approach, exploring recent research and the latest developments in practice to inform the reader about instruments and actions that can shape a successful future for tourism. Broad in scope, the book incorporates the perspectives of leading tourism academics, as well as the views of tourism entrepreneurs, destination managers, government officials, and civil leaders.
The book is divided into three parts, the first of which addresses the scientific facets of innovation, analyzing the challenges and opportunities that technology provides for organic and disruptive developments in tourism, which will shape its future. In turn, the second part examines socio-cultural paradigms – with a view to dismantling traditional barriers to innovation. It also explores the role of heritage and the ethics of inclusiveness as drivers for sustainable tourism. The third part investigates new ways and means in governance and policy making for tourism. It introduces advances such as strategic positioning, symbiotic partnerships, and innovative management, and closes by presenting governance frameworks for an inclusive and sustainable future of tourism.


sustainable tourism development innovation in tourism tourism policy disruptive business model digital transformation tourism code of ethics tourism governance framework

Editors and affiliations

  • Eduardo Fayos-Solà
    • 1
  • Chris Cooper
    • 2
  1. 1.Ulysses Foundation MadridSpain
  2. 2.School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality ManagementLeeds Beckett UniversityLeedsUnited Kingdom

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