Theory, practice, history, terminology and issues surrounding sustainable tourism development. Sustainable tourism planning and management are examined in the context of sustainable livelihoods. A comprehensive survey of sustainable tourism components- including indicators of sustainability, community participation, poverty alleviation, alternative tourism, governance and power, and socio-environmental responsibility- will be covered from a systems thinking perspective.
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Stuart Cottrell is a Professor in the Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources at CSU and coordinator of the undergraduate concentration in Global Tourism. He teaches courses in ecotourism, sustainable tourism development, and tourism research. His research focus includes sustainable tourism development, travel and tourism behavior, visitor impact management, and decision-making in travel and tourism. Research projects involve monitoring the socio-cultural impacts of sustainable tourism development in Europe’s protected areas in Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, Romania, Poland, and Sweden. One of the highlights of Dr. Cottrell’s teaching involves the monitoring of diseased corals and volunteer based conservation projects for an NGO in the Bahamas. Stu’s passion is sailing. Early in his career, Stu was Program Director of the Florida National High Adventure Sea Base, a marine aquatic program with the Boy Scouts of America in the Florida Keys. He has also run his own sailing charters as a business owner. Currently Stu is a proud owner of a 50-foot classic sailboat with many new waters he looks forward to crossing in the future.