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Innovative and Promising Practices in Sustainable Tourism - Vol.2

New publication edited by Nicole Vaugeois, Miles Phillips, Doug Arbogast, and Danny Twilley.

The World Leisure Centre of Excellence at Vancouver Island University and the National Extension Tourism Network are pleased to share the second volume of Innovative and Promising Practices in Sustainable Tourism. This initiative aligns with the mandate of both partners and enables the mobilization of knowledge in sustainable tourism to a global audience.

  • The World Leisure Centre of Excellence at Vancouver Island University is one of a global network of CoE of the World Leisure Organization. The Center is dedicated to questioning the relationship between leisure and sustainability, determining the level of sustainability of the leisure industry and inviting and monitoring new models and approaches to enhance sustainability.
  • The National Extension Tourism Network strives to integrate research, education and outreach within Cooperative Extension and Sea Grant institutions in the United States to support sustainable tourism thereby contributing to the long-term economic development, environmental stewardship and socio-cultural well-being of communities and regions.

Case studies are a valuable way to synthesize and share lessons learned and they help to create new knowledge and enhanced applications in practice. The intent of this volume is to provide an opportunity for academics, extension professionals, industry stakeholders and community practitioners to reflect, discuss and share the innovative approaches that they have taken to develop sustainable tourism in a variety of different contexts. 

The volume includes four cases from North and Central America and Europe, and it is available for download on VIUSpace:, DOI: 10.25316/IR-17068

Innovative Tourism Case Vol2

The GNAR Initiative: Empowering Gateway Communities Through Collaboration by Powell, Rumore and Smith:, DOI: 10.25316/IR-17069
Social Innovation as a Tool to Create a More Sustainable Tourism – the Example of the Platform Socialbnb
by Haufschild and Reiser:, DOI: 10.25316/IR-17071
Embracing Change: The Cayuga Collection’s Way of Building Resilience in the Tourism Industry by Seiferth:, DOI: 10.25316/IR-17072
Finding their Way Through the Weeds: How Festivals Navigated Legalized Cannabis by Shafto and Van Winkle:, DOI: 10.25316/IR-17073

To find this and other VIU WLCE publications on VIUSpace, please visit:

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