Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Our Future Destinations: Backcasting for Sustainable Tourism
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The tourism industry has continuously grown in the last fifty years, promoted economic growth and created jobs (UNWTO, 2017). Nevertheless, this industry is impacting and greatly stressing natural environments and societies inciting a transformation towards a more sustainable form of tourism practices (Williams & Ponsford, 2009).

The United Nations General Assembly declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development (UNWTO, 2016). The purpose of the declaration was to position the tourism industry as a tool to address the Universal 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (UNWTO, 2016).

A backcasting participatory approach was used to explore the roles of the SDGs in creating future sustainable tourism destinations, using Swedish Lapland as a reference. The study uses backcasting as a method together with a literature review and semi-structured interviews to key stakeholders. The study concludes that SDGs are good parameters to describe current scenarios in order to develop desired ones. It also finds that sustainable future tourism destinations are highly connected with environment and society as part of the core experience, resecting traditions and culture. In order to achieve sustainable future destinations legislation, better practices and alternative methods of transportation need to be implemented alongside creating an experience that is based on responsibility towards nature and societies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 60
Series
Examensarbete vid Institutionen för geovetenskaper, ISSN 1650-6553 ; 2018/16
Keywords [en]
Sustainable Development, Backcasting, Sustainable Tourism, Tourism Destination
National Category
Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-353535OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-353535DiVA, id: diva2:1217868
Subject / course
Sustainable development
Educational program
Master Programme in Sustainable Development
Presentation
2018-05-31, Geocentrum, Villavägen 16, Uppsala, Uppsala, 13:30 (English)
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2018-06-15 Created: 2018-06-13 Last updated: 2018-06-15Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(3765 kB)74 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 3765 kBChecksum SHA-512
087c59a2ea4b4bd891faf75dc08fdf27f68cc6762e0dd976f70d31a11ee512bac405605d92e0914eb6efbd63efae807de133df3e06b6716ef77ec83a9baf1c5e
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
Department of Earth Sciences
Earth and Related Environmental Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 74 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 331 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf