Learning from experience? Progress towards a sustainable future for tourism in the Central and Eastern Andalucían littoral

Barke, Mike and Towner, John (2003) Learning from experience? Progress towards a sustainable future for tourism in the Central and Eastern Andalucían littoral. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 11 (2-3). pp. 162-180. ISSN 0966 9582

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09669580308667201

Abstract

This paper examines the recent development of tourism on the coast of Andalucía to the east of Málaga city in the light of explicit assertions of the adoption of sustainability principles by the Spanish tourism authorities. Using a simple model of sustainable tourism and comparing the eastern coastal area with the earlier developed Costa del Sol, it is concluded that any progress towards more sustainable forms of tourism activity in the east are, at best, superficial. An examination of two major proposed developments, at Maro and Retamar, demonstrates the continuing growth-oriented strategy of tourism in the region and a clear failure to engage with the environmental, sociocultural and political contexts of sustainable tourism development.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L700 Human and Social Geography
N800 Tourism, Transport and Travel
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2015 15:55
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:35
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/19553

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