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Luxury Tourism in Remote Destinations: An Inquiry into Sustainability

Advances in Hospitality and Leisure

ISBN: 978-1-83982-385-5, eISBN: 978-1-83982-384-8

ISSN: 1745-3542

Publication date: 30 November 2020


At a time when many people are experiencing stress, burnout, and strain at work, a relaxing vacation becomes increasingly important. Remote locations such as Bali, the Maldives, or the Caribbean have experienced a steady increase in popularity: exotic dishes, turquoise water, and white sandy beaches are often tourist magnets. While the corona crisis is changing the name of the game at this point, those destinations may attract travelers seeking remote destinations catering to the individual rather than the group. In response, new luxury resorts have emerged in recent years fostering global travel with its set of positive and negative impacts on the environment, the economy, and communities. In light of a global climate emergency, is luxury tourism in remote destinations compatible with sustainable development? This chapter, exploratory by nature, concludes that if there is one hope, it is that sustainability becomes the sine qua non of luxury tourism in the near, post-corona future.



Legrand, W. (2020), "Luxury Tourism in Remote Destinations: An Inquiry into Sustainability", Chen, J.S. (Ed.) Advances in Hospitality and Leisure (Advances in Hospitality and Leisure, Vol. 16), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 65-81.



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