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Sustainability and its challenges in destinations that highly depend on tourism: a thematic literature review

Iveta Dembovska (Rezekne Academy of Technologies, Rezekne, Latvia)
Anda Zvaigzne (Rezekne Academy of Technologies, Rezekne, Latvia)

Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes

ISSN: 1755-4217

Article publication date: 10 September 2021

Issue publication date: 26 October 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

This article aims to adopt a thematic approach to a review of the literature relating to sustainability and its challenges in destinations that highly depend on tourism.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper provides a review of scientific and theoretical research studies on the concept and principles of sustainable tourism, the effects of tourism on society and sustainable tourism strategy.

Findings

The basic principles of sustainable tourism development apply to all destinations, including Cyprus. The development of tourism is associated with the observance of the principles of sustainable tourism development, which takes the form of balanced environmental and economic development and involves the observance of public interest.

Originality/value

The paper offers a broad-ranging review-based perspective on sustainable tourism and the principles and development thereof.

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Citation

Dembovska, I. and Zvaigzne, A. (2021), "Sustainability and its challenges in destinations that highly depend on tourism: a thematic literature review", Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, Vol. 13 No. 6, pp. 697-708. https://doi.org/10.1108/WHATT-07-2021-0098

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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