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. Faculty and students will benefit from having access to current examples where researchers and practitioners are approaching common issues, opportunities and trends. Practitioners, volunteers, board members and leaders of community organizations will benefit from having a platform to share their own innovative practices or to gain insights from those in other contexts. Each case incorporates some learning outcomes and discussion questions to guide readers and learners in case exploration. This volume includes four cases from North and Central America and Europe.
Preface — The GNAR Initiative: Empowering gateway communities through collaboration / Jake Powell, Danya Rumore, & Jordan Smith — Social innovation as a tool to create a more sustainable tourism: The example of the platform Socialbnb / Alexander Haufschild & Dirk Reiser — Embracing change: The Cayuga Collection’s way of building resilience in the tourism industry / Carolin Seiferth — Finding their way through the weeds: How festivals navigated legalized cannabis / Kiri Shafto & Christine Van Winkle.