Regenerative Tourism: Opportunities and Challenges

Regenerative tourism has appeared as a buzzword but remains largely less understood as to its overall manifestation within different destinations and communities. This viewpoint coalesces existing knowledge about the rapidly evolving concept and denotes practical ways in which destinations can incorporate various stakeholder perspectives and levels of commitment and responsibility to bring desired outcomes to fruition. Importantly, the viewpoint emphasizes that regenerative tourism is not meant to be a one-size-fits-all phenomenon, but instead a baseline to bring together mutually agreeable goals and is predicated upon different groups working responsibly, where outcomes should be regularly monitored over time and place.

Keywords: responsible tourism; tourism resilience; tourism and sustainability; triple bottom line; tourism futures

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