Book Launch: Tourism & the MDGs

Book Launch: Tourism & the MDGs



Sustainable Tourism & the MDGs

About the Book

The new publication "Sustainable Tourism & The Millennium Development Goals: Effecting Positive Change" demonstrates how sustainable tourism can assist in supporting and meeting the goals set forward by the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, achieve universal primary education, promote gender equity and empower women, reduce child mortality, improve maternal health, combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases, ensure environmental sustainability and develop a global partnership for development.


The MDGs are the world's time-bound and quantified targets for addressing extreme poverty in its many dimensions, while promoting gender equality, education, and environmental sustainability.



Book Signing

Dr. Rosemary Black, Senior Lecturer, Charles Sturt University


Dr. Black is a Senior Lecturer at Charles Sturt University in Albury Australia. She has over 30 years experience in industry and academia. She has published three books and more than 30 refereed publications. She is a member of the GSTC Training and Education Working Group and a member of the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication.

Dr. Kelly Bricker, Chair, TIES, Associate Professor, University of Utah


Dr. Bricker serves as the Chair of TIES and the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, actively contributing to global efforts to build partnerships, implement initiatives and support research on ecotourism, community health and well-being, natural resources, sustainable tourism certification and destination management strategies.

Dr. Stuart Cottrell, Associate Professor, Colorado State University


Dr. Cottrell is an associate professor in the Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources at Colorado State University. His research focuses on sustainable tourism development and protected area management in EU protected areas. He completed his PhD at Penn State University and has taught at Wageningen University in the Netherlands for 6 years.


Visit Jones & Bartlett Learning's exhibit booth at the ESTC-EXCHANGE exhibit during the following networking breaks (Monday, September 17th, 16:00-17:00, and Tuesday, September 18th, 9:00-9:30) to get your copy of "Sustainable Tourism & The Millennium Development Goals: Effecting Positive Change" with a special conference attendee discount (20% off) and to have your copy signed by the co-editors: Dr Kelly Bricker, Dr Rosemary Black, and Dr Stuart Cottrell.



Tourism & the MDGs: Case Studies

Ms Emily Eddins Ms Kelly Galaski Mr Jeremy Schultz Dr Wolfgang Strasdas

Ms. Emily Eddins - "Bridging the Gap: Volunteer Tourism’s Role in Global Partnership Development"  

Ms. Kelly Galaski – "Connecting Communities to the Tourism Supply Chain"

Mr. Jeremy Schultz – "Environmental Outreach and Ecotourism: Support for Conservation in Fiji's Interior Highlands"

Dr. Wolfgang Strasdas – "Ecotourism's carbon footprint - The case of Namibia"


The breakout session 4.4 Tourism and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) (Wednesday, September 19th, 13:00 - 15:00), moderated by Dr. Kelly Bricker, will feature the above four case study presentations based on the publication "Sustainable Tourism & the Millennium Development Goals: Effecting Positive Change".