Slow Travel and Tourism

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About the Author

Janet Dickinson is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Services Management, Bournemouth University, UK. Her research interests include the social construction of sustainable tourism and transport.

Les Lumsdon is Professor of Tourism in the School of Sport, Tourism and the Outdoors, University of Central Lancashire, UK. He is director of the Institute of Transport and Tourism and co-editor of Tourism and Hospitality Planning & Development.


'Ironically, you might think, I'm a great advocate of Slow Travel. There is a misconception that 'seeing the world' requires us all to travel further and faster. And I've probably contributed to it, with a series of television programmes that have largely depended on visiting distant lands. Nevertheless, I would suggest that our practice when we are in another country is sympathetic to the philosophy of Slow Travel.'
Michael Palin

'This timely and important book, written by two of the leading experts in this emerging discipline, starts with the observation that slow travel creates time whereas normal travel tries to save time by speeding up. Lumsdon and Dickinson reconnoitre new terrain for both scientists and practitioners in tourism thinking. What is needed is a cultural revolution and this book provides many exciting insights to accommodate this paradigm switch. Read it and be inspired, changed and given more time!'
Paul Peeters, Associate Professor NHTV University of Applied Sciences, Breda, The Netherlands

'Slow Travel and Tourism will be of interest to all those interested in improving the sustainability of tourism and enhancing tourist experience. It is a very well researched book that provides detailed information on tourism transport and mobilities.'
Susanne Becken, Associate Professor, Faculty of Environment, Society and Design, Lincoln University, New Zealand

'Slow Tourism shows clearly that the 'faster & further' characterizing current tourism development is a dead end. Instead, it provides us with a blueprint for a tourism system that considers environmental limits and long-term sustainability. Required reading for anyone stuck in the outdated logic of growth at any cost, as well as those looking for inspiration for innovation.'
Stefan G'ssling, Professor of Tourism, School of Business and Economics, Linnaeus University

'Slow travel belongs to a wider international discourse covering slow food, slow consumption and slow time. This book