About the book
In the particular instance of Peripheral territories, Insular, or Low-density Regions, the tourism industry consistently accepts itself as one of the primary, if not the most significant drivers of the territorial economy. Nevertheless, issues as constrained land, water assets, the overexploitation of the travel industry, are just a few examples of factors that characterize some of these territories. Even if those are worldwide issues, in the Southern European regions and the Mediterranean Countries they seem to be more evident. In fact, these regions are relevant case studies regarding regional development and territorial sustainability, strategic planning, as well as territorial management and governance as a whole.
Contextually, it is essential to assess and analyze the behavior of tourism activities in light of the new challenges of the United Nations 2030 agenda and the consequent growth and sustainable development.
The present Book Project will focus mainly, but not only, in Insular Regions of European and Mediterranean Countries. Thus, the book expects to cross, assess, and analyze the behaviors, models, and progress taking place on those particular territories concerning sustainability as well as the related variables that may influence it. So, the editors encourage the submission of works related to the topics of tourism in peripheral territories, governance strategies and processes, regional planning, among several other topics that could relate the main subject of the Book and consequently enrich the theoretical literature.
Thereby, the following work entitled: Peripheral Territories, Tourism, and Regional Development expect to be a significant scientific contribution to this specific theme.