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Below are only a few of Dr. Rachel Dodds’s publications. Please see HERE for a comprehensive list


  • Dodds, R. & Butler, R.W. (2019) The phenomena of overtourism: a review. International Journal of Tourism Cities DOI: 10.1108/IJTC-06-2019-0090
  • Dodds, R., & Butler, R.W. (Eds.). (2019). Overtourism: Issues, realities and solutions. De Gruyter. ISBN: 978-3-11-62045-0

Sustainable Tourism in Islands

  • Dodds, R., Dimanche, F., & Sadowski, M. (2017) Planning for Growth in Islands, the Case of Cuba in Michelle McLeod and Robertico Croes (editors) Island Tourism Management, Systems and Strategies, CABI, pp 95-107
  • Dodds, 2. (2013) Will tourists pay for a healthy environment? Assessing visitors’ perceptions and willingness to pay for conservation and preservation in the island of Koh Phi Phi, Thailand  International Journal of Tourism Anthropology Vol 3(1). pp 263-271
  • Dodds, R. (2012) Ecotourism education and marine conservation: The case of Coral Park Chumbe Island, Zanzibar. Teoros Special Edition Vol. 1
  • Dodds, R. (2012) Sustainable tourism: A hope or necessity? The case of Tofino, British Columbia, Canada Journal of Sustainable Development Vole 5(5): pp. 54-64
  • Graci, S. & Dodds, R. (2010) Sustainable Tourism in Islands, Earthscan Press, ISBN 9781844077809
  • Dodds, R & McElroy, J (2008) St Kitts at a Crossroads. ARA Journal of Travel Research. Vol 1 (2) pp 1-10
  • Dodds, R (2007) Malta’s Tourism Policy – Standing Still or Advancing Towards Sustainability? Island Studies Journal Vol 2 (1) pp: 47-66

Sustainable Tourism Policy

  • Dodds, R. (2019) The tourist experience life cycle: A perspective article Tourism Review
  • Dodds, R. (2016) Using a political ecology approach for large scale regional tourism management International Journal of Tourism Policy, 6(3/4) 191-211 DOI: 10.1504/IJTP.2016.081523
  • Brendehaug, B., Aall, C., & Dodds, R. (2016) Environmental Policy Integration as a strategy for sustainable tourism planning: issues in implementation, Journal of Sustainable Tourism, p 1-18 DOI: 10.1080/09669582.2016.1259319.
  • Sheppard, V. A., Dodds, R., & Williams, P.W. (2015) Good governance: Managing growthand long-term resort destination sustainability and resilience. In D. Weaver, M. Hughes, & C. Pforr (Eds.), Sustainable Tourism. UK: Taylor and Francis Books.
  • Aall, C., Dodds, R., Sælensminde, I., and Brendehaug, B. (2015) Introducing the concept of Environmental Policy Integration into the discourse on Sustainable Tourism: A way to improve policymaking? Journal of Sustainable Tourism DOI: 10.1080/09669582.2015.1032300
  • Dodds, R. & Ko, S. (2012) Assessing stakeholders’ views of tourism policy in Prince Edward County Environmental Management and Sustainable Development Vole 1(1): pp. 52-70
  • Dodds, R. & Butler, R.W. (2010) Barriers to Implementing Sustainable Tourism in Mass Tourism Destinations Tourismos Journal
  • Dodds, R. (2007) Sustainable Tourism & Policy Implementation: Lessons From The Case Of Calviá, Spain Current Issues in Tourism Vol 10 (1) pp 46-64

Sustainable Tourism: Green hotels, green festivals, community based tourism, tourism and conservation

  • Dodds, R., Walsh, P., & Koc, B. (2019). Sustainable lifestyle indicators of travellers and expectations for green festivals: The case of Canada. Event Management.
  • Walsh, P. & Dodds, R. (2017) Measuring the Choice of Environmental Sustainability Strategies in Creating a Competitive Advantage Business Strategy and the Environment DOI:10.1002/bse.1949
  • Dodds, R., Smith, W. & Pitts, R. (2016) Willingness to pay for environmentally linked clothing at an event: visibility, environmental certification and level of environmental concern Tourism Recreation Research. DOI: 10.1080/02508281.2016.1196029
  • Dodds, R., Ali, A., & Galaski, K. (2016) Key elements of success and barriers in community based tourism, Current Issues in Tourism DOI: 10.1080/13683500.2016.1150257
  • Dodds, R. (2012) Innovations in Sustainable Tourism. Teoros. Vol 1.
  • Dodds, R., Graci, S. & Holmes, M. (2010) Does the Tourist Care? Journal of Sustainable Tourism Vol 19 (2) pp 207-222
  • Kelman, I & Dodds, R. (2009) Developing a Code of Ethics for Disaster Tourism International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters Vol 27 (3) pp 272-296
  • Dodds, R. & Joppe, M. (2008) Évaluation de la demande en matière de tourisme durable. Tourism Intelligence Network.


  • DeLange, D. & Dodds, R. (2017) Increasing Sustainable Tourism through Social Entrepreneurship. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 29(7): 1977-2002 DOI:10.1108/IJCHM-02-2016-0096
  • Dodds, R. & Kuehnel, J. (2012) Corporate social responsibility in the tourism industry: Examining the difference between mainstream tour operators in the UK and Canada Available at
  • Dodds, R. & Holmes, M. (2011) Sustainability in Canadian B & B’s: Comparing the East vs. the West. International Journal of Tourism Research Vol 2 (5). pp 482-495
  • Dodds, R. & Kuehnel. (2009) CSR among Canadian Mass Tourism Operators: Good Awareness but Little Action International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management Vol 22 (2). pp 221-244
  • Graci, S. & Dodds, R. (2009) Why Go Green? The Business Case for Environmental Commitment in the Canadian Hotel Industry. Anatolia: An International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research Vol 19 (2) pp. 250-270.
  • Dodds, R & Joppe, M (2005) CSR in the Tourism Industry: The Status of and Potential for Certification, Codes of Conduct and Guidelines. IFC/ World Bank, Washington


  • Dodds, R. & Ramsay, G. (2017) Is Economically Incentivized Participation Creating a Greater Interest into Environmental Certification? A Case Study from Lake Simcoe, Canada. Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism
  • Klein, L. & Dodds, R.  (2017) Blue Flag beach certification: an environmental management tool or tourism promotional tool? Tourism Recreation Research, 43(1): 39-51 DOI: 10.1080/02508281.2017.1356984
  • Klein, L. & Dodds, R. (2017) Perceived effectiveness of Blue Flag certification as an environmental management tool along Ontario’s Great Lakes beaches, Ocean and Coastal Management. 141(1): 107-117 DOI: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2017.03.001
  • Dodds, R & Joppe, M (2009) Have Certification Programs Allowed SME’s In LDC’s Access to Market? Tourism And Territories. Vol 1. pp. 260-284

Climate Change

  • Dodds, R.; Kelman, I; Thiesen, N.; Bessada, T.; Garcia, J. & McDougall, A. (2012) Industry perspectives on carbon offsetting programs in Canada and the USA. Sustainability, Science, Practice and Policy Vol 8(2) pp. 31-41
  • Dodds, R. (2011) Destination Marketing Organizations and Climate Change: the Need for Leadership and Education. Sustainability. Vol 2, p. 3449-3464
  • Dodds, R & Graci, S (2009) Canada’s Tourism Industry- Mitigating the Effects of Climate Change: A Lot of Concern but Little Action Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Planning and Development Vol 6 (1) pp. 39-53
  • Dodds, R & Kelman, I (2008) Climate Change and sustainable tourism policies: Case Studies of Mallorca and Malta, Tourism Review International Vol 12(1) pp. 57-70

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