Sustainable Space Tourism

Sustainable Space Tourism

An Introduction

Annette Toivonen


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This book explores the relationship between space tourism and the discourse in sustainability and futures research. It offers comprehensive information on the current understanding of the space tourism industry and assesses the possible impacts of space tourism on the environment, economics, legislation and society. The volume aims to encourage more dialogue and critical examinations of aspects of space tourism related to future sustainability. From data gathered from empirical research, it provides a vision for the future of sustainable space tourism. It will be of interest to students and researchers in tourism, sustainability and futures studies, as well as individual space tourist ‘hopefuls’, space tourism industry operators and tourism policy regulators.


Annette Toivonen:

Annette Toivonen is a tourism professional, having worked in the industry for over a decade in diverse management positions. She is currently finalising her PhD in sustainable space tourism at the University of Lapland, Finland. She has also gained both an MSc and BA (Hons.) in Tourism Research.