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Sustainable Space Tourism – An Introduction (2020)

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Annette Toivonen

Channel View Publications,UK

Published in 2020


Dr. Rob Davidson
University of Greenwich, UK

This timely and comprehensive book takes us on an intriguing journey, successfully capturing the exciting anticipation of space tourism while at the same time highlighting the many potential challenges for the natural, social and political environments likely to be encountered in the harnessing of space travel as the ultimate tourist activity.

Dr. Johan Edelheim
University of Hokkaido, Japan

Futures arguments are brave endeavours; forgotten and considered irrelevant quickly if proven wrong, but visionary classics if proven right – my bet: this book falls into the second category. In a time where negative impacts stemming from tourism activities seriously challenge earth’s wellbeing, this book combines space tourism, sustainability, and futures research in a comprehensive and convincing manner. A ‘must-read’ for tree-hugging ‘Doctor Who’ fans like myself.

Dr. Stanislav Ivanov
Varna University of Management, Bulgaria

The book by Annette Toivonen does an excellent job in introducing the readers to the fundamental issues of space tourism [...] it can serve as an excellent introductory text for undergraduate and graduate students, interested in the brave new world of space tourism. Additionally, it can inspire further research in the field.

About the author


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Dr. Annette Toivonen is a world pioneering tourism researcher and non-fiction author on sustainable space tourism. She is also a senior lecturer and co-ordinator for tourism-, aviation-, and international business university degree programmes at Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Finland.


She is a renown commentator for the global media on New Space tourism industry updates, having appeared, for example, in BBC, Wall Street Journal, Deutche Welle, Forbes India, Arab News, Agence France-Presse (AFP), SRG (Swiss Broadcasting) and YLE News (Finland). 

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