1. Essential reading- general 16 items
    1. Archipelago tourism: policies and practices 2015


    2. Tourism in archipelagos - Esteban Bardolet, Pauline J. Sheldon 10/2008

      Article Essential

    3. Sustainable tourism in island destinations - Sonya Graci, Rachel Dodds c2010

      Book Essential

    4. Economic and Social Development of the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Countries - Rym Ayadi, Marek Dabrowski, Luc De Wulf, SpringerLink (Online service) 2015 (electronic resource)


    5. Cultures of Mass Tourism: Doing the Mediterranean in the Age of Banal Mobilities - Pau Obrador Pons, Mike Crang, Penny Travlou 2009 (electronic resource)


    6. Island tourism: sustainable perspectives - Jack Carlsen, Richard Butler c2011

      Book Essential please read the following section of this book: Ruggieri, G. (2011) Tourism in Mediterranean Islands: a Comparative Analysis.

    7. Europe at the seaside: the economic history of mass tourism in the Mediterranean - Luciano Segreto, Carles Manera, Manfred Pohl 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Physical copies of this book are also available in the library

    8. Managing coastal tourism resorts: a global perspective - Sheela Agarwal, Gareth Shaw c2007 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential

    9. Rethinking Mass Tourism - V. Vainikka 01/12/2013

      Article Essential

  2. Essential reading (Malta and Gozo) 33 items
    1. Maltese responses to tourism - Bill Bramwell 2003-7

      Article Essential

    2. Managing coastal tourism resorts: a global perspective - Sheela Agarwal, Gareth Shaw c2007 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Please read the following from this book: Bramwell, B (2007) Complexity Interdisciplinarity and Growth Management: The Case of Maltese Resort Tourism

    3. Sustainable tourism in rural Europe: approaches to development - Donald V. L. Macleod, Steven A. Gillespie 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Please read the following from this book: Chaperon, S and Bramwell, B (2010) Views About the Scale and Types of Tourism Development in the Rural Periphery: The Case of Gozo,

    4. Dependency and agency in peripheral tourism development - Samantha Chaperon, Bill Bramwell 2013-1

      Article Essential

    5. Archipelago tourism: policies and practices 2015

      Book Essential please read the following from this book: Chaperon, S. and Theuma, N. (2015) The Malta-Gozo-Comino Story.

    6. Valletta - David Chapman, Godwin Cassar 10/2004

      Article Essential

    7. Malta's Tourism Policy: Standing Still or Advancing Towards Sustainability? - Dodds, R

      Article Essential Dodds, R (2007b) Malta’s Tourism Policy: Standing Still or Advancing Towards Sustainability? Island Studies Journal 2(1) 47-66

    8. Repositioning Malta as a cultural heritage destination - Emilio Foxell, Aloisia de Trafford 07/06/2010

      Article Essential

    9. Images and writing in tourist brochures - Sabrina Francesconi 12/2011

      Article Essential

    10. Ambivalent Europeans: ritual, memory, and the public sphere in Malta - Jon P. Mitchell 2002

      Book Essential

    11. City tourism: national capital perspectives - Robert Maitland, Brent W. Ritchie c2009

      Book Essential please read the following from this book: Smith, A (2009) The relationship between capital city monumentality and tourism

    12. Coastal mass tourism: diversification and sustainable development in southern Europe - Bill Bramwell, NetLibrary, Inc c2004 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Please read the following from this book: Theuma, N (2004) Tourism, Culture and Cultural Tourism in Malta.

    13. Tourism in the new Europe: the challenges & opportunities of EU enlargement - Derek R. Hall, Melanie K. Smith, Barbara Marciszewska 2006

      Book Essential Please read the following section from this book: Theuma, N (2006) Malta: Re-imaging the Mediterranean Destination.

    14. Aviation and tourism: implications for leisure travel - Anne Graham, Andreas Papatheodorou, P. Forsyth 2008 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential please read the following section of this book: Zammit, J (2008) From a national airline to an EU leisure based carrier

    15. Cultural tourism - Razaq Raj, Kevin Griffin, Nigel D. Morpeth c2013

      Book Essential please read the following section of this book: Zammit, V (2013). Urban regeneration and culture: Maltese example.

  3. Internet sites 4 items
  4. Further Reading 1 item
    1. Please use library search to look for the following further readings 


      • Apostopoulos, Y and Sonmez, S (2000) New Directions in Mediterranean Tourism:  Restructuring and Cooperative Marketing in the Era of Globalization.  Thunderbird International Business Review. 42(4) 381-392
      • Attard, M (2012) Reforming the urban public transport bus system in Malta: Approach and acceptance. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice 46(7) 981-992.
      • Attard, M and Enoch, M (2012) Policy transfer and the introduction of road pricing in Valletta, Malta. Transport Policy 18 544–553.
      • Azzopardi, R (2009) Malta's Open Economy: Weathering the Recessional Storm? South European Society and Politics 14(1) 103-120
      • Baldacchino, G (2002) A Nationless State? Malta, National Identity and the EU. West European Politics 25(4), 191-206.
      • Bell, S and Morse, S (2005) Holism and Understanding Sustainability Systematic Practice and Action Research 18(4) 409-426.
      • Bianco, L (2006) Malta: housing and real estate, 1980-2005. Architectural Design 76(3) - 76
      • Bastakis, C, Buhalis, D and Butler, R (2004) The Perception of Small and Medium Sized Tourism Accommodation Providers on The Impacts of The Tour Operators' Power in Eastern Mediterranean. Tourism Management 25(2), 151-170.
      • Bull, C and Weed, M (1999) Niche Markets and Small Island Tourism: The Development of Sports Tourism in Malta. Managing Leisure 4(3) 142-155.
      • Camilleri, M (2004) Environmental Capacity of a Small Island State: Planning for Sustainable Development in Malta. Town Planning Review 75(1) 67-94.
      • Camilleri, M (2004) From the inside looking out: knowledge, justice and modernity in the assessment of St. Julian's environmental capacity, Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability 9(1) 45-63
      • Camilleri, S & Falzon, J (2013) The Challenges of Productivity Growth in the Small Island States of Europe: A Critical Look at Malta and Cyprus. Island Studies Journal 8(1) 131-164.
      • Cassar, L (1997) Settlement Patterns in the Maltese Islands: From Early Colonization to Pre-Independence. Geojournal 41(2) 137-144.
      • Cassar, M (2003) A Project for the Integrated Management of Protected Coastal Areas in Malta.  Journal of Coastal Conservation 9 73-80
      • Chapman, D (1999) Malta: Conservation in a Transnational System. Built Environment 25(3) 259-271.
      • Chapman, D (2005) Knowing and Unknowing: Development and Reconstruction Planning in Malta from 1943. Journal of Urban Design 10(2) 229-252.
      • Creighton, O (2007) Contested Townscapes: the Walled City as World Heritage. World Archaeology 39(3) 339-54
      • Debono‐Roberts, R (2003) Festa‐catholicism and media religion: the reproduction and transformation of the festa in Malta, History and Anthropology 14(4) 383-405
      • Doublet, J and Bond, A (2005) Development Control and the Natural Environment – The Maltese Connection European Planning Studies 13(3) 407-433
      • Dykes, A (2002) Mass Movements and Conservation Management in Malta. Journal of Environmental Management 66 77-89
      • Evans, M (2006) At the Interface Between Theory and Practice – Policy Transfer and Lesson Drawing. Public Administration 84(2) 479-515.
      • Farsari, Y et al (2007) Sustainable Tourism Policy for Mediterranean Destinations: Issues and Interrelationships. International Journal of Tourism Policy 1(1) 58-78.
      • Fsadni, C and Selwyn. T (1996) Sustainable Tourism in Mediterranean Islands and Small Cities, Medcampus
      • Gauci, J et al (2013) Collective accommodation establishments in Corfu, Cyprus, and Malta: a comparative study of online prices, Anatolia 24(3) 319-336.
      • Gonzalez, S (2011) Bilbao and Barcelona 'in Motion'. How Urban Regeneration 'Models' Travel and Mutate in the Global Flows of Policy Tourism. Urban Studies, 48(7) 1397–1418  
      • Gui, L & Russo, A (2011) Cruise ports: a strategic nexus between regions and global lines-evidence from the Mediterranean, Maritime Policy & Management: 38(2) 129-150
      • Hall, CM (2011) Policy learning and policy failure in sustainable tourism governance: from first- and second-order to third-order change? Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 19(4-5) 649-671.
      • Hauteserre, A (2003) A Response to 'Misguided Policy Initiatives in Small-island Destinations: why do Upmarket Tourism Policies Fail?' Tourism Geographies 5(1) 49-53
      • Hoti, S, McAleer, M and Shareel, R (2007) Modelling International Tourism and Country Risk Spillovers for Cyprus and Malta. Tourism Management 28(6) 1472-1484.
      • Ioannides, I et al (2001) Mediterranean Islands and Sustainable Tourism Development. Continuum.
      • Ioannides, D and Holcomb, B (2003) Misguided Policy Initiatives in Small-Island Destinations: Why Do Up-Market Tourism Policies Fail?  Tourism Geographies 5(1)39-48
      • James, O and Lodge, M (2003) The Limitations of Policy Transfer and Lesson Drawing for Public Policy Research. Political Studies Review 1 179-193
      • Kotzebue, J, Bressers, H, & Yousif, C (2010). Spatial misfits in a multi-level renewable energy policy implementation process on the Small Island State of Malta. Energy Policy 38(10) 5967-5976.
      • Markwick, M (2000) Golf Tourism Development: Stakeholders, Differing Discourses and Alternative Agendas – the Case of Malta. Tourism Management 21(5) 515-524.
      • Markwick, M (2001) Postcards from Malta Annals of Tourism Research  28(2) 417-438.
      • Markwick, M (2001) Tourism and the Development of Handicraft Production in the Maltese Islands. Tourism Geographies 3(1) 29-51.
      • Mitchell, J (2002) Corruption and Clientism in a 'Systemless System': the Europeanization of Maltese Political Culture.  South European Society and Politics 7(1) 43-62.
      • Mitchell, J (2003) Looking Forward to the Past: National Identity and History in Malta. Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power 10 377-398.
      • Nash, R (2003) The use and application of Rose's theory of lesson drawing in peripheral areas of Scotland. International Journal of Tourism Research 5 pp.133-145
      • Pace, A and Cutajar, N (2001) Historic Centre Management in Malta. in R. Pickard (ed) Management of Historic Centres. Spon.
      • Papathedorou, A (2003) Corporate Strategies of British Tour Operators in the Mediterranean Region. An Economic Geography Approach. Tourism Geographies 5 (3) 280-304.
      • Pirotta, G (2001) A New Creation or an Image and Likeness? The Maltese Experience of Establishing Local Government in a Centralized Micro State Public Organisation Review: A Global Journey 1, 245-260.
      • Rodríguez, O et al.(2008)The Sustainability of Island Destinations: Tourism Area Life Cycle and Teleological Perspectives. The Case of Tenerife. Tourism Management 29(1) 53-65
      • Rose, R (2005) Learning from Comparative Public Policy. A Practical Guide. London: Routledge.
      • Tunbridge, J (2008) Malta: Reclaiming the Naval Heritage? International Journal of Heritage Studies 14(5) 449-466.
      • Turegano, M (2006) Dependency and Development Patterns in Tourism: A Case Study in the Canary Islands Tourism and Hospitality Planning and Development 3(2) 117-130.
      • Williams, A et al (2000) Tourism and International Retirement Migration: New Forms of an Old Relationship in Southern Europe. Tourism Geographies 2(1) 28-49.
      • Williams, A (2011) Definitions and typologies of coastal tourism beach destinations. In Jones, A. and Phillips, M (Eds) Disappearing destinations: Climate change and future challenges for coastal tourism. CABI.


  5. Mass tourism in a small world: Chapter 18: From Blue to Grey? - Gregory J. Ashworth, John E. Tunbridge, David Harrison, Richard Sharpley


  6. Cultures of Mass Tourism: Doing the Mediterranean in the Age of Banal Mobilities - Pau Obrador Pons, Mike Crang, Penny Travlou 2009 (electronic resource)