'Ironically, you might think, I'm a great advocate of Slow Travel. There is a misconception that "seeing the world" requires us all to travel further and faster. And I've probably contributed to it, with a series of television programmes that have largely depended on visiting distant lands. Nevertheless, I would suggest that our practice when we are in another country is sympathetic to the philosophy of Slow Travel.'-Michael Palin 'Slow Travel and Tourism will be of interest to al those interested in improving the sustainability of tourism and enhancing tourist experience. It is a very well researched book that provides detailed information on tourism transport and mobilities.'-Susanne Becken, Associate Professor, Faculty of Environment, Society and Design, Lincoln University, New Zealand 'Lumsdon and Dickinson reconnoitre new terrain for both scientists and practitioners in tourism thinking...Read it and be inspired, changed and given more time!'-Paul Peeters, Associate Professor NHTV University of Applied Sciences, Breda, The Netherlands 'Required reading for anyone stuck in the outdated logic of growth at any cost, as well as those looking for inspiration for innovation.'-Stefan G÷ssling, Professor of Tourism, School of Business and Economics, Linnaeus University, Sweden The aim of this book is to define slow travel and to discuss how some underlining values are likely to pervade new forms of sustainable development. It also aims to provide insights into the travel experience; these are explored in several chapters which bring new knowledge about sustainable transport tourism from across the world. In order to do this the book explores the concept of slow travel and sets out its core ingredients, comparing it with related frameworks such as low-carbon tourism and sustainable tourism development. The authors illustrate their approach through a series of case studies from around the world, featuring travel by train, buts, cycling and walking. Examples are drawn from Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. Cases include the eurostar train (as an alternative to air travel), walking in the Appalachian Trail (US), the Euro-Velo network of long-distance cycling routes, canoe tours on the Gudena River in Denmark, sea kayaking in British Columbia (Canada) and the Oz Bus Europe to Australia.