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Author : Isabell Wulfsberg, Dirk Reiser, Volker Rundshagen & Nicolai Scherle
School/Work Place : Cologne Business School, Germany; Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences; Business and Information Technology School (BITS) University of Applied Sciences.
Contact : dirk.reiser@hochschule-rhein-waal.de
Year : 2016
This study investigates environmental attitudes and concerns of Germans tourists towards climate change. Furthermore it analyses if there are attempts to neutralise air travel emissions by means of voluntary carbon-offsetting. Past research has indicated inconsistencies between tourists’ attitudes towards climate change and a translation of those into corresponding travel behaviour. In particular the willingness to compensate travel emissions has not obtained much attention in the past. Since previous studies focused on countries like Great Britain, New Zealand, Australia and Hong Kong, there remains a need to analyse whether the attitude-behaviour gap also accounts for German air travellers. Quantitative data was collected by conducting structured face-to-face interviews at the airport of Hamburg. The findings indicate that purchasers of voluntary carbon-offsets are almost non-existent among German air travellers, although they show a reasonable level of concerns when it comes to climate change. However, this is rather a consequence of missing consumer awareness since less than half of the respondents are familiar with the opportunity to compensate travel emissions. Yet, the majority of the respondents show a willingness to purchase carbon-offsets in future. The study concludes that behavioural change in tourism mobility’s is not entirely dependent on moral concerns about climate change. Profound improvements in consumer education and communication are necessary to explain why and how tourists can make a difference.

List of Articles
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354 Think Tank XVII Lack of transparency - a barrier for the diffusion of ... file 4 Aug 17, 2017

Throughout the last two decades, the tourism industry has changed due to the revolutionary development in the realm of information and communication technologies (ICT) (Amaro & Duate, 2013; Law et al., 2004; Minghetti & Buhalis, 2010...

Author: Sven-Olaf Gerdt, Elisa Wagner & Gerhard Schewe 

Year: 2017 

353 Think Tank XVII The Role of Tour guide for Sustainable Tourism with th... file 3 Aug 17, 2017

The emergence of information technology has a profound impact on tourism industry. Today, visitors are more inclined to have searched the Internet to gain more pre-tour knowledge for the destinations than before. The advances of the various ...

Author: Daisy Suk-fong FUNG 

Year: 2017 

352 Think Tank XVII Managing open rock art sites for tourism, in the centr... file 34 Aug 17, 2017

Rock art is found across the world and is a unique heritage which is divided into three main categories; rock paintings (pictographs), rock engravings, (petroglyphs), and geoglyphs (natural objects used as designs) (Anati, 1993; Clottes, 199...

Author: Claire Louisa Fordred & Kevin Mearns 

Year: 2017 

351 Think Tank XVII Investigating the impact of climate change on the tour... file 4 Aug 17, 2017

The tourism sector is vital for the development of small island developing states. However, climate change can negatively impact on tourism demand and affect these economies both on the economic and social level. The purpose of this study is...

Author: Sheereen Fauzel, Boopen Seetanah, Robin Sannassee & Robin Nunkoo 

Year: 2017 

350 Think Tank XVII Investigating the relationship between FDI and Tourism... file 3 Aug 17, 2017

This paper employs a dynamic time series econometrics framework, namely a vector error correction model (VECM), to investigate the link between foreign direct investment (FDI) and tourist arrivals in Mauritius for the period 1980-2015. The r...

Author: Sheereen Fauzel, & Boopen Seetanah 

Year: 2017 

349 Think Tank XVII Making hotel guests voluntarily waive daily room cleaning file 4 Aug 17, 2017

Tourism is the fourth largest economic contributor globally and outperforms the growth of the world economy (United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), 2013). But tourism growth comes at a cost. Not surprisingly, therefore, tourism i...

Author: Sara Dolnicar & Ljubica Knezevic Cvelbar & Bettina Grun 

Year: 2017 

348 Think Tank XVII Responsible tourism and innovation practices by touris... file 3 Aug 17, 2017

Responsible tourism incorporates economic, environmental and social imperatives in accordance with ‘sustainable tourism’ notions (Booyens & Rogerson, 2016a). This research argues that tourism firms need to innovate in order to be economi...

Author: Irma Booyens and Christian M. Rogerson 

Year: 2017 

347 Think Tank XVI Communicating sustainability values of wine producers file 468 Jul 02, 2016

This paper examines visual design language used in the New Zealand wine industry to communicate values of sustainability. The contribution critically discusses how industry values are physically manifested in and communicated through imager...

Author: Tobias Danielmeier 

Year: 2016 

346 Think Tank XVI Responsible High Performance Sport Travel – Opportunit... file 385 Jul 02, 2016

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Author: Kerstin Heuwinkel 

Year: 2016 

» Think Tank XVI The influence of environmental attitudes and concerns ... file 452 Jul 02, 2016

This study investigates environmental attitudes and concerns of Germans tourists towards climate change. Furthermore it analyses if there are attempts to neutralise air travel emissions by means of voluntary carbon-offsetting. Past research...

Author: Isabell Wulfsberg, Dirk Reiser, Volker Rundshagen & Nicolai Scherle 

Year: 2016 

344 Think Tank XVI Navigating Evolving Global Trends in Financial Crime: ... file 484 Jul 02, 2016

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Author: Verity Anne Greenwood 

Year: 2016 

343 Think Tank XVI Tourists vs Tour operators Preferences for CSR Policie... file 417 Jul 02, 2016

There is an increasing concern for environmental and social issues among international travelers. As a consequence, many tourist corporations have been exploring the implementation of Social Responsibility (SR) policies as a tool to gain co...

Author: Jorge E. Araña, Gianluca Goffi & Carmelo J. León 

Year: 2016 

342 Think Tank XVI The role of sustainability communication in the attitu... file 349 Jul 02, 2016

The extensive growth of the tourism sector entails both beneficial economic contribution and negative environmental and socio-economic impacts. In order to protect the resources tourism is based upon, greater levels of sustainability are ne...

Author: Christina Tölkes 

Year: 2016 

341 Think Tank XVI Tourists’ attitude towards and willingness to pay for ... file 370 Jul 02, 2016

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Author: Isabel Lissner & Marius Mayer 

Year: 2016 

340 Think Tank XVI The impact of CSR activities of family businesses on c... file 463 Jul 02, 2016

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Author: Zehrer Anita 

Year: 2016 

339 Think Tank XVI Decolonising tourism education through Indigenisation:... file 349 Jul 02, 2016

Businesses committed to corporate social responsibility (CSR) are guided by policy that focuses on the integration of social and environmental concerns in all aspects of business strategy and practice (Lund-Durlacher, 2015). This paper cons...

Author: Tamara Young & Amy Maguire 

Year: 2016 

338 Think Tank XVI Crowdsourcing – New Ways of an efficient Corporate Soc... file 393 Jul 02, 2016

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Corporate Sustainability (CS) play a more and more crucial role in the development of hotel business. A study of the French hotel company Accor shows, that sustainability is a determining factor of ...

Author: Matthias Straub 

Year: 2016 

337 Think Tank XVI The Act of Giving – Understanding CSR in Myanmar in a ... file 220 Jul 02, 2016

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Author: Nicole Häusler & Kathrin Dischereit 

Year: 2016 

336 Think Tank XVI CSR and tourism practices in communities near mines: A... file 102 Jul 02, 2016

There has always been a disparity between active mining and tourism mainly due to the socio-economic and environmental impacts of mines on both the adjacent resident communities and the areas taken up by the mining operation. Although herit...

Author: Felicite A Fairer-Wessels 

Year: 2016 

335 Think Tank XVI Third sector organisations and stakeholders in tourism... file 63 Jul 02, 2016

This paper identifies and explains roles, functions and structures in visitor management of protected areas in nature-based tourism in New Zealand. Establishing the benefits and disadvantages arising from the implementation of any particula...

Author: Julia N. Albrecht 

Year: 2016 

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