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Author : Sue Bergin-Seers & Judith Mair
School/Work Place : Victoria University, Australia
Contact : sue.bergin@vu.edu.au
Year : 2008

The concerns are varied and are not necessarily important to all tourists and the influence they have on sustaining the industry is unknown. For years the tourism industry has used a number of mechanisms in an attempt to green operators. There are a range of award schemes and accreditation and certification schemes relating to environmental performance in the tourism industry. These are commonly referred to as ‘ecolabels’. Buckley (2002) describes an ecolabel as “one whose content refers principally to the environment”. According to Bendell and Font (2004), there has been a huge increase in the last ten years in the range of programmes certifying to sustainability standards. They consider that such programmes are “acknowledged as a valuable tool to define and communicate sustainable and responsible business practice” (Bendell and Font 2004, p.143). However, a counter-argument is put forward by Carrigan and Attalla (2001) who believe that too much information can detract from choice. It is possible that the green tourists (and in particular, those similar to the Selector type) are unable to be focused in their environmental information seeking but that other tourists, such as the Translator type, could be so concerned about the environment that they cease travel althogether. The specific aims of the study are, therefore, to:

  • Test and refine a scale to identify green tourists;
  • Develop a profile of Green Tourists with a focus on behaviours and attitudes; and
  • Identify how the industry may harness this market.

List of Articles
No. Subject Views Datesort
114 Think Tank IX Tourism Relationship Model and Intermediary for Sustai... file 5948 Oct 13, 2013

This paper proposes a simple model that depicts the relationship between community and extra-community stakeholders that will enable the effective development of sustainable tourism. “Sustainable tourism” in this paper is defined as tourism ...

Author: Asami Shikida, Mami Yoda, Akiko Kino & Masayuki Morishige 

Year: 2009 

113 Think Tank IX Courchevel, an outstanding alpine ski resort at a turn... file 8224 Oct 13, 2013

“Courchevel is first and foremost one among the founding elements of the huge touristic complex of les Trois Vallées in France. Linked to the neighbouring Allues and Belleville valleys by a 3,000 acres network area of regularly packed and ma...

Author: Daniel Tixier 

Year: 2009 

112 OPA award Cultural values in sustainable tourism: Conflicts betw... file 9290 Oct 13, 2013

This paper evaluates cultural conflicts between indigenous groups, recreation users and management agencies over the appropriate amenity use of protected areas in the USA, Australia and New Zealand. It assesses both social values conflicts ...

Author: Heather Zeppel 

Year: 2009 

OPA: 2009 Outstanding Paper Award Winner 

111 Think Tank IX Cultural values in sustainable tourism: Conflicts betw... file 34242 Oct 13, 2013

This paper evaluates cultural conflicts between indigenous groups, recreation users and management agencies over the appropriate amenity use of protected areas in the USA, Australia and New Zealand. It assesses both social values conflicts ...

Author: Heather Zeppel 

Year: 2009 

OPA: 2009 Outstanding Paper Award Winner 

110 Think Tank VIII Responding to Climate Change in Australian Resort Hote... file 6496 Oct 13, 2013

Extensive infrastructure and client expectations of luxury will mean that their carbon footprint and water usage is likely to exceed significantly that of average urban households. Often located in coastal or riverine settings, they are vuln...

Author: Charles Arcodia & Chantal Dickson 

Year: 2008 

109 Think Tank VIII Environmental Education and Ecotourism: A Case Study o... file 8820 Oct 13, 2013

In this paper we take the standpoint that environmental education and ecotourism are highly related and depend on each other, and that ecotourism cannot be achieved without proper environmental education. Furthermore, in order to achieve qu...

Author: Mojca Arsenijevic & Marko Bohanec 

Year: 2008 

108 Think Tank VIII Employment of the Disabled Workforce in the Hospitalit... file 9223 Oct 13, 2013

Employment is one of the important requirements for the integration of disabled people to daily life. The tourism industry is one of Turkey’s important industries with a great potential for growth. However this growth must be a planned and ...

Author: Sabah Balta & Murat Bengisu 

Year: 2008 

» Think Tank VIII Emerging Green Tourists: Their Behaviours and Attitudes file 5109 Oct 13, 2013

The concerns are varied and are not necessarily important to all tourists and the influence they have on sustaining the industry is unknown. For years the tourism industry has used a number of mechanisms in an attempt to green operators. The...

Author: Sue Bergin-Seers & Judith Mair 

Year: 2008 

106 Think Tank VIII Education’s Impact on Cultural Distance Perception: Th... file 3419 Oct 13, 2013

As an international tourism destination, Turkey serves mostly European tourist markets due to her closeness to European markets. Turkey and Europe has a long shared history of relationships. However, Turkey and Turkish people have a rather b...

Author: Yasin Boylu, Asli D. A. Tasci & William C. Gartner 

Year: 2008 

105 Think Tank VIII Sustaining through Gastronomy: The Case of Slow Food M... file 7999 Oct 13, 2013

This paper is conducted within the interpretive paradigm, using subjectivist, non-positivist, qualitative approach to research started out of writer’s personal motivation after being exposed to a couple of Slow Food conviviums in the recent ...

Author: Miha Bratec 

Year: 2008 

104 Think Tank VIII Lifestyle Oriented Small Tourism [LOST] Firms in the F... file 5103 Oct 13, 2013

Lifestyle has been oft cited in the literature as the main motivation for those establishing or acquiring tourism related businesses in attractive destinations. However, the term has many different dimensions and connotations, both positive...

Author: Jack Carlsen & Alison Morrison 

Year: 2008 

103 Think Tank VIII A Framework for Work-Life Balance Practices in the Tou... file 3897 Oct 13, 2013

This paper addresses the key issues surrounding the debate over work-life balance. It provides an overview of current thinking in the general work environment, with specific focus on the issue within the tourism industry. This paper present...

Author: Margaret Deery & Leo Jago 

Year: 2008 

OPA: 2008 Outstanding Paper Award Winner 

102 OPA award A Framework for Work-Life Balance Practices in the Tou... file 4716 Oct 13, 2013

This paper addresses the key issues surrounding the debate over work-life balance. It provides an overview of current thinking in the general work environment, with specific focus on the issue within the tourism industry. This paper present...

Author: Margaret Deery & Leo Jago 

Year: 2008 

OPA: 2008 Outstanding Paper Award Winner 

101 Think Tank VIII Destination Competitiveness and Policy Making for Pove... file 6923 Oct 13, 2013

This paper has five aims. First, to discuss the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI) and the method of its construction. If the TTCI is to have policy significance it is essential that its components be identified and analysed as ...

Author: Larry Dwyer 

Year: 2008 

100 Think Tank VIII Linking Tourist Satisfaction to Happiness and Quality ... file 4964 Oct 13, 2013

Dominant tourist satisfaction measures, typically tied to service quality, have recently received much criticism by senior tourism academics (Ryan, 1995; Kozak, 2001; Pearce, 2005). These prominent tourism scholars commonly refer to very sim...

Author: Sebastian Filep 

Year: 2008 

99 Think Tank VIII Moving from Destination Marketing to Destination Manag... file 70799 Oct 13, 2013

This paper provides a case study of how a tourism organisation has interpreted the change from a ‘marketing’ to a ‘management’ approach in destination development. It begins by looking at what the literature has said about destination manag...

Author: David Foster 

Year: 2008 

98 Think Tank VIII Tourism-led Amenity Migration and the Transformation o... file 3410 Oct 13, 2013

Global economic and political change has stimulated an explosion in tourism-led migration flows resulting in unprecedented transformation in the form and condition of impacted communities (Woods, 2006). This increase in human migration to ar...

Author: Alison M. Gill 

Year: 2008 

97 Think Tank VIII Shared Playgrounds: Contrasting Visitor Perspectives o... file 7105 Oct 13, 2013

Tourism is forming an increasingly significant component of the social and economic fabric of many major cities around the world. The quality of life for the residents of a city can be both degraded and enhanced by tourism and its associated...

Author: Tony Griffin, Deborah Edwards, Katie Schlenker & Bruce Hayllar 

Year: 2008 

96 Think Tank VIII A Tool for Improving the Sustainability of Tourism Ind... file 2870 Oct 13, 2013

The tourism industry’s interest in sustainable management has increased in exponential proportions over the past year. Substantial amounts of space in industry journals are devoted to issues such as sustainability, energy management, green b...

Author: Claudia Jurowski 

Year: 2008 

95 Think Tank VIII Enhancing the Quality of Life through Cultural Events:... file 103998 Oct 13, 2013

The Wadden Sea Festival in Denmark is based on the idea of integrating the coastal environment in the presentation of contemporary art. Specifically, unique tidal differences are utilized to stage a range of performances. The Wadden Sea Fest...

Author: Janne J. Liburd & Anja Hergesell 

Year: 2008 

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