Resources

RESOURCES


RESOURCES: PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS

Author : Pauline Sheldon, John Knox & Kem Lowry
School/Work Place : University of Hawaii, USA (Pauline Sheldon, Kem Lowry), Know and Associates, USA (John Knox)
Contact : psheldon@hawaii.edu
Year : 2004

Most destinations are struggling to achieve sustainability for their economies, their environments, their cultures and their tourism industries. This laudatory, idealistic and complex process involves many sectors of the industry, the community, government, and a broad array of stakeholders. Different destinations are approaching the process with a variety of models and processes. There is much literature discussing how to achieve these goals (for example Swarbrooke, 2002, Bramwell and Lane, 2000) but each destination must work with its own individual system to achieve the best approach. The challenge becomes more difficult for mass tourism destinations, with a long history, well-established (often out-dated) infrastructures, often long-seated conflicts among stakeholders, and diverse and fragile eco-systems and cultures. Hawai'i is one of those destinations.

Case studies and research methodologies of different approaches to the challenges of sustainable tourism abound. Agenda 21 lays out a prototype for this and provides case studies of destinations that are implementing programs. The literature reports various approaches often involving: measurement or assessment of the situation, demand forecasting, stakeholder or community input to policy creation, information systems technology and a monitoring system. This study reports on a recent effort by the state of Hawaii to bring understanding, knowledge and policy to improve the quality and sustainability of tourism across the islands.



List of Articles
No. Subject Views Date
2 Think Tank IV Sustainability and Mass Destinations: Challenges and P... file 4016 Oct 13, 2013

In year 2001, the Government of the Balearic Islands decided to establish a tourism tax, named "ecotax", as an important measure to achieve a more sustainable tourism model for the islands. This paper analyses the background of the ecotax, t...

Author: Antoni Serra Cantallops 

Year: 2004 

» Think Tank IV Sustainability in a Mature Mass-Tourism Destination: T... file 3765 Oct 13, 2013

Most destinations are struggling to achieve sustainability for their economies, their environments, their cultures and their tourism industries. This laudatory, idealistic and complex process involves many sectors of the industry, the commun...

Author: Pauline Sheldon, John Knox & Kem Lowry 

Year: 2004 

AAA