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Author : Blanca A. Camargo & Ulrike Gretzel
School/Work Place : University of Monterrey, Mexico (Blanca A. Camargo) & University of Wollongong, Australia (Ulrike Gretzel)
Contact : blanca.alejandra.camargo@udem.edu.mx, ugretzel@uow.edu.au
Year : 2011

The topic of sustainable tourism education has only recently started to emerge in the tourism literature. A few tourism scholars have raised concerns about the need to prepare future tourism professionals for real life planning and management of sustainable tourism projects (cf. Jamal et al, 2010; Stergiou et al., 2008). The Tourism Education Futures Initiative (TEFI) also recognizes sustainability as an important value to be communicated through tourism education (Sheldon et al., 2008) and the BEST Education Network has published sustainable tourism case studies to inform teaching in this area (besteducationnetwork.org). Jamal et al. (2010) attribute this increased attention to sustainable tourism pedagogy to two factors; global dialogue about the future of tourism and hospitality education and the calls for graduating students to have the knowledge, skills, values and capacities necessary to operate and grow as practitioners who have to realize sustainability goals. However, while some studies have focused on determining the "what" (Deale et al., 2010; Jurowski, 2010, Lewis, 2005; Jurowski, 2003) and the "how" (delivery) in teaching sustainable tourism (Isacsson and Gretzel, 2011; Jamal et al., 2010; Jurowski and Liburd, 2001), no studies have assessed what tourism students actually know and feel about sustainability in tourism.


List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort Date
194 Think Tank IV Sustainability in a Mature Mass-Tourism Destination: T... file 3769 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 

193 Think Tank XII Causality Between Inbound Tourism and Economic Growth:... file 3795 Nov 06, 2013

This paper examines the existing studies of the relationship between inbound tourism and economic growth. After a brief discussion of general economic growth theory and the reasons why a positive causal relationship may exist between export ...

Author: Mondher Sahli & Simon Carey 

Year: 2012 

192 Think Tank XIV Leadership at the Nexus: Exploring the Connection betw... file 3802 Jun 26, 2014

The development of sustainable and competitive tourism destinations is contingent upon many factors including the creation of inclusive policy (Pforr, 2006), the development and implementation of strategic plans (Jordan, Vogt, Kruger, and Gr...

Author: Whitney Knollenberg & Nancy Gard McGehee 

Year: 2014 

191 Think Tank IX The Role of Values in Sustainable Tourism Education file 3804 Oct 13, 2013

This presentation discusses the role of values in the context of sustainable tourism education. However, it does not seek to engage in the debate about the definition of Sustainable Tourism nor the differences between this concept and Sustai...

Author: Christian Schott 

Year: 2009 

190 Think Tank IV Cultural Tourism as a Means for Sustainability in a Ma... file 3829 Oct 13, 2013

Tourism has become for many islands a means of social, economic and cultural development through the creation of jobs, raising standards of living and through the development of local resources for culture and heritage. Thus, many of these d...

Author: Chryso Panayidou 

Year: 2004 

189 Think Tank IV Attitudes towards Environmental Responsibility among S... file 3840 Oct 13, 2013

The first step in creating a more environmentally sound hotel industry should be a performance analysis of the hotel sector from an environmental perspective. An assessment measuring the level of environmental awareness among hoteliers and t...

Author: Paulina Bohdanowicz, Vlasta Zanki-Alujevic & Ivo Martinac 

Year: 2004 

188 Think Tank XIII Tourism development led by the Third Sector - Impacts ... file 3845 Nov 06, 2013

Most tourism development is initiated and led by either the private or the public sector. These projects’ potential impacts on host communities have been explored since the 1980s, and they are now relatively well known. This is not the case ...

Author: Julia N. Albrecht & My N. D. Tran 

Year: 2013 

187 Think Tank XV Environmental beliefs and feelings toward nature among... file 3848 Jul 27, 2015

Tourists are often depicted as irresponsible consumers, with mass tourism being linked to extensive consumerism in society (Sharpley, 2012; Singh, 2012)and tourists as consumers are part of the “culture-ideology of consumerism” (Higgins-Desb...

Author: Elizabeth Ann Kruger 

Year: 2015 

186 Think Tank XIV Local Networks as Sustainable Policy Instruments: A Ca... file 3868 Jun 27, 2014

In this case study, a communication network among local hotel managers was examined, first to assess the extent of communication among hotel managers, and second to identify influential members within the network. Communication with respect ...

Author: Karen Irene Thal & Tracy Burkett 

Year: 2014 

185 Think Tank VII Getting Fit to Innovate: TUI's InnOlympics file 3876 Oct 13, 2013

Tether (2003) describes innovation within service industries as having a Cinderella status - marginal and neglected. The traditional approach to thinking about innovation has been to concentrate on manufacturing and within that, the role of...

Author: Graham Miller & Caroline Scarles 

Year: 2007 

184 Think Tank X The Role of Knowledge-based Networks in Sustainable To... file 3925 Oct 13, 2013

In practice, tourism organisations tend to be more serious towards their financial viability and therefore undermine long-term socio-cultural and environmental consequences. In so doing they impede their own ability and that of the destinat...

Author: Ehsan Ahmed & Larry Dwyer 

Year: 2010 

183 Think Tank XIII Assessing Community Quality of Life in the Context of ... file 3929 Nov 06, 2013

One of major purposes of tourism development in a destination is to improve the quality of life (QOL) of host community. In the tourism literature, resident QOL has been discussed in the research of resident attitudes toward tourism. However...

Author: Chia-Pin Simo Yu, Shu Tian Cole & H. Charles Chancellor 

Year: 2013 

182 Think Tank IV Sustainability and Mass Destinations: Challenges and P... file 4018 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 

181 Think Tank IX The West in the East: Conflict in the Values of Volunt... file 4032 Oct 13, 2013

Consequently, the aim of this research was to explore the complexity of trying to work within a framework of sustainability, with a given number of stakeholders (in this case, a UK organisation, its customers (volunteers, primarily British) ...

Author: Angela M. Benson 

Year: 2009 

180 Think Tank IV Possibilities for Sustainable Tourism Management in Ac... file 4057 Oct 13, 2013

Sustainability is an inevitable concept in tourism which heavily depends on natural resources and environment with its products and services. Here prevention and controlling water, air and noise pollution, habitat degradation is more importa...

Author: Meryem Atik, Türker Altan & A. Akin Aksu 

Year: 2004 

179 Think Tank XIII Local Residents' Involvement in Rural Tourism: The Cas... file 4066 Nov 06, 2013

Community involvement is regarded as a significant factor for the development of rural tourism. In Malaysia, cooperatives are used as a catalyst to achieve community development through community involvement. This paper focuses on the involv...

Author: Uma Thevi Munikrishnan, Sushila Devi Rajaratnam, Paolo Mura & Vikneswaran Nair 

Year: 2013 

178 Think Tank IX Sustainable Tourism Principles Reflected in Award-Winn... file 4089 Oct 13, 2013

There has been increased attention given to sustainable tourism monitoring and evaluation efforts, including corporate policies, guidelines and codes of conduct as well as certification programs (e.g., Dodds and Joppe 2005; Font and Harris ...

Author: Stuart Levy & Donald Hawkins 

Year: 2009 

177 Think Tank VII Rural Adventure Tourism and Social Entrepreneurship file 4097 Oct 13, 2013

The intent of this research is to provide a comparative analysis of several innovative social entrepreneurial businesses operating within the realm of rural adventure tourism. This qualitative, case-based research explores six companies, wh...

Author: Christina Heyniger & Kristin Lamoureaux 

Year: 2007 

176 Think Tank XIII Resident Perceptions of the Impacts of Tourism in Majo... file 4103 Nov 06, 2013

Despite the importance of cities and tourism flows to cities, the literature which explores the effect of tourism on host communities tends to focus on non-urban locations. As different types of tourists place different demands upon the reso...

Author: Tony Griffin & Deborah Edwards 

Year: 2013 

175 Think Tank XIV Exploring the Relationship between General Environment... file 4115 Jun 26, 2014

These challenges raise the questions of how to determine who is environmentally friendly, i.e. who is potentially part of this group acknowledging the range and diversity in environmental behaviours and their uptake. An alternative approach ...

Author: Anja Hergesell 

Year: 2014 

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