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Author : Sebastian Ferrari & Dagmar Lund-Durlacher
School/Work Place : MODUL University Vienna, Austria
Contact : 1111532@modul.ac.at
Year : 2015

Over the last decades, social enterprises have increasingly gained importance in the travel and tourism industry and they are revolutionizing the way business is done. Instead of maximizing profits for external shareholders, a social enterprise is an organization that applies commercial strategies to address society’s most pressing needs; thus creating sustainable solutions, that empower the underprivileged to independently lift themselves out of poverty. Social enterprises can be structured as a for-profit or non-profit, and may take different forms between these two poles (Ridley-Duff, R. J. and Bull, M., 2011).

Professionals and researchers agree insofar as they argue that non-profit organizations are not self-sufficient due to the fact that they depend largely on donations. On the other hand, having the opportunity of reinvesting their own income, for-profit enterprises are not confronted with this problem. However, some businesses are to be found in neither end of the spectrum. These hybrid models combine elements from both forms (Elkington and Hartigan, 2008).

The purpose of this paper is to explore different business models of social enterprises operating in the travel and tourism industry. The focus is on what motivates social entrepreneurs, which social needs are addressed, what are the approaches taken to improve them and what are the social enterprises’ income generating strategies to ensure their self-sufficiency.


List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort Date
114 Think Tank IV Evaluation of Tourism Events: A Critical Review with a... file 1692 Oct 13, 2013

This presentation will critically review the three main sources of error in tourism event evaluation, related to the limited temporal, geographic and economic scope of current event evaluation approaches. In doing so, it will draw the attent...

Author: Jack Carlsen 

Year: 2004 

113 Think Tank XVII Residents’ perceptions of sustainable tourism in Mauri... file 1689 Aug 17, 2017

This paper examines residents' perception on sustainable tourism in Mauritius. 500 surveys were elaborated and circulated to the respondents. This research examines the connections between the demographic variables gender, age, instruction l...

Author: Bhavish Jugurnath & Roucheet Bissessur & Youvish Ramjattan & Devendra Bissessur 

Year: 2017 

112 Think Tank X Knowledge Economies, Knowledge Making, Complexity Theo... file 1668 Oct 13, 2013

This paper narrates processes associated with the development of microtourism enterprises as one part of a broader organically determined sustainable development agenda in a north eastern coastal village in Bali. The paper’s narrative is co...

Author: Gayle Jennings 

Year: 2010 

111 Think Tank XIX Innovation Generator. Ideas for Sustainable Tourism Pr... file 1666 Oct 23, 2019

Key words: Innovation generator, Sustainable tourism, Alps, projects, Switzerland Page: 208-213 Innovation Generator.pdf Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Norma...

Author: Fabian Weber 

Year: 2019 

110 Think Tank XVIII Community participation and stakeholder engagement in ... file 1636 Jan 07, 2019

Keywords: natural resource management, community participation, stakeholder engagement, co-creation, sustainable tourism, Networks of Reserves.

Author: Umberto Martini, Federica Buffa, Sandra Notaro, Nicola Zeni & Pier Luigi Novi Inverardi 

Year: 2018 

109 Think Tank XVIII The Munich Streetlife Festival: A case study on a gree... file 1602 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: Green events, sustainability communication, theory of planned behaviour, transtheoretical model, structure equation model

Author: Elias Butzmann & Christina Tölkes 

Year: 2018 

108 Think Tank VIII Tourism Acting as a Factor of Integration: The Case of... file 1587 Oct 13, 2013

Over the past years, reports over brutal, racist attacks in the former eastern states of Germany have filled the headlines of German and international media again and again. Tourism authorities in these states have complained that these att...

Author: Dagmar Lund-Durlacher 

Year: 2008 

107 Think Tank XVIII Sustainable Experience: Innovative sustainable communi... file 1583 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: Customer Experience, Sustainable Marketing, CSR, Communication, Hospitality Management

Author: Annkathrin Weiss & Matthias Straub 

Year: 2018 

106 Think Tank XVII Reducing economic leakages from tourism: A value chain... file 1577 Aug 17, 2017

The research is funded by the Centre for the Development of Enterprise and with the guidance of the International Trade Centre of UNCTAD. The authors would like to thank Pablo LoMoro at the International Trade Centre for his considerable sup...

Author: Andrew Rylance & Anna Spenceley 

Year: 2017 

OPA: 2017 Outstanding Paper Award Winner 

105 Think Tank XVII A meta-analysis of the tourism and economic growth nexus file 1569 Aug 17, 2017

The existing literature is fraught with empirical studies delineating the impact of the tourism sector on economic growth. However, the results are at best inconclusive. In this regard, the aim of the present study is to investigate the unde...

Author: Boopendra Seetanah & Robin Nunkoo & Raja Vinesh Sannassee & Paul Georges Warren Moraghen & Zameelah Rifkha Khan Jaffur 

Year: 2017 

104 Think Tank XVII E-Mobility as an Innovation for a Sustainable Destinat... file 1546 Aug 17, 2017

The project "E-Destination” funded by Internationale Bodenseehochschule (IBH) aims to show whether and in what form electro-mobility can play a bigger role regarding tourism in the rural region of Lake Constance (in German: Bodensee), Baden-...

Author: Tatjana Thimm 

Year: 2017 

103 Think Tank XVI Sustainable Tourism Managment on Small Island Destinat... file 1524 Jul 02, 2016

On December 11th, 2015 climate change negotiations came to a close after the COP21 – 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris. Across media channels and climate protests the event was referred to as “the last chance summit”, w...

Author: Bonnie Lewtas & René Schmidpeter 

Year: 2016 

102 Think Tank XV Conserving biodiversity as tourism (including wildlife... 1462 Jul 27, 2015

Governments throughout Australia and elsewhere recognise that tourism is an important sector of the economy, and are encouraging its growth in a variety of ways, some more environmentally sound than others. This papers presents not the resul...

Author: Ronda J Green 

Year: 2015 

101 Think Tank XVII Providing sustainable innovations in the hospitality i... file 1457 Aug 17, 2017

Sustainability and eco-friendliness is gaining considerable attention within the hotel industry (Chen, Sloan & Legrand, 2009; Kim & Han, 2010). There has been a growing awareness of the environmental and social influence of hotel ope...

Author: Julia Zimmermann & Matthias Straub 

Year: 2017 

100 Think Tank XVII Investigating the impact of climate change on the tour... file 1444 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 

99 Think Tank XVI Communicating sustainability values of wine producers file 1428 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 

98 Think Tank X How Is Sustainability ‘Materialised’ in Tourism? Conte... file 1370 Oct 13, 2013

Meaning is one of the most elusive and ubiquitous properties of tourism spaces. This paper analyses the ambiguity of meaning in the materiality of tourism sustainability. Sustainable development and its three interrelated principles of holi...

Author: Neil M. Walsh 

Year: 2010 

97 Think Tank XVII Travelers Satisfaction with Dimensions of Tourist Tert... file 1366 Aug 17, 2017

Loyalty of customers is recognized as a key ingredient for the success of organisations. A 5% increase in customer retention has been linked to 85% increase in profits (Reichfield and Sasser, 1990). As noted by Assael (1984), long term organ...

Author: Boopendra Seetanah & Viraiyan Teeroovengadum & Kesseven Padachi 

Year: 2017 

96 Think Tank XVII Transit Tours for Airport Passengers – Issues and Chal... file 1354 Aug 17, 2017

Since the advent of liberalisation of the aviation industry in the late 1970s, many countries have adopted the liberal policy in air transport and entered bilateral air service agreements, often referred to as “open skies agreements” (OSAs),...

Author: Priscilla Chau Min Poon 

Year: 2017 

» Think Tank XV The social enterprise as a vehicle to poverty alleviat... file 1346 Jul 27, 2015

Over the last decades, social enterprises have increasingly gained importance in the travel and tourism industry and they are revolutionizing the way business is done. Instead of maximizing profits for external shareholders, a social enterpr...

Author: Sebastian Ferrari & Dagmar Lund-Durlacher 

Year: 2015 

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