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Author : Irma Booyens and Christian M. Rogerson
School/Work Place : University of Johannesburg
Contact : ibooyens@hsrc.ac.za
Year : 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 economically competitive, as well as implement environmentally and socially responsible practices to achieve sustainability. Innovation is critical at tourism enterprise level to enhance competitive advantage and performance and correspondingly to ensure business survival in the contemporary global environment (Tigu et al, 2013; Williams, 2014; Omerzel, 2016). Arguably, innovation in tourism should not only be concerned with tourism enterprise level economic viability, but also with the environmental and social sustainability of host destinations and communities (cf. Hall, 2009; Weeden, 2013; Brookes et al., 2014). This said, it is observed that whilst tourism innovation is a growing topic of inquiry across tourism and hospitality studies, questions about innovation in relation to sustainability in tourism are neglected (Hall, 2009; Hjalager, 2014; Saarinen, 2014).


Booyens & Rogerson, Responsible tourism and innovation practices by tourism enterprises in the Western Cape.pdf


List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort Date
7 Think Tank XVII A Structural Model Predicting Tourists Behavioural Int... 310 Aug 17, 2017

The contribution of the tourism sector towards the development of host nations is undeniable in that it provides several benefits such as creation of employment, generation of added value and tax revenue, and boosting of inward foreign direc...

Author: Robin Nunkoo & Viraiyan Teeroovengadum & Boopen Seetanah & Robin Sannassee 

Year: 2017 

6 Think Tank XVII Making hotel guests voluntarily waive daily room cleaning file 281 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 

5 Think Tank XVII New Forms of ‘Responsible Tourism’ in Refugee Camps an... file 273 Aug 17, 2017

Responsible Tourism is about “making better places for people to live in and better places for people to visit”. Traveling responsibly is thus about managing travel and destinations in an environmentally and culturally responsible way and de...

Author: Jaume Guia, Sil van de Velde & Lauren Chan 

Year: 2017 

4 Think Tank XVII Australian Indigenous Tourism: Integration of knowledg... file 262 Aug 17, 2017

Many Australian tourism ventures today promote Australian Indigenous Biocultural Knowledge (AIBK) (Pert, Ens, Locke, Clarke, Packer & Turpin, 2015) through bush-tucker tours, interpretive displays in cultural centres, arts and crafts, et...

Author: Gabrielle McGinnis & Mark Harvey & Ian D. Clark & Tamara Young 

Year: 2017 

3 Think Tank XVII Lack of transparency - a barrier for the diffusion of ... file 223 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 

2 Think Tank XVII Finding and Fostering Our Future Tourism Leaders: Unde... file 219 Aug 17, 2017

The hospitality and tourism industry is facing a serious skilled manpower shortage globally, and the best way to meet the manpower needs of the industry is through training and education. The shortage of skilled talent is a global issue in t...

Author: Grace K.S. Ho & Rob Law 

Year: 2017 

1 Think Tank XVII Investigating the relationship between FDI and Tourism... file 210 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 

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