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Author : Maud Tixier
School/Work Place : ESSEC, France
Contact : tixierm@essec.fr
Year : 2008

‘Responsible’ tourism is all the rage nowadays. Parallel to the offer commercialized by specialized tour operators on the sustainable niche, traditional tour-operators have also begun to claim the sustainability of their offer. One can henceforth ponder on the legitimacy of the names they appropriate. The aim of the study is to assess the sustainability of their offer and eventually their legitimacy in claiming themselves to be responsible.

The survey was carried out among 18 French traditional and 10 (in fact more because of regrouping) specialized tour operators on the internet sites and their catalogue perusals. Results shows that various actions have been undertaken, relayed by communication, to promote an environment-friendly sustainable tourism in the broad sense of the term. Awareness is therefore genuine; it remains nonetheless all too often symbolic. The lack of transparency displayed by tour operators makes it hard to fathom for the ill-informed traveller.


List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort Date
6 Think Tank VIII Assessing Whose Quality of Life: A Critical Examinatio... file 2844 Oct 13, 2013

Almost all the academic literature on tourism impacts has focussed on the consequences of tourism for the destination and its residents. Very little attention has been paid to the impacts of tourism on tourists. Virtually all cost-benefit an...

Author: Gianna Moscardo 

Year: 2008 

» Think Tank VIII Will the Advent of a More Responsible Type of Tourism ... file 2577 Oct 13, 2013

‘Responsible’ tourism is all the rage nowadays. Parallel to the offer commercialized by specialized tour operators on the sustainable niche, traditional tour-operators have also begun to claim the sustainability of their offer. One can henc...

Author: Maud Tixier 

Year: 2008 

4 Think Tank VIII A Tool for Improving the Sustainability of Tourism Ind... file 2571 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 

3 Think Tank VIII Managing Work/Life Balance Issues: An Examination of H... file 2377 Oct 13, 2013

The purpose of this study was to identify international human resource management best practice with regard to work/life balance policies and practices within an international hotel in Auckland, New Zealand. The methodology included an anal...

Author: Elizabeth Roberts, David Williamson & Carmen Cox 

Year: 2008 

2 Think Tank VIII Tourism for Marginal Groups: Tourism as a Livelihood S... file 1981 Oct 13, 2013

Since the report of the Brundtland Commission was published 1987 (WCED 1987), sustainable development has been incorporated into the policies of many international organizations and the legislation of jurisdictions throughout the world. Nev...

Author: Teresa C.H. Tao & Geoffrey Wall 

Year: 2008 

1 Think Tank VIII Tourism Acting as a Factor of Integration: The Case of... file 1873 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 

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