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Author : Claudia Jurowski
School/Work Place : Northern Arizona University, USA
Contact : claudia.jurowski@nau.edu
Year : 2008

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 building design, waste reduction, water saving practices and other topics related to social responsibility (International Tourism Partnership, 2007). CEO’s of major corporations have identified sustainable management practices as critical to the success of their business (examiner.com, 2008). Top management focus on sustainability may be partially driven by consumer demand. A recent survey of the members of Travelocity revealed that 80% of the respondents were willing to spend more on eco-friendly destinations or businesses (Reuters, 2008).

Managers anxious to meet consumer expectations are actively seeking knowledge on how to green their business (The term green is being used here to incorporate all aspects of sustainability and corporate social responsibility). They want to know what actions they can take. There is a plethora of information available. However, most non corporate properties do not have the resources to research and identify actions they can take. Managers lack a tool they can use to help them readily assess their position and select strategies to improve their performance. The purpose of this research is to synthesize the many resources available for tourism related businesses and develop a list of practical actions businesses can take to manage more sustainably.


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 

5 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 

» 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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