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Author : Ercan Sirakaya-Turk, Seyhmuz Baloglu & Haywantee Rumi Ramkissoon
Year : 2016

The sustainability concept has become popular after it was first used in almost three decades ago in what is now a renowned report, Our Common Future by Brundtland’s World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED 1987).  Although much of its use by policy makers, NGOs and business community has come to mean protecting the environment from further damage or sometimes a simple marketing gimmick, the academic community adopted this shibboleth as a vade mecum for ultimately creating the Shangri-La, a utopian ideal, to be reached via sustaining the culture, society, and welfare of local communities. Increasing women’s participation in societal affairs and labor force, democratizing economic opportunity and human rights and locals’ participation in decision-making are a few tenets of sustainability.  In response to these developments, the tourism industry responded by “green-washing” hotels, restaurants and tour companies as part of its sustainability strategy while tourism scholars rushed quickly reorganizing their research effort around this theme. A crude synthesis of debate surrounding the issue of sustainable development in the last twenty-five years indicates that achieving the goals of sustainable development would require a shift in culture and change in human value systems.


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354 Think Tank XVI The impact of CSR activities of family businesses on c... file 1038 Jul 02, 2016

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Author: Zehrer Anita 

Year: 2016 

353 Think Tank XVI Assessing the sustainability reporting of a JSE compan... file 1049 Jul 02, 2016

The world is changing into a place where broader spectra of responsibilities are now being embraced. A significant realisation has grown throughout the world that the Earth’s natural resources are scarce. Industrialisation and economic grow...

Author: Candice Hunter & Kevin Mearns 

Year: 2016 

352 Think Tank XIX Multi-stakeholder collaboration for transformative tou... file 1078 Oct 23, 2019

Key words: sustainable tourism education, transformative education, collaborative learning, multi-stakeholder collaboration Page: 119-124 Multi-stakeholder collaboration for transformative tourism education.pdf

Author: Dagmar Lund-Durlacher, Ulrich Gunter and Gordon Sillence 

Year: 2019 

351 Think Tank XVI Tourists’ attitude towards and willingness to pay for ... file 1109 Jul 02, 2016

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Author: Isabel Lissner & Marius Mayer 

Year: 2016 

350 Think Tank XV A novel review approach on adventure tourism scholarship file 1110 Jul 24, 2015

As a niche market, adventure tourism has been developing rapidly in many regions and territories, evidenced by increasing number of participants and intensive growth of adventure tourism products (Adventure Travel Trade Association, 2013; T...

Author: Mingming Chen, Deborah Edward, Simon Darcy 

Year: 2015 

349 Think Tank XIX The time use rebound effect and its impact on tourist ... file 1117 Oct 23, 2019

Key words: rebound effect, time use, consumer behaviour, energy consumption, sustainability Page: 75-78 The time use rebound effect and its impact on tourist consumption in the context of sustainable tourism.pdf Normal 0 false false false EN...

Author: Soheon Kim 

Year: 2019 

» Think Tank XVI Values, Sustainability and Destination Choice Decision... file 1153 Jul 01, 2016

The sustainability concept has become popular after it was first used in almost three decades ago in what is now a renowned report, Our Common Future by Brundtland’s World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED 1987). Although much...

Author: Ercan Sirakaya-Turk, Seyhmuz Baloglu & Haywantee Rumi Ramkissoon 

Year: 2016 

347 Think Tank XIX Changes in volunteerism perception: Results from an In... file 1165 Oct 23, 2019

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Author: Rachelle Wilson, Pavlina Latkova, Aiko Yoshino and Emilyn Sheffield 

Year: 2019 

346 Think Tank XVI The influence of environmental attitudes and concerns ... file 1174 Jul 02, 2016

This study investigates environmental attitudes and concerns of Germans tourists towards climate change. Furthermore it analyses if there are attempts to neutralise air travel emissions by means of voluntary carbon-offsetting. Past research...

Author: Isabell Wulfsberg, Dirk Reiser, Volker Rundshagen & Nicolai Scherle 

Year: 2016 

345 Think Tank XVII Australian Indigenous Tourism: Integration of knowledg... file 1213 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 

344 Think Tank XVII Responsible tourism and innovation practices by touris... file 1235 Aug 17, 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 economi...

Author: Irma Booyens and Christian M. Rogerson 

Year: 2017 

343 Think Tank XVIII Persuasive communication: an experiment on hotel guest... file 1291 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: personal values, smart water-saving technology, community-based social marketing, science communication, pro-environmental behaviour, field experiment.

Author: Pablo Pereira-Doel, Xavier Font & Candice Howarth 

Year: 2018 

342 Think Tank XV Environmental Practices and Hotels’ Performance: an em... file 1300 Jul 27, 2015

Firms are nowadays facing growing pressure from governments and environmental institutions to reduce their ecological footprint. While a growing number of empirical studies have examined the impact of green management policies on firms’ fina...

Author: Christelle Cortese & Mondher Sahli 

Year: 2015 

341 Think Tank XVI The Concept of Corporate Social Responsibility: An ove... file 1312 Jul 02, 2016

In the tourism industry, whilst some companies have taken active steps towards Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), others are yet to adopt a responsible approaching to business. According to Betz (2010), CSR is a relatively new concept i...

Author: Susanne Reimann & Sandro Carnicelli 

Year: 2016 

340 Think Tank XVI Adoption and diffusion of sustainability in tourism an... file 1407 Jul 02, 2016

This study explores why family firms adopt social and ecological policies that go beyond regulations, which includes hard (e.g., law; Berrone et al., 2010) or soft (e.g., certificates; Rivera, 2002) regulations. To accomplish this, the stud...

Author: Johanna Zanon, Andreas Kallmuenzer, William Nikolakis & Mike Peters 

Year: 2016 

339 Think Tank XVIII Defining Small Accommodation Establishments: employing... file 1440 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: small accommodation, sustainable tourism, business models

Author: Niki Glen & Kevin Mearns 

Year: 2018 

338 Think Tank XVII Collaborative knowledge production development and act... file 1455 Aug 17, 2017

Increasingly, literature has depicted food tourism as a powerful contributor to the ‘triple bottom line’ of economic, social, and environmental sustainability in rural communities (e.g. Sidali et al., 2015; Sims, 2009; Everret & Aitchson...

Author: Yukari Higuchi & Yasuhiro Yamanaka 

Year: 2017 

337 Think Tank V Response Strategies to Climate Change Impacts file 1460 Oct 13, 2013

This study addresses the threat of climate change impacts on the sustainability of the economic benefits for, and environmental assets of, tourism destinations. It discusses the challenges for both the demand and supply side of tourism to fo...

Author: Nancy Scanlon 

Year: 2005 

336 Think Tank XV The social enterprise as a vehicle to poverty alleviat... file 1466 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 

335 Think Tank XVI Responsible High Performance Sport Travel – Opportunit... file 1471 Jul 02, 2016

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Author: Kerstin Heuwinkel 

Year: 2016 

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