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Author : Toshima Makoondlall-Chadee, Chandradeo Bokhoree, Deepa Sumputh
School/Work Place : University of Technology, Mauritius
Contact : t.m.chadee@umail.utm.ac.mu
Year : 2017

Over the decades, tourism has experienced continued growth and developing diversification to become one of the fastest growing economic sectors worldwide. Every year the tourism industry has experienced steady growth. International tourist arrivals increased from 528 million in 2005 to 1.19 billion in 2015 (Dacelle, 2004). Modern tourism is closely related to development and includes a growing number of new destinations. These dynamics have turned tourism into a key driver for socio-economic progress. Tourism became one of the major actors in international commerce, and represents at the same time one of the main income sources for many developing countries (Sedarati, 2015). This growth goes hand in hand with an increasing diversification and competition among destinations, this global spread of tourism in developed states has produced economic and employment benefits in many related sectors including construction to agriculture or telecommunications (Neto, 2003). Moreover, the contribution of tourism to economic well- being depend on the quality and the revenues of the tourism offer. UNWTO assists destinations in their sustainable positioning in ever more complex national and international markets. As the UN agency dedicated to tourism, UNWTO points out that particularly developing countries stand to benefit from sustainable tourism and acts to help make this a reality (Pedersen, 2013).

Makoondlall-Chadee, Bokhoree & Sumputh, A system thinking approach towards promoting sustainability in the tourism industry PP.pdf

Makoondlall-Chadee, Bokhoree & Sumputh, A system thinking approach towards promoting sustainability in the tourism industry.pdf


List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort Date
354 Think Tank XIII Understanding Sense of Place in Tourism Development: T... file 5822 Nov 06, 2013

This paper introduces the rationale for a study which explores the relationship between sense of place and sustainability at Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park (TARP), Sabah. Sense of place encompasses an understanding of the meaning bestowed ...

Author: Paulin Wong Poh Lin & Balvinder Kaur Kler 

Year: 2013 

353 Think Tank IX Cross-Cultural Interaction, Capacity Building and Sust... file 5787 Oct 13, 2013

This paper reports on findings which are part of a broader research conducted under the Learning and Teaching Fellowship Award 2007/08, aimed at the assessment of innovative blended learning techniques and applied learning in alternative st...

Author: Marina Novelli 

Year: 2009 

352 Think Tank XIII Assessing the Impact of Rural Tourism Development on t... file 5777 Nov 06, 2013

Past literature has posited that tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors and has been signified as an attractive investment proposition. Rural tourism sector has been actively promoted by the Malaysian government and currently, it is c...

Author: May-Chiun Lo, Vikneswaran Nair, Peter Songan & Helen Lee HuiHui 

Year: 2013 

351 Think Tank XIV The Roles of the Public, Private and Voluntary Sector ... file 5768 Jun 26, 2014

Social tourism refers to initiatives that aim to include groups into tourism that would otherwise be excluded from it. The earliest definition of social tourism by Hunzicker (1951) described social tourism as ‘‘the relationships and phenomen...

Author: Lynn Minnaert 

Year: 2014 

350 Think Tank IX Sustainable Tourism Development Plan for the Old City ... file 5755 Oct 13, 2013

This research aims to propose a sustainable tourism development plan for the City of Nan. Since the year 2000, Nan civil society leaders, national and international stakeholders have tried to develop Nan into a world heritage destination. I...

Author: Donruetai Kovathanakul 

Year: 2009 

349 OPA award Stakeholder involvement, culture and accountability in... file 5742 Oct 13, 2013

Following its historical rise and fall, America’s first industrialized polluted landscape garnered federal and local support to remedy its near destruction. Today, the Blackstone Valley is a pragmatic example of translating theory into pract...

Author: Robert Billington, Veronica Cadoppi & Natalie Carter 

Year: 2006 

OPA: 2006 Outstanding Paper Award Winner 

348 Think Tank VIII Moving from Destination Marketing to Destination Manag... file 5740 Oct 13, 2013

This paper provides a case study of how a tourism organisation has interpreted the change from a ‘marketing’ to a ‘management’ approach in destination development. It begins by looking at what the literature has said about destination manag...

Author: David Foster 

Year: 2008 

347 Think Tank VIII Environmental Education and Ecotourism: A Case Study o... file 5667 Oct 13, 2013

In this paper we take the standpoint that environmental education and ecotourism are highly related and depend on each other, and that ecotourism cannot be achieved without proper environmental education. Furthermore, in order to achieve qu...

Author: Mojca Arsenijevic & Marko Bohanec 

Year: 2008 

346 Think Tank X Implementing Networks of the New Zealand Tourism Strat... file 5666 Oct 13, 2013

The areas of tourism planning and strategy are frequently at the focus of academic enquiry; however, the implementation of the planning results is not. The small number of existing studies suggests that many difficulties associated with pla...

Author: Julia N. Albrecht 

Year: 2010 

345 Think Tank IX What do sustainable tourism researchers value? An anal... file 5627 Oct 13, 2013

Sustainable Tourism has emerged as a major field of specialisation within tourism and has been so pervasive that some have suggested that the field represents a fifth platform of tourism research, while others have argued that the field has...

Author: Pierre Benckendorff 

Year: 2009 

344 Think Tank VIII Destination Competitiveness and Policy Making for Pove... file 5577 Oct 13, 2013

This paper has five aims. First, to discuss the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI) and the method of its construction. If the TTCI is to have policy significance it is essential that its components be identified and analysed as ...

Author: Larry Dwyer 

Year: 2008 

343 Think Tank V Ideas for A(u)ction: Tourism Risk Management file 5545 Dec 14, 2013

As a contribution to BEST Education Network ThinkTank V, Managing Riskand Crisis for Sustainable Tourism, the following paper has been prepared in two parts. The first part of the paper focuses on the idea that an appropriate model can be de...

Author: Scott K. Cunliffe 

Year: 2005 

OPA: Keynote Speech 

342 Think Tank XIII Measuring Tourism: Developing a Regional Level Framewo... file 5538 Nov 06, 2013

In the field of tourism impacts research it is often assumed that certain characteristics of tourism are related to the nature and extent of tourism impacts on the destination’s community well-being. However, a standard set of measures for t...

Author: Elena Konovalov, Laurie Murphy & Gianna Moscardo 

Year: 2013 

341 Think Tank VII Destination and Enterprise Management for a Tourism Fu... file 5537 Oct 13, 2013

A key element of a successful tourism industry is the ability to recognize and deal with change across a wide range of key factors and the way they interact. Key drivers of global change can be classified as Economic, Social, Political, Tec...

Author: Larry Dwyer, Deborah Edwards, Nina Mistilis, & Carolina Roman 

Year: 2007 

340 Think Tank V Tourism Education for Cambodia: A Case Study of its Fi... file 5492 Oct 13, 2013

This paper details the development, delivery and outcomes of a Masters course in Tourism Development that was delivered by the Royal University of Phnom Penh, with the assistance and support of the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and t...

Author: Ravi Ravinder 

Year: 2005 

339 Think Tank VIII A Conceptual Ex Ante Framework for the Strategic Study... file 5484 Oct 13, 2013

The area of sport event tourism has been growing over the last years, which led to an increasing amount of research that has analysed both the economic and social impacts of sport events. Whereas a substantial amount of ex post assessment fr...

Author: Nico Schulenkorf 

Year: 2008 

OPA: 2008 Runner Up 

338 Think Tank XIII Striving for Environmental Sustainability through Soci... file 5424 Nov 06, 2013

The question how native societies cope with the increasing pressure of global values, such as sustainability, westernization and democratic institutions has been asked in the last decades (Smith, 1989; Honey, 1999; Nash, 2001; Honey, 2008). ...

Author: Peter Varga 

Year: 2013 

337 Think Tank XIV The Development of a National Tourism Research Agenda ... file 5411 Jun 26, 2014

A national research agenda identifies the research priorities that need to be addressed to “inform future policy and service delivery” by government and “for use by academics and practitioners to stimulate research, partnerships and collabor...

Author: Leo Jago & Margaret Deery 

Year: 2014 

336 OPA award Environmental Training and Measures at Scandic Hotels,... file 5381 Dec 01, 2013

Hotels are traditionally geared towards providing a high-level of comfort and entertainment, as well as a broad spectrum of services, often without giving much concern to associated environmental or socio-economic impacts. Hotel companies ty...

Author: Paulina Bohdanowicz, Branko Simanic & Ivo Martinac 

Year: 2004 

OPA: 2004 Outstanding Paper Award Winner 

335 OPA award Crisis Communications and Tourism Recovery Strategies ... file 5362 Oct 13, 2013

This paper describes the application of lessons and processes gleaned from previous crises and disasters to the tourism recovery process for the Maldives following the tsunami of December 26 th , 2004. An assessment of existing literature as...

Author: Jack Carlsen 

Year: 2005 

OPA: 2005 Outstanding Paper Award Winner 

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