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Author : Tim Coles, Emily Fenclova & Claire Dinan
School/Work Place : University of Exeter Business School, UK
Contact : T.E.Coles@exeter.ac.uk
Year : 2012

The concept of sustainable development has become a mainstream idea in the governance and management of travel and tourism. Over the past two decades it has attracted considerable attention and debate. While the principles of sustainable development have been widely welcomed, one of the enduring questions has been the extent to which the principles have been embedded into policy and practice? Put another way, does acknowledgement of the need to act translate into definite action? Perhaps not always or indeed as intended, would appear to be the answer. In recent work on the demand-side, Barr et al (2010) have noted the existence of what they term an ‘Intention-Behaviour Gap’ among tourists. In and around the home many citizens have adopted sustainable practices which guide their travel intentions, but these have not necessarily been reflected in their holiday choices or behaviours when travelling or at destinations (see also Dickinson et al 2010; Hares et al 2010; Miller et al 2010). In particular, the emergence of low-fares aviation has encouraged consumers to suspend and/or switch behaviours (Barr et al 2011) or to undertake even more carbon-intensive, ‘binge’ travel (Cohen et al 2011), as it has also been perceived among aviation stakeholders (Coles et al 2011).


List of Articles
No. Subject Views Datesort
102 Think Tank XII Encouraging Environmentally Friendly Transport Mode Ch... file 5116 Nov 06, 2013

The travel between home and destination is a key element of any holiday and has received increasing attention by tourism scholars as its environmental and particularly its climatic impacts have become widely recognized (Gössling 2002; Metz, ...

Author: Astrid Dickinger & Anja Hergesell 

Year: 2012 

101 Think Tank XII Destination Governance and Tourist Mobilities: New Par... file 4618 Nov 06, 2013

Resort communities are complex systems where destination governance has become increasingly challenged by new mobilities of capital, finance, labor, communication, transportation, leisure and tourism. Popular destinations like the coastal co...

Author: Dianne Dredge & Tazim Jamal 

Year: 2012 

100 Think Tank XII Does Migration Have a Bigger Impact on VFR than Total ... file 3464 Nov 06, 2013

As an important global market by purpose of travel, visiting friends and relatives, VFR, is closely associated with the history and development of international migration patterns which are a more permanent form of travel. Further, the impor...

Author: Larry Dwyer, Neelu Seetaram, Peter Forsyth & Brian King 

Year: 2012 

99 Think Tank XII Understanding Tourism Flows and Patterns: A Case Study... file 3553 Nov 06, 2013

This paper reports on the outcomes of two collaborative research projects, conducted in conjunction with destination management authorities. The projects used GPS tracking devices to find out how various kinds of visitors moved around two Au...

Author: Deborah Edwards & Tony Griffin 

Year: 2012 

98 Think Tank XII Civic Tourism, Environmental Art and Tourism Mobility:... file 4138 Nov 06, 2013

For several decades the artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude have created and installed art all over the world. Their art projects are large scale, temporary, and outdoor-environment inspired, and usually involve woven fabric that is suspended ...

Author: Diane Gaede & James Gould 

Year: 2012 

97 Think Tank XII Identifying Issues with Tourist Wayfinding: A Collabor... file 3067 Nov 06, 2013

This paper reports on a study that was conducted in conjunction with Destination NSW, the government tourism authority for the state of New South Wales in Australia. The purpose of the study was to examine tourist wayfinding behaviour in Syd...

Author: Tony Griffin & Deborah Edwards 

Year: 2012 

96 Think Tank XII Social and Economic Mobility: Expatriate Practises in ... file 3439 Nov 06, 2013

Bali has long been a tourist destination for Australian tourists and the Australian tourist market is an important one for Bali tourism. In the last two decades, increasingly Australian tourists have and are shifting their mobility practices...

Author: Gayle Jennings 

Year: 2012 

95 Think Tank XII The Way Forward: Event Management Education and the Fu... file 3104 Nov 06, 2013

The 2011 BESTEN Think Tank XI highlighted a number of issues and themes related to education and learning for sustainable tourism. The themes addressed issues such as learning tools for sustainability, sustainability courses and curricula an...

Author: Olga Junek, Leonie Lockstone-Binney & Martin Robertson 

Year: 2012 

94 Think Tank XII Creating Tourism Transport Flow Maps with GIS: A Pract... file 4847 Nov 06, 2013

This paper explores various options to visualize tourism transport flows with spatial analysis tools and show them on maps. To facilitate implementation of these options, procedures for data preparation and map creation are explained through...

Author: Martin Landré & Paul Peeters 

Year: 2012 

93 Think Tank XII Mobile Learning for Sustainable Tourism Development: T... file 3433 Nov 06, 2013

This paper examines how mobility in higher tourism education may contribute to a dynamic leaning environment capable of integrating transnational and intercultural learning for sustainable tourism development. Central to this is the opening ...

Author: Janne J. Liburd 

Year: 2012 

92 Think Tank XII Barriers and Benefits to Professional Development: Per... file 30609 Nov 06, 2013

This paper builds upon the body of literature on tourism mobilities by considering supply-side perspectives as it relates to workforce planning and preparation. Research into tourism destination competitiveness has suggested that for a touri...

Author: Kevin Lyons, Joanne Hanley & Tamara Young 

Year: 2012 

91 Think Tank XII Blurred Boundaries: The Implications of New Tourism Mo... file 8007 Nov 06, 2013

Tourism is traditionally treated as an escape from everyday life and tourism theory is concerned with extraordinary places. Tourism and everyday life are conceptualized as belonging to different ontological worlds.” (Larsen, 2008, p. 27). A...

Author: Laurie Murphy, Gianna Moscardo, Nancy McGehee & Elena Konovalov 

Year: 2012 

90 Think Tank XII Enhancing Social Capital through Networking for Sustai... file 3641 Nov 06, 2013

Social capital has been recognised as a factor affecting sustainable development in every discipline. A network or a partnership is identified as a “structural” form of social capital and a tool to empower participants in the networks. There...

Author: Attama Nilnoppkun 

Year: 2012 

89 Think Tank XII Unsustainable Travel Development: The Case of Aviation... file 2958 Nov 06, 2013

Considering the apparent importance of low-cost aviation, and its dramatic development, there is remarkably little research done about its consequences on European mobility. A few studies have mapped the development of networks (cf. Dobruszk...

Author: Jan Henrik Nilsson 

Year: 2012 

88 Think Tank XII A Global Tourism Geography - The Role of Transport file 5495 Nov 06, 2013

After decades of tourism research definitions and statistics of global tourism, flows are still not uniformly defined. A problem is that scholars, sector stakeholders and policy makers tend to have a biased image of the global tourism system...

Author: Paul Peeters & Martin Landré 

Year: 2012 

87 OPA award Slow Travellers - Who Are They, and What Motivates Them? file 7099 Nov 06, 2013

Tourism’s contribution to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is estimated to be around 5% and is forecast to grow rapidly, to around 16% of global emissions by 2020. Future strategies for mitigation must address the levels of demand for t...

Author: Derek Robbins & Jaedong Cho 

Year: 2012 

OPA: 2012 Outstanding Paper Award Winner 

86 Think Tank XII Slow Travellers - Who Are They, and What Motivates Them? file 2784 Nov 06, 2013

Tourism’s contribution to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is estimated to be around 5% and is forecast to grow rapidly, to around 16% of global emissions by 2020. Future strategies for mitigation must address the levels of demand for t...

Author: Derek Robbins & Jaedong Cho 

Year: 2012 

OPA: 2012 Outstanding Paper Award Winner 

85 Think Tank XII Causality Between Inbound Tourism and Economic Growth:... file 3776 Nov 06, 2013

This paper examines the existing studies of the relationship between inbound tourism and economic growth. After a brief discussion of general economic growth theory and the reasons why a positive causal relationship may exist between export ...

Author: Mondher Sahli & Simon Carey 

Year: 2012 

84 Think Tank XII Intersecting Mobilities: Tourists with Vision Impairme... file 4692 Nov 06, 2013

While there has been a developing interest in mobilities amongst tourism scholars, the notion of immobilities has often been ignored. Yet, there are many people who do not participate in tourism or, if they do, only experience partial mobili...

Author: Jennifer Small 

Year: 2012 

83 Think Tank XII Enhancing Stakeholders' Participation in Community-Bas... file 15796 Nov 06, 2013

Although the iconic floating markets in Thailand have been promoted both domestically and internationally, without a well-planned tourism initiative, virtually all of them have lost their authenticity. To preserve the culture of the Don-Mano...

Author: Nopparat Suthitakon, Sombat Karnjanakit & Suchart Taweepornpathomgul 

Year: 2012 

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