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Author : Ady Milman
School/Work Place : University of Central Florida, Orlando
Contact : Ady.Milman@ucf.edu
Year : 2015

The research investigated the role of souvenir vendors in sustaining the social-cultural authenticity of Chichen Itza’s host community, a Mexican UNESCO World Heritage Site (WHS) (UNESCO, 2015a). The case study evaluated the Maya-descent vendors’ practice of merchandising as an activity-based strategy (Saarinen, 2006) to conserve their heritage and sustain their culture.

Research on World Heritage Sites (WHS) is extensive.  Some scholars argued that community participation is crucial for successful heritage tourism and community development (Su & Wall, 2014).  The level of participation by local communities in theprocess of sustainable tourism may vary according to the nature and context of the specific heritage site. The majority of the studies addressed broad tourism impacts on WHS such as economic, socio-cultural, physical, or attitudinal changes (Aas et al., 2005; Jimura, 2011; Okech, 2010; Scheyvens, 2003; Su & Wall, 2012, 2014). However, the literature lacks specific examples of the tactics adopted by various stakeholders that impacted tourism development and sustainability at a WHS.


List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort Date
314 Think Tank XVIII Community participation and stakeholder engagement in ... file 1211 Jan 07, 2019

Keywords: natural resource management, community participation, stakeholder engagement, co-creation, sustainable tourism, Networks of Reserves.

Author: Umberto Martini, Federica Buffa, Sandra Notaro, Nicola Zeni & Pier Luigi Novi Inverardi 

Year: 2018 

313 Think Tank XVII E-Mobility as an Innovation for a Sustainable Destinat... file 1296 Aug 17, 2017

The project "E-Destination” funded by Internationale Bodenseehochschule (IBH) aims to show whether and in what form electro-mobility can play a bigger role regarding tourism in the rural region of Lake Constance (in German: Bodensee), Baden-...

Author: Tatjana Thimm 

Year: 2017 

312 Think Tank XV The social enterprise as a vehicle to poverty alleviat... file 1318 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 

311 Think Tank X How Is Sustainability ‘Materialised’ in Tourism? Conte... file 1333 Oct 13, 2013

Meaning is one of the most elusive and ubiquitous properties of tourism spaces. This paper analyses the ambiguity of meaning in the materiality of tourism sustainability. Sustainable development and its three interrelated principles of holi...

Author: Neil M. Walsh 

Year: 2010 

310 Think Tank XV Conserving biodiversity as tourism (including wildlife... 1334 Jul 27, 2015

Governments throughout Australia and elsewhere recognise that tourism is an important sector of the economy, and are encouraging its growth in a variety of ways, some more environmentally sound than others. This papers presents not the resul...

Author: Ronda J Green 

Year: 2015 

309 Think Tank V Response Strategies to Climate Change Impacts file 1337 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 

308 Think Tank XIX Designing sustainable tourist experiences – (how) does... file 1347 Oct 23, 2019

Key words: Nature Parks, sustainable tourism, customer journey, sustainable development, behaviour change Page: 188-193 Designing sustainable tourist experiences.pdf Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ tabl...

Author: Birgit Reutz 

Year: 2019 

307 Think Tank XVII Providing sustainable innovations in the hospitality i... file 1363 Aug 17, 2017

Sustainability and eco-friendliness is gaining considerable attention within the hotel industry (Chen, Sloan & Legrand, 2009; Kim & Han, 2010). There has been a growing awareness of the environmental and social influence of hotel ope...

Author: Julia Zimmermann & Matthias Straub 

Year: 2017 

306 Think Tank XVI Sustainable Tourism Managment on Small Island Destinat... file 1364 Jul 02, 2016

On December 11th, 2015 climate change negotiations came to a close after the COP21 – 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris. Across media channels and climate protests the event was referred to as “the last chance summit”, w...

Author: Bonnie Lewtas & René Schmidpeter 

Year: 2016 

305 Think Tank XIX Innovation Generator. Ideas for Sustainable Tourism Pr... file 1398 Oct 23, 2019

Key words: Innovation generator, Sustainable tourism, Alps, projects, Switzerland Page: 208-213 Innovation Generator.pdf Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Norma...

Author: Fabian Weber 

Year: 2019 

304 Think Tank XVII Reducing economic leakages from tourism: A value chain... file 1412 Aug 17, 2017

The research is funded by the Centre for the Development of Enterprise and with the guidance of the International Trade Centre of UNCTAD. The authors would like to thank Pablo LoMoro at the International Trade Centre for his considerable sup...

Author: Andrew Rylance & Anna Spenceley 

Year: 2017 

OPA: 2017 Outstanding Paper Award Winner 

303 Think Tank VIII Tourism Acting as a Factor of Integration: The Case of... file 1418 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 

302 Think Tank XVIII Sustainable Experience: Innovative sustainable communi... file 1488 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: Customer Experience, Sustainable Marketing, CSR, Communication, Hospitality Management

Author: Annkathrin Weiss & Matthias Straub 

Year: 2018 

301 Think Tank XV Can we eat it? Exploring the cultural challenges in ma... file 1508 Jul 27, 2015

Can we eat it? How did you stop the waves? Is there water in there? Where is the switch to turn it off? Will it eat me? These are just some of the many questions asked by visitors to uShaka Sea World in Durban, South Africa. While South Afri...

Author: Judy Mann & Roy Ballantyne & Jan Packer 

Year: 2015 

300 Think Tank XVII A meta-analysis of the tourism and economic growth nexus file 1518 Aug 17, 2017

The existing literature is fraught with empirical studies delineating the impact of the tourism sector on economic growth. However, the results are at best inconclusive. In this regard, the aim of the present study is to investigate the unde...

Author: Boopendra Seetanah & Robin Nunkoo & Raja Vinesh Sannassee & Paul Georges Warren Moraghen & Zameelah Rifkha Khan Jaffur 

Year: 2017 

299 Think Tank IV Evaluation of Tourism Events: A Critical Review with a... file 1532 Oct 13, 2013

This presentation will critically review the three main sources of error in tourism event evaluation, related to the limited temporal, geographic and economic scope of current event evaluation approaches. In doing so, it will draw the attent...

Author: Jack Carlsen 

Year: 2004 

298 Think Tank XVIII Deconstructing mass tourism with “upscale, all-year-ro... file 1541 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: local residents, seasonality, mass tourism, sustainability, tourism development

Author: Tina Šegota 

Year: 2018 

297 Think Tank VIII Managing Work/Life Balance Issues: An Examination of H... file 1621 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 

296 Think Tank XV Social Representations of Tourist Selfies: New Challen... file 1629 Jul 27, 2015

A number of recent incidents have focussed media attention on the phenomenon of tourist selfies, described their negative consequences for tourist destinations and identified a number of challenges for tourist site managers. This paper repor...

Author: John Pearce & Gianna Moscardo 

Year: 2015 

295 Think Tank XVII The Role of Tour guide for Sustainable Tourism with th... file 1629 Aug 17, 2017

The emergence of information technology has a profound impact on tourism industry. Today, visitors are more inclined to have searched the Internet to gain more pre-tour knowledge for the destinations than before. The advances of the various ...

Author: Daisy Suk-fong FUNG 

Year: 2017 

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