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Author : Stuart Levy & Donald Hawkins
School/Work Place : George Washington University, USA
Contact : slevy@gwu.edu
Year : 2009

There has been increased attention given to sustainable tourism monitoring and evaluation efforts, including corporate policies, guidelines and codes of conduct as well as certification programs (e.g., Dodds and Joppe 2005; Font and Harris 2004; Holcomb, Upchurch and Okumus 2007). Few studies, however, have examined sustainable tourism awards programs as a source of innovation and learning. Significant financial and non-financial benefits accrue to organizations receiving industry awards. These advantages can include publicity, competitive market advantage, opportunity to benchmark and share good practice, improved employee morale, and higher shareholder value for publicly traded companies (Balasubramanian, Mathur and Thakur, 2005; Bohoris, 1995; Ghobadian and Woo, 1994; Jenkins, 2006). While these benefits are moderated by award quality and level of consumer recognition (Dodds and Joppe, 2005), it is suggested that awards can also serve as an incentive to spur innovation and encourage positive societal contributions. In this paper, an analysis of award-winning commerce-based tourism practices was performed to identify and categorize the contributions made to sustainable tourism, providing an inductive approach to observe how responsible tourism practices are associated with sustainable tourism principles.


List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort Date
274 Think Tank XIV Exploring the potential of Community Based Ecotourism ... file 4831 Jun 27, 2014

Development in developing countries often results in mass land-use change and subsequent increase in greenhouse gas emission by deforestation or forest degradation. For instance, approximately a-fifth of global greenhouse gas emissions was a...

Author: Stephen Wearing, Paul Chatterton, Amy Reggers & Hanna Sakata 

Year: 2014 

273 Think Tank XII Intersecting Mobilities: Tourists with Vision Impairme... file 4819 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 

272 Think Tank IV It's Mostly About Me: Reasons why Volunteers contribut... file 4810 Oct 13, 2013

This paper contributes to the debate by reporting on inital findings from a wider study of volunteers in museums and art museums that was designed to empirically explore volunteer motivation, expectations, values and commitment. The aim of t...

Author: Deborah Edwards 

Year: 2004 

271 Think Tank XII Opportunities and Obstacles for Sustainable Tourism Mo... file 4807 Nov 06, 2013

Cross border destination management is characterized by some extra challenges: national, district or county interests, different administrative structures, a high impact of politics and policies, inequality of tourism infrastructures, power ...

Author: Tatjana Thimm 

Year: 2012 

270 Think Tank VIII Emerging Green Tourists: Their Behaviours and Attitudes file 4783 Oct 13, 2013

The concerns are varied and are not necessarily important to all tourists and the influence they have on sustaining the industry is unknown. For years the tourism industry has used a number of mechanisms in an attempt to green operators. The...

Author: Sue Bergin-Seers & Judith Mair 

Year: 2008 

269 Think Tank XII Sustainable Tourism: Is it better to travel or not to ... file 4774 Nov 06, 2013

Tourism’s growing contribution to climate change has come to the forefront of the sustainable tourism literature as evidenced by the Journal of Sustainable Tourism’s (JOST) 2010 publication of a special issue titled “Tourism: Adapting to Cli...

Author: B. Bynum Boley 

Year: 2012 

268 Think Tank XIV Psychological Empowerment as Good Policy for Governanc... file 4762 Jun 26, 2014

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the potential impact psychological empowerment can have on sustainable tourism policy objectives, including improving resident attitudes toward tourism, enhancing destination competitiveness, and maint...

Author: B. Bynum Boley & Nancy Gard McGehee 

Year: 2014 

267 Think Tank X Implementation of the DIT-ACHIEV Model for Sustainable... file 4759 Oct 13, 2013

The DIT-ACHIEV Model is a model of sustainable tourism indicators developed in a previous research project undertaken by the School of Hospitality Management and Tourism, Dublin Institute of Technology. The indicators represent six fields o...

Author: Maeve Morrissey, Kevin Griffin & Sheila Flanagan 

Year: 2010 

266 Think Tank XIII Modeling the Index Components of Tourist Satisfaction ... file 4739 Nov 06, 2013

Destination performance evaluation has become an increasingly important task for effective destination management and sustainable destination development. However, it is a complex task due to the inclusion of diverse subsectors, business com...

Author: Toney K. Thomas 

Year: 2013 

265 Think Tank XIII Exploring the Relationship between Cultural Capital in... file 4729 Nov 06, 2013

There is substantial literature on the impacts of tourism on culture, both positive and negative, however, there are relatively few articles that explore the relationship between cultural capital and sustainable tourism. This paper will repo...

Author: Laurie Murphy & Andrea Schurmann 

Year: 2013 

264 Think Tank XIV Bird-watching Routes as Collaborative Stakeholderships... file 4714 Jun 27, 2014

Although there are numerous birding trails with varying levels of success, prior to this study, little research existed as to how birding trails are designed, implemented and managed. Thus, the study posed and answered the following research...

Author: Krisztian Vas 

Year: 2014 

263 Think Tank XII Destination Governance and Tourist Mobilities: New Par... file 4650 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 

262 Think Tank IX Valuing water: Perceived differences in attitude and u... file 4649 Oct 13, 2013

The recent explosion of second home development in tourism areas around the world is a reflection not only of the increased mobility of capital and people associated with the effects of globalization but also the development models employed ...

Author: Alison M. Gill, Peter W. Williams & Shelagh Thompson 

Year: 2009 

261 Think Tank VIII Resident Support for Sustainable Tourism Policies in T... file 4624 Oct 13, 2013

During the last two decades, there has been increased focus on topics related to various aspects of sustainable tourism. Believing that sustainable tourism can be a serious alternative that can remedy some of the negative impacts associated ...

Author: Ercan Sirakaya-Turk, Muzzo S. Uysal & Turgut Var 

Year: 2008 

260 Think Tank XIII Sustainable Tourism in Kerala - Chances for Local Comm... file 4587 Nov 06, 2013

The Indian state Kerala is positioned by Kerala Tourism as a sustainable tourism destination for domestic and foreign markets (cf. Jean-Francois 2011). Indeed sustainable tourism projects take place and are conducted either by NGOs like Kaba...

Author: Tatjana Thimm 

Year: 2013 

259 Think Tank VII Innovations in Volunteer Tourism: A Case Study of Fund... file 4576 Oct 13, 2013

The popularity of volunteer tourism as a form of alternative tourism has grown significantly over the past decade (McGehee, and Norman, 2002). Volunteer tourists can now be found throughout the world participating in a wide array of social, ...

Author: Kevin Lyons 

Year: 2007 

258 Think Tank X Establishing a Network of European Rural Villages for ... file 4557 Oct 13, 2013

The paper deals with the research activity carried out by the Authors in the context of the European Project “Listen to the Voice of Villages”. The focus is on the governance asset and tools able to enhance sustainable tourism development i...

Author: Mariangela Franch, Umberto Martini, Federica Buffa & Fabio Sacco 

Year: 2010 

257 Think Tank V Framing Tourist Risk in UK Press Accounts of Hurricane... file 4520 Oct 13, 2013

This paper examines the coverage of Hurricane Ivan in the Caribbean published in selected leading UK newspapers in September 2004. Quantitative textual analysis have been utilised in this study to determine the main sources of information on...

Author: Marcella Daye 

Year: 2005 

256 Think Tank VI Corporate Social Responsibility in the Museum Sector a... file 4502 Oct 13, 2013

Out of a growing concern about the erosion of social infrastructure has come an increase in pressure on business to take up more of the responsibility in meeting community needs (Centre for Corporate Public Affairs, 2000; Loza & Ogilvie...

Author: Deborah Edwards 

Year: 2006 

255 Think Tank VI Corporate Social Responsibility and Travel & Tourism B... file 4480 Oct 13, 2013

This paper discusses some economic, social, and environmental “hard issues” for the travel and tourism (T&T) industry with the aim of shedding some light on little discussed aspects of industry corporate social responsibility (CSR) with ...

Author: David Stipanuk 

Year: 2006 

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