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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 Date
4 Think Tank XII Unsustainable Travel Development: The Case of Aviation... file 3010 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 

3 Think Tank XII Encouraging Environmentally Friendly Transport Mode Ch... file 5251 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 

» Think Tank XII Sustainable Mobilities Beyond the Report: Covert Susta... file 4197 Nov 06, 2013

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 dev...

Author: Tim Coles, Emily Fenclova & Claire Dinan 

Year: 2012 

1 Think Tank XII It's how you get there: Developing a Transportation Mo... file 2767 Nov 06, 2013

This paper examines the impacts of alternative modes of transportation utilized for an international study course in Ecuador during two consecutive summers. The analysis includes the perceived value of the student participants in relation to...

Author: Kenneth Cohen & John Bowen 

Year: 2012 

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