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Author : Christian Schott
School/Work Place : Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Contact : christian.schott@vuw.ac.nz
Year : 2005

A case in point is New Zealand, where tourism has long been recognised as an important economic force; this is aptly illustrated by the sector’s contribution of 9.6% to the country’s GDP in 2003 (TRCNZ, 2005). The resource at the heart of much of this economic success is the tourist perception of New Zealand’s natural environment as ‘clean, green and pristine’. This innate characteristic of New Zealand tourism, coupled with the ramifications of the Kyoto protocol and the introduction of carbon taxes, render mechanisms designed for improved environmental performance, such as the concept of ecolabels, highly topical and relevant to the tourism industry in New Zealand. Accordingly, this paper will explore ecolabels as one of the mechanisms available for managing these challenges, by investigating attitudes towards, as well as consumer awareness of ecolabels. After positioning this research within the broader literature on ecolabels and tourism-based environmental certification schemes, the paper will present the findings and relate them, where appropriate, to other research to provide an insight into the level of consumer support that this relatively novel approach, in a New Zealand context, has gained. The paper will close by evaluating the prospect of ecolabels making a meaningful difference to the tourism industry in New Zealand.


List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort Date
7 Think Tank XIV Development of a Certification System for Sustainable ... file 4683 Jun 27, 2014

Tourism destinations are complex entities that can be defined as geographical areas of different sizes that are being visited by tourists. Most definitions then differentiate between the perspectives of those living in and managing a destina...

Author: Wolfgang Strasdas 

Year: 2014 

6 Think Tank VI Corporate Social Responsibility in the Catalan hospita... file 4646 Oct 13, 2013

The practices of CSR have attracted the attention of the investigators, who have prepared a great diversity of theories and the international organisms, which have done recommendations, so that the companies have added them in their strategi...

Author: Ramon Palau 

Year: 2006 

» Think Tank V Ecolabels and Green Globe 21: Awareness and Consumer A... file 3524 Oct 13, 2013

A case in point is New Zealand, where tourism has long been recognised as an important economic force; this is aptly illustrated by the sector’s contribution of 9.6% to the country’s GDP in 2003 (TRCNZ, 2005). The resource at the heart of mu...

Author: Christian Schott 

Year: 2005 

4 Think Tank XI Learning for Sustainable Tourism: Small and Medium Ent... file 3141 Oct 14, 2013

This abstract intends to present QUSS – an integrated Management System for Quality, Sustainability and Safety in theory and practice. QUSS was invented by the NGO Ecocamping and is thus basically applied on camp sites in Europe with focus ...

Author: Tatjana Thimm 

Year: 2011 

3 Think Tank IV Evaluating Environmental Initiatives of German Hotels file 2663 Oct 13, 2013

Following a vigorous environmental protection movement trigging in Germany over thirty years ago, the German hotel industry is gradually moving in line with other sections of its society. This study attempts to present a snapshot of the asse...

Author: Joseph S. Chen, Willy Legrand, Philip Sloan & Josephine Zho 

Year: 2004 

2 Think Tank XI Sustainable Tourism Labels: A Suitable Tool for Consum... file 2620 Oct 14, 2013

In an attempt to encourage businesses making an effort to reduce the negative impacts of tourism, and to maximise the positive outcomes of this activity an extensive number of sustainable tourism labels were developed worldwide. It has been...

Author: Sofia Reino 

Year: 2011 

1 Think Tank XVIII Certification as a tool to identify sustainable touris... file 707 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: Sustainable Tourism Products, Sustainable tourism certification schemes, Certification

Author: Martin Balas & Wolfgang Strasdas 

Year: 2018 

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