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Author : Charles Arcodia & Chantal Dickson
School/Work Place : University of Queensland, Australia
Contact : c.arcodia@uq.edu.au
Year : 2008

Extensive infrastructure and client expectations of luxury will mean that their carbon footprint and water usage is likely to exceed significantly that of average urban households. Often located in coastal or riverine settings, they are vulnerable to reduced availability of essential goods and services, sea level rise and episodic climatic events. Adaptation will require an understanding of projected changes and impacts on regions, economic sectors and society, consideration of options, and incorporation of risk management approaches into planning processes (Pittock, 2005).

This paper reports on progress in this study which investigates environmental management in resort hotels in Australia in response to climate change, focusing on organizational and technical activities aimed at reducing the environmental impact of a hotel’s operations. The study is significant as it focuses on an important environmental challenge and directly supports the government’s commitment improve energy efficiency. The research deals with the need to improve understanding of the contribution of human behaviour to environment and climate change, and gain insight into adaptive responses and strategies. It focuses on the tourism industry and promotes the integration of environmental considerations into standard management procedures. The research is innovative in that there is little known about environmental awareness in the resort hotel industry and as an adaptive generic framework, the model can be modified and applied to other industries.


List of Articles
No. Subject Views Date
6 Think Tank XIV Local Networks as Sustainable Policy Instruments: A Ca... file 3529 Jun 27, 2014

In this case study, a communication network among local hotel managers was examined, first to assess the extent of communication among hotel managers, and second to identify influential members within the network. Communication with respect ...

Author: Karen Irene Thal & Tracy Burkett 

Year: 2014 

5 Think Tank XI CRS 2.0: Management Perspectives of Sustainable Hospit... file 6237 Oct 14, 2013

In recent years, hotel companies have recognized the importance of engaging in responsible business practices as they relate to stakeholders including employees, guests, and the communities in which their properties are located. Accordingly...

Author: Stuart E. Levy & Sun-Young Park 

Year: 2011 

4 Think Tank IX The role of values in sustaining the hospitality labou... file 4013 Oct 13, 2013

The role of human resources in sustaining hospitality enterprises has long been recognized (Hjalager und Andersen 2001; Baum 2007). Personnel are considered vital for the delivery of touristic experiences, thus being a central ingredient of ...

Author: Anja Hergesell, Ulrike Bauernfeind & Dagmar Lund-Durlacher 

Year: 2009 

» Think Tank VIII Responding to Climate Change in Australian Resort Hote... file 5228 Oct 13, 2013

Extensive infrastructure and client expectations of luxury will mean that their carbon footprint and water usage is likely to exceed significantly that of average urban households. Often located in coastal or riverine settings, they are vuln...

Author: Charles Arcodia & Chantal Dickson 

Year: 2008 

2 Think Tank VIII Employment of the Disabled Workforce in the Hospitalit... file 8422 Oct 13, 2013

Employment is one of the important requirements for the integration of disabled people to daily life. The tourism industry is one of Turkey’s important industries with a great potential for growth. However this growth must be a planned and ...

Author: Sabah Balta & Murat Bengisu 

Year: 2008 

1 Think Tank VI Corporate Social Responsibility in the Catalan hospita... file 4597 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 

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