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Author : Kerstin Freudenthaler & Anja Hergesell
School/Work Place : Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria (Kerstin Freudenthaler) & MODUL University Vienna, Austria (Anja Hergesell)
Contact : kerstin.freudenthaler@wu.ac.at, anja.hergesell@modul.ac.at
Year : 2011

Education is seen as an important way to contribute to development. The World Bank finances educational projects with large amounts of money every year because it is convinced that improving education can help alleviate poverty by raising incomes, improving health and nutrition and reducing family size (World Bank, 2011). On a different yet similar level, tourism has been conceptualized as a tool for development (Telfer & Sharpley, 2008; Mowforth & Munt, 2009). The tourism industry is said to be an export industry creating jobs and generating income. On the downside, the destinations may not benefit much from tourism with a huge proportion of profit leakage and detrimental harm to the physical environment (Mathieson & Wall, 1982; Wall & Mathieson, 2006). In addition, almost all of the developing countries lack a skilled labor force, which leaves the skilled and better paid jobs to foreigners. Therefore, the sustainability idea has gained more and more momentum. One aspect of this idea is to enable the local population to indeed benefit from tourism by implementing educational programs for sustainable tourism development.


List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort Date
13 Think Tank X Sustainable Tourism Pedagogy and Student Community Col... file 14890 Oct 13, 2013

There have been increasing calls to move away from the traditional disciplinary structures and research, teaching and learning approaches that have tended to ‘tunnel’ student learning and reinforce particular worldviews towards new forms of ...

Author: Tazim Jamal, Justin Taillon & Dianne Dredge 

Year: 2010 

12 Think Tank XI Sustainable Tourism Course Structure and Associated St... file 13667 Oct 14, 2013

The author has developed and delivered Sustainable Tourism (S.T.) related courses at Institutions of Higher Education in Paris, London, Helsinki, and Parnu, Estonia over the last 10 years. The focus of the presentation would be the S.T. con...

Author: James Holleran 

Year: 2011 

11 Think Tank X The Managing Local Tourism Master Class: Communicating... file 6623 Oct 13, 2013

The aim of this paper is to describe an action-based research project entitled the Management Local Tourism Master Class (MLTMC) and to discuss the merits of this extension tool in building sustainable tourism management practices across loc...

Author: Dianne Dredge, Emma-Jane Ford & Michelle Whitford 

Year: 2010 

OPA: 2010 Outstanding Paper Award Winner 

10 Think Tank VII The New World of Travel 2.0: Application of Social Sof... file 6221 Oct 13, 2013

"Web 2.0" is a term used to refer to the emerging new wave of innovation on the Internet. Some see it as a second high-tech wave, marking the recovery from the technology and Internet "bust" at the end of the 1990s (O'Reilly 2005). Character...

Author: Alan A. Lew 

Year: 2007 

9 Think Tank IX Cross-Cultural Interaction, Capacity Building and Sust... file 5994 Oct 13, 2013

This paper reports on findings which are part of a broader research conducted under the Learning and Teaching Fellowship Award 2007/08, aimed at the assessment of innovative blended learning techniques and applied learning in alternative st...

Author: Marina Novelli 

Year: 2009 

8 Think Tank V Tourism Education for Cambodia: A Case Study of its Fi... file 5549 Oct 13, 2013

This paper details the development, delivery and outcomes of a Masters course in Tourism Development that was delivered by the Royal University of Phnom Penh, with the assistance and support of the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and t...

Author: Ravi Ravinder 

Year: 2005 

7 OPA award The Managing Local Tourism Master Class: Communicating... file 4764 Oct 13, 2013

The aim of this paper is to describe an action-based research project entitled the Management Local Tourism Master Class (MLTMC) and to discuss the merits of this extension tool in building sustainable tourism management practices across loc...

Author: Dianne Dredge, Emma-Jane Ford & Michelle Whitford 

Year: 2010 

OPA: 2010 Outstanding Paper Award Winner 

6 Think Tank X Sustainability: What Matters to Students, Educators, a... file 4522 Oct 13, 2013

As climate change gains global attention from events like the summit in Copenhagen held during December of 2009, the need for sustainable tourism is more important than ever; with comprehensive education in sustainability concepts and practi...

Author: Cynthia S. Deale & Nelson Barber 

Year: 2010 

5 Think Tank XI Visualising Sustainability: Reflections on Applied Stu... file 4159 Oct 14, 2013

As Sontag (1979) stated, we live in an image-based world within which we are continuously bombarded with visuals in countless formats and guises. However, despite such image saturation, academic engagement whether through teaching or resear...

Author: Caroline Scarles 

Year: 2011 

4 Think Tank VIII Integrating Sustainability into Tourism Education and ... file 4086 Oct 13, 2013

The focus of this paper is to provide an overview of the current sustainability content in Irish tourism programmes and the identification of key trends in this regard. It is based on extensive research of secondary and tertiary education s...

Author: Jane Stacey, Sheila Flanagan, Kevin Griffin & Anna Tottle 

Year: 2008 

3 Think Tank IX The Role of Values in Sustainable Tourism Education file 3338 Oct 13, 2013

This presentation discusses the role of values in the context of sustainable tourism education. However, it does not seek to engage in the debate about the definition of Sustainable Tourism nor the differences between this concept and Sustai...

Author: Christian Schott 

Year: 2009 

» Think Tank XI Identifying Critical Issues in Designing Educational T... file 2945 Oct 14, 2013

Education is seen as an important way to contribute to development. The World Bank finances educational projects with large amounts of money every year because it is convinced that improving education can help alleviate poverty by raising i...

Author: Kerstin Freudenthaler & Anja Hergesell 

Year: 2011 

1 Think Tank XI Use of Cases in an Ethical Teaching Resource for Touri... file 2274 Oct 14, 2013

Ethical problems are an integral part of all professions and academic disciplines (Clarkeburn, 2002). However, it is recognised that the increasing application of technology by students in research is not always matched by consideration of ...

Author: Carl Cater 

Year: 2011 

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