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Author : Michael Hughes & Jack Carlsen
School/Work Place : Curtin University of Technology, Australia
Contact : j.carlsen@curtin.edu.au
Year : 2007

The relationship between the themes in sustainable tourism publications and the Triple Bottom Line (TBL) was explored in this article. A categorised list of 3719 sustainable tourism articles was thematically analysed to determine the content focus and how it related to the TBL. Text searches were conducted using standardised search terms matching individual articles with particular topics using the NUD*ist 6 software. A relational node tree was constructed using the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainability to further categorise the literature. This enabled analysis of articles that addressed various combinations of sustainable tourism themes. The sustainable tourism literature was found to be dominated by a social and environmental focus with relatively lower occurrences of economic issues. A significant proportion of the literature focussed specifically on social or environmental topics while economics was mostly discussed in conjunction with social issues. Most cross-disciplinary focus occurred between social and either environmental or economics topics. A chronological analysis demonstrated a changing focus of tourism research in relation to sustainability over the twenty year period. This enables understanding of the character of the sustainable tourism literature and where potential strengths and gaps in knowledge may lie.


List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort Date
162 Think Tank XV Conserving biodiversity as tourism (including wildlife... 3121 Jul 27, 2015

Governments throughout Australia and elsewhere recognise that tourism is an important sector of the economy, and are encouraging its growth in a variety of ways, some more environmentally sound than others. This papers presents not the resul...

Author: Ronda J Green 

Year: 2015 

161 Think Tank XII Identifying Issues with Tourist Wayfinding: A Collabor... file 3137 Nov 06, 2013

This paper reports on a study that was conducted in conjunction with Destination NSW, the government tourism authority for the state of New South Wales in Australia. The purpose of the study was to examine tourist wayfinding behaviour in Syd...

Author: Tony Griffin & Deborah Edwards 

Year: 2012 

160 Think Tank VIII Tourism Professionals’ Attitudes towards Climate Chang... file 3278 Oct 13, 2013

This paper discusses three aspects of the interrelationship between tourism and climate change: the perception of the problems related to global warming by tourism professionals, their suggestions concerning possible actions that can be tak...

Author: Xavier Matteucci & Dagmar Lund-Durlacher 

Year: 2008 

159 Think Tank XV The role of interpretation in mindfulness/mindlessness... file 3300 Jul 27, 2015

Cultural tourism is recently receiving increasing attention from southern African countries (The South African National Heritage and Cultural Tourism Strategy, 2012; Van Veuren, 2001). Cultural tourism is promoted as a local development stra...

Author: Haretsebe Manwa, Dudu Boemah & Emile Coetzee 

Year: 2015 

158 Think Tank XI Identifying Critical Issues in Designing Educational T... file 3343 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 

157 Think Tank XIV Influence of Assets and Capital Structure on the Perfo... file 3346 Jun 26, 2014

The global economic and financial crisis could be seen as old news according to the UNWTO’s data on international tourist arrivals. Europe recorded a solid 5% growth in 2013, and Mediterranean countries performed even better with 6% growth i...

Author: Kir Kuščer & Domen Trobec 

Year: 2014 

156 Think Tank IV Environmental Attitudes of Tourism Activity Providers ... file 3369 Oct 13, 2013

This paper looks at the issue of environmental awareness and the related topic of 'ecolabels' in a New Zealand context, adopting a supplier's perspective to gain a greater insight into the attitudes of those managing and providing tourism pr...

Author: Christian Schott 

Year: 2004 

155 Think Tank XIV Hospitality of Sustainable Tourism Encounters: Experie... file 3386 Jun 26, 2014

Global tourism is, at least to some extent, based upon to the vast inequalities between wealthy and impoverished (Cole & Morgan 2010, xv). Neglecting, or actively forgetting, the legacy of colonialism and the modern forms of economic and...

Author: Emily Höckert 

Year: 2014 

154 Think Tank XII Unsustainable Travel Development: The Case of Aviation... file 3421 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 

153 Think Tank XII The Way Forward: Event Management Education and the Fu... file 3476 Nov 06, 2013

The 2011 BESTEN Think Tank XI highlighted a number of issues and themes related to education and learning for sustainable tourism. The themes addressed issues such as learning tools for sustainability, sustainability courses and curricula an...

Author: Olga Junek, Leonie Lockstone-Binney & Martin Robertson 

Year: 2012 

152 Think Tank XIV Residents' Support for Tourism from the Standpoint of ... file 3479 Jun 26, 2014

Therefore, being of a different nature than sustainability pillars, political sustainability (Mihalic et al., 2012) is a requirement for sustainable tourism development (Edgell, DelMastro Allen, Smith & Swanson, 2008; UNWTO, 2004). This ...

Author: Tanja Mihalič, Tina Šegota, Ljubica Knežević Cvelbar, Kir Kuščer 

Year: 2014 

151 Think Tank IV A Framework for the Development of Social and Socio-Ec... file 3511 Oct 13, 2013

This paper presents the background thinking to a CRC for Sustainable Tourism project that develops social and socio-economic indicators for tourism communities. The project emanates from the Green Globe 21 Standard that incorporates indicato...

Author: Margaret Deery, Leo Jago & Liz Fredline 

Year: 2004 

150 Think Tank V Effects of SARS Crisis on the Economic Contribution of... file 3511 Oct 13, 2013

In a context of uncertainty over traveller security, tourism experienced two major crises in 2003- the Iraq War and SARS. While the relative impacts of a complex array of impacts on travel decisionmaking are almost impossible to dissect, thi...

Author: Larry Dwyer, Peter Forsyth & Ray Spurr 

Year: 2005 

149 Think Tank XII Slow Travellers - Who Are They, and What Motivates Them? file 3591 Nov 06, 2013

Tourism’s contribution to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is estimated to be around 5% and is forecast to grow rapidly, to around 16% of global emissions by 2020. Future strategies for mitigation must address the levels of demand for t...

Author: Derek Robbins & Jaedong Cho 

Year: 2012 

OPA: 2012 Outstanding Paper Award Winner 

148 Think Tank XII Mobile Learning for Sustainable Tourism Development: T... file 3599 Nov 06, 2013

This paper examines how mobility in higher tourism education may contribute to a dynamic leaning environment capable of integrating transnational and intercultural learning for sustainable tourism development. Central to this is the opening ...

Author: Janne J. Liburd 

Year: 2012 

147 Think Tank XII Does Migration Have a Bigger Impact on VFR than Total ... file 3659 Nov 06, 2013

As an important global market by purpose of travel, visiting friends and relatives, VFR, is closely associated with the history and development of international migration patterns which are a more permanent form of travel. Further, the impor...

Author: Larry Dwyer, Neelu Seetaram, Peter Forsyth & Brian King 

Year: 2012 

146 Think Tank IX Using Social and Political Values to Assess Host Commu... file 3689 Oct 13, 2013

Tourism, like any other endeavour, operates within the social and political domains of a community, and it is therefore likely that residents with different social and political values would hold different representations of tourism. In the ...

Author: Margaret Deery, Leo Jago & Liz Fredline 

Year: 2009 

145 Think Tank VIII A Framework for Work-Life Balance Practices in the Tou... file 3691 Oct 13, 2013

This paper addresses the key issues surrounding the debate over work-life balance. It provides an overview of current thinking in the general work environment, with specific focus on the issue within the tourism industry. This paper present...

Author: Margaret Deery & Leo Jago 

Year: 2008 

OPA: 2008 Outstanding Paper Award Winner 

144 Think Tank IV Sustainable Tourism and Innovation in Mobile Tourism S... file 3696 Oct 13, 2013

This paper presents a joint public and private sector research project entitled Mobile Digital City and Nature Walks - the development of content and software for a mobile tourism device. Focusing on sustainable tourism, marketing and innova...

Author: Janne J. Liburd 

Year: 2004 

» Think Tank VII Thematic Analysis of Sustainable Tourism and the Tripl... file 3704 Oct 13, 2013

The relationship between the themes in sustainable tourism publications and the Triple Bottom Line (TBL) was explored in this article. A categorised list of 3719 sustainable tourism articles was thematically analysed to determine the conten...

Author: Michael Hughes & Jack Carlsen 

Year: 2007 

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