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Author : Robert Billington, Natalie Carter & Lilly Kayamba
School/Work Place : Sustainable Tourism Planning and Development Laboratory - Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, Inc., USA
Contact : BVRI@aol.com
Year : 2007

The internationally acclaimed Blackstone Valley Tourism Council continues to create a sustainable visitor destination using whole place-making techniques. Under its auspices, the Sustainable Tourism Planning and Development Laboratory shares the Tourism Council's research and experience in developing planned sustainable tourism with tourism leaders and community stakeholders seeking to develop viable destinations. Through pragmatic experiences at the Lab, these constituencies learn to plan and apply innovative sustainable tourism principles within their own communities.

The Sustainable Tourism Planning and Development Laboratory’s mission was informed by significant and critical sustainable tourism development issues. The Laboratory fulfils this mission by designing and presenting a series of robust symposiums, conferences, and programs to link the Laboratory's work to the local and global arenas. The Lab staff present a learning initiative that prepares decision makers and shapers to thoughtfully develop and regenerate their communities using sustainable tourism principles. This important work has been lauded by the United Nations World Tourism Organization, US Congress, the US Council of State Travel, the RI Division of Tourism, and other noted tourism societies. As the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council continues its vital work, it contributes to the field though presentation and publication of scholarship. This dynamic Council begins its twenty third year as a viable research and practice institution celebrating, using and preserving the bounty of the tourism industry.


List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort Date
142 Think Tank XII Micro-Mobility Patterns and Service Blueprints as Foun... file 6036 Nov 06, 2013

This paper proposes the use of micro-mobility patterns and service blueprints in visitor management planning. Using a nature-based conservation area and visitor attraction in Wellington, New Zealand, as a case study, micro-mobility patterns ...

Author: Julia Albrecht 

Year: 2012 

141 Think Tank XIV The Roles of the Public, Private and Voluntary Sector ... file 5986 Jun 26, 2014

Social tourism refers to initiatives that aim to include groups into tourism that would otherwise be excluded from it. The earliest definition of social tourism by Hunzicker (1951) described social tourism as ‘‘the relationships and phenomen...

Author: Lynn Minnaert 

Year: 2014 

140 Think Tank X Sustainable Tourism Networks file 5977 Oct 13, 2013

This study examines the existing pattern of stakeholder relationships representing major partners of sustainable tourism development. By utilizing a network analysis lens the study also helps us understand the impact of inter relationships ...

Author: Seldjan Timur 

Year: 2010 

139 Think Tank XIV The Development of a National Tourism Research Agenda ... file 5928 Jun 26, 2014

A national research agenda identifies the research priorities that need to be addressed to “inform future policy and service delivery” by government and “for use by academics and practitioners to stimulate research, partnerships and collabor...

Author: Leo Jago & Margaret Deery 

Year: 2014 

138 Think Tank XIII Measuring Tourism: Developing a Regional Level Framewo... file 5900 Nov 06, 2013

In the field of tourism impacts research it is often assumed that certain characteristics of tourism are related to the nature and extent of tourism impacts on the destination’s community well-being. However, a standard set of measures for t...

Author: Elena Konovalov, Laurie Murphy & Gianna Moscardo 

Year: 2013 

137 Think Tank VII Volunteer Tourism: Sustainable Innovation in Tourism, ... file 5671 Oct 13, 2013

This is a study of the relationships between two volunteer tourism host communities and the volunteer tourists who visit them. One is a declining rural community located in the Appalachian mountains of the United States. The other is in a ra...

Author: Nancy McGehee 

Year: 2007 

136 Think Tank XIII Striving for Environmental Sustainability through Soci... file 5639 Nov 06, 2013

The question how native societies cope with the increasing pressure of global values, such as sustainability, westernization and democratic institutions has been asked in the last decades (Smith, 1989; Honey, 1999; Nash, 2001; Honey, 2008). ...

Author: Peter Varga 

Year: 2013 

135 Think Tank X Innovation of and in Informal Actor Network file 5614 Oct 13, 2013

How the informal sectors create and share innovation in gaining competition is very important in tourism development. Commonly, informal sectors are embedded in their routines and lack of innovation capacities. Based on the case of pedicab ...

Author: Maya Damayanti 

Year: 2010 

134 Think Tank XII A Global Tourism Geography - The Role of Transport file 5556 Nov 06, 2013

After decades of tourism research definitions and statistics of global tourism, flows are still not uniformly defined. A problem is that scholars, sector stakeholders and policy makers tend to have a biased image of the global tourism system...

Author: Paul Peeters & Martin Landré 

Year: 2012 

133 Think Tank VI Sustainable tourist accommodation management: The role... file 5538 Oct 13, 2013

The integration of sustainability within the domain of tourism has recently made considerable progress. For instance, in the UK and the Netherlands, the most important federations of tour operators, the FTO and the ANVR, have introduced obli...

Author: Menno Houtstra 

Year: 2006 

132 Think Tank IX Tourism Relationship Model and Intermediary for Sustai... file 5475 Oct 13, 2013

This paper proposes a simple model that depicts the relationship between community and extra-community stakeholders that will enable the effective development of sustainable tourism. “Sustainable tourism” in this paper is defined as tourism ...

Author: Asami Shikida, Mami Yoda, Akiko Kino & Masayuki Morishige 

Year: 2009 

» Think Tank VII The Practical Application of Sustainable Tourism Devel... file 5380 Oct 13, 2013

The internationally acclaimed Blackstone Valley Tourism Council continues to create a sustainable visitor destination using whole place-making techniques. Under its auspices, the Sustainable Tourism Planning and Development Laboratory share...

Author: Robert Billington, Natalie Carter & Lilly Kayamba 

Year: 2007 

130 Think Tank V Political Instability and its Effects on Tourism file 5366 Oct 13, 2013

Tourism today is second only to oil as the world’s leading export commodity, accounting for global earnings of more than $300 billion, or nearly 25 per cent of total world GNP (Poirier 2000, p30, cited in Dieke, 2000). Over the last two deca...

Author: Sarah JR Ryu 

Year: 2005 

129 Think Tank IX Valuing Open Innovation Environments in Tourism Educat... file 5280 Oct 13, 2013

The world has changed tremendously since the publication of Our Common Future by the World Commission for Environment and Development (1987), which elevated the concept of sustainable development from grassroots initiatives to the forefront...

Author: Janne Liburd & Anne-Mette Hjalager 

Year: 2009 

128 Think Tank XIV Can "Slow Travel" Contribute to Sustainable Tourism? file 5261 Jun 27, 2014

Slow travel as a research field has increased in popularity in the last decade. The concept started to gain attention through online communities, and tourism researchers have become interested in the possible benefits that slow travel may ha...

Author: Tina Roenhovde Tiller 

Year: 2014 

127 Think Tank XII Encouraging Environmentally Friendly Transport Mode Ch... file 5239 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 

126 OPA award The Managing Local Tourism Master Class: Communicating... file 5200 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 

125 Think Tank V Managing Risk and Crisis for Sustainable Tourism: Rese... file 5178 Dec 14, 2013

Many tourism professionals are afraid to speak about terms such as tourism security and tourism safety. There is a common feeling among tourism and travel professionals that these terms will frighten customers and that the less said the bett...

Author: Peter E. Tarlow 

Year: 2005 

OPA: Keynote Speech 

124 Think Tank XI Visualising Sustainability: Reflections on Applied Stu... file 5134 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 

123 Think Tank VI Corporate Social Responsibility and Marine Tourism Org... file 5086 Oct 13, 2013

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become an important issue for some governments but the tourism industry appears to be slow in adopting CSR strategies. By focusing on CSR, we argue that the implementation of CSR audits could help t...

Author: Ya-Ting Huang, David Botterill & Eleri Jones 

Year: 2006 

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