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Author : Florian Aubke, Ivo Ponocny & Anja Hergesell
School/Work Place : MODUL University Vienna, Austria
Contact : florian.aubke@modul.ac.at
Year : 2010

Being faced with global trends that challenge the way tourism is conducted at present (Dwyer, Edwards, Mistilis, Roman and Scott, 2009; Dwyer, Edwards, Mistilis, Scott, Roman and C., 2008), educators worldwide have recognized the need to adapt tourism students’ education in order to enable them to recognize changes in the environment and manage the implications (Bramwell, 1996; Sheldon, Fesenmaier, Woeber, Cooper and Antonioli, 2008). Efforts range from the development of educational materials such as collecting international case studies of good practice (Bramwell, 1996; Carlsen, Liburd, Edwards and Forde, 2008) and the design of topic specific teaching modules (Liburd and Edwards, 2010) to the creation of a new framework for teaching (TEFI, 2009). The latter asks for a fundamental change in teaching, away from a mere development of business skills and other tourism-related competences and towards values, which underlie all behavior as professionals and individuals. TEFI (2009) identified five central values related to future tourism education, namely stewardship, knowledge, professionalism, ethics and mutuality. Some of these values relate to individuals’ qualities, their human capital, while others like knowledge are closely linked to the social capital of a person.


List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort Date
26 Think Tank X How Is Sustainability ‘Materialised’ in Tourism? Conte... file 1285 Oct 13, 2013

Meaning is one of the most elusive and ubiquitous properties of tourism spaces. This paper analyses the ambiguity of meaning in the materiality of tourism sustainability. Sustainable development and its three interrelated principles of holi...

Author: Neil M. Walsh 

Year: 2010 

25 Think Tank X Knowledge Economies, Knowledge Making, Complexity Theo... file 1619 Oct 13, 2013

This paper narrates processes associated with the development of microtourism enterprises as one part of a broader organically determined sustainable development agenda in a north eastern coastal village in Bali. The paper’s narrative is co...

Author: Gayle Jennings 

Year: 2010 

24 Think Tank X Implementing Destination Governance file 2465 Oct 13, 2013

In the tourism management literature, several authors (Nordin, Beritelli et al, Pechlaner) have promoted the concept of destination governance, to define a coalition of disparate parties with common interests, as a productive approach to to...

Author: Loredana Padurean 

Year: 2010 

23 Think Tank X The Role of Face-to-face Communication and Networking ... file 2496 Oct 13, 2013

Despite the advent of improved electronic communications technology, face-to-face communication and networking remain the most effective means of enhancing business performance and innovation, particularly for more complex products. During ...

Author: Leo Jago & Margaret Deery 

Year: 2010 

22 Think Tank X Indigenous Values Help Shape a Universal Tourism Ethic file 2809 Oct 13, 2013

Indigenous communities from around the planet are defining common values in their tourism programs that attract visitors seeking authentic, transformational experiences. The Maori of New Zealand, Aborigines of Australia, Maasai of Kenya, Am...

Author: Ben Sherman 

Year: 2010 

21 Think Tank X Re-thinking Resort Growth and Governance: An Evolution... file 3259 Oct 13, 2013

Rapid growth in resort areas, combined with environmental and market stresses, has recently created concern amongst resort decision-makers about future paths of development. Growth models have operated effectively in maintaining resort comp...

Author: Alison M. Gill & Peter W. Williams 

Year: 2010 

20 Think Tank X Agenda 21, the Internet and Globalization – Creating a... file 3298 Oct 13, 2013

This paper discusses the contemporary meeting of three large-scale systems or processes - Agenda 21, the Internet and globalization - and what this historical conjunction means for networking sustainable tourism development. It is important...

Author: Gordon Sillence & Herbert Hamele 

Year: 2010 

19 Think Tank X The Role of Knowledge-based Networks in Sustainable To... file 3706 Oct 13, 2013

In practice, tourism organisations tend to be more serious towards their financial viability and therefore undermine long-term socio-cultural and environmental consequences. In so doing they impede their own ability and that of the destinat...

Author: Ehsan Ahmed & Larry Dwyer 

Year: 2010 

18 Think Tank X Drowning with Tourism? Stakeholder Perspectives from T... file 3806 Oct 13, 2013

Climate change and its impacts on nations, regions and populations as well as its anthropogenic causes have become one of the prevailing issues of global society and, hence, subject to ongoing debates among e.g. the natural, political and s...

Author: Anna Huebner 

Year: 2010 

17 Think Tank X Implementation of the DIT-ACHIEV Model for Sustainable... file 4002 Oct 13, 2013

The DIT-ACHIEV Model is a model of sustainable tourism indicators developed in a previous research project undertaken by the School of Hospitality Management and Tourism, Dublin Institute of Technology. The indicators represent six fields o...

Author: Maeve Morrissey, Kevin Griffin & Sheila Flanagan 

Year: 2010 

16 Think Tank X The Importance of Networks for Innovation in Sustainab... file 4144 Oct 13, 2013

This paper highlights the importance of new and established networks that underpin the innovation processes in sustainable tourism. It will draw on published literature as well as case studies to describe the various types of networks that ...

Author: Jack Carlsen, Janne J. Liburd & Deborah Edwards 

Year: 2010 

15 Think Tank X Establishing a Network of European Rural Villages for ... file 4169 Oct 13, 2013

The paper deals with the research activity carried out by the Authors in the context of the European Project “Listen to the Voice of Villages”. The focus is on the governance asset and tools able to enhance sustainable tourism development i...

Author: Mariangela Franch, Umberto Martini, Federica Buffa & Fabio Sacco 

Year: 2010 

14 Think Tank X How Fragile is Tourism Development in West Africa? The... file 4290 Oct 13, 2013

This case study complements recent research on FDI in tourism in African countries conducted by the United National Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). These projects aim to better understand the pro-development effects of tourism...

Author: Lee Davidson & Mondher Sahli 

Year: 2010 

13 Think Tank X Sustainable Destination Management and the Marketing-P... file 4319 Oct 13, 2013

A traditional and widely held view is that a sustainable approach to destination planning and management ideally requires that marketing and product development are undertaken in an integrated manner. However, if we take just two activities...

Author: Tazim Jamal & Dianne Dredge 

Year: 2010 

12 Think Tank X Sustainability: What Matters to Students, Educators, a... file 4481 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 

11 Think Tank X New Media for Climate Change Communication and Collabo... file 4483 Oct 13, 2013

The Climate Change Collaboratory1 aims to strengthen the relations between Austrian scientists, policy makers, educators, environmental NGOs, news media and corporations - stakeholders who recognize the need for adaptation and mitigation, b...

Author: Arno Scharl 

Year: 2010 

10 Think Tank X Sustainable Tourism Networks file 4515 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 

9 Think Tank X Innovation of and in Informal Actor Network file 4548 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 

8 Think Tank X Climate Change Mitigation among Accommodation Provider... file 4862 Oct 13, 2013

This paper explores the relationship between network membership and innovation towards more sustainable tourism development. In particular it examines the extent to which tourism businesses have introduced measures to mitigate the effects of...

Author: Tim Coles, Anne-Kathrin Zschiegner & Claire Dinan 

Year: 2010 

7 Think Tank X Cultural-Touristic Network Altenkirchen – Perspective ... file 4871 Oct 13, 2013

Altenkirchen is situated in Westerwald/Raiffeisen region of Germany (between the cities of Bonn, Cologne, Mainz and Wiesbaden) and in addition to the 7,000 city inhabitants includes 42 municipalities with a further 24,000 people. It is a ci...

Author: Sanja Zerlauth & Dietmar Wiegand 

Year: 2010 

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