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Author : Olga Junek, Leonie Lockstone-Binney & Martin Robertson
School/Work Place : Victoria University, Australia
Contact : olga.junek@vu.edu.au
Year : 2012

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 and industry perspectives and real-world examples of sustainability and tourism in action. What emerged from last year’s Think Tank was the necessity to educate the students of today and tomorrow about sustainability in a much broader way to ensure that businesses, whether tourism focused or otherwise, are prepared to work, manage and lead in a sustainable way.

While events and event management are strongly linked with the tourism sector, within the academic literature as well as academic curricula, they are nonetheless given far less coverage in relation to some of the major issues that are flavouring current discussion in these two domains. Sustainability, education and knowledge creation and management are points in case. The immediate role of business and leisure events after crises (e.g., the Bali Bombings, see Gurtner 2004) or economic downturns and their long-term function in maintaining international tourism, whilst flattening the impacts of seasonality, serve to highlight the importance of the industry.


List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort Date
234 Think Tank XI Identifying Critical Issues in Designing Educational T... file 3245 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 

233 Think Tank VI Corporate Responsibility as Essential to Sustainable T... file 3250 Oct 13, 2013

For tourism development to have sustainable outcomes at the destination level, business operations must be sustainable. Sustainable development for business means adopting strategies and activities that meet the needs of the enterprise and ...

Author: Larry Dwyer, Liz Fredline, Leo Jago & Margaret Deery 

Year: 2006 

232 Think Tank V Effects of SARS Crisis on the Economic Contribution of... file 3263 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 

» Think Tank XII The Way Forward: Event Management Education and the Fu... file 3271 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 

230 Think Tank XIV Influence of Assets and Capital Structure on the Perfo... file 3290 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 

229 Think Tank XVIII Visitor management in protected areas file 3301 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: tourism management, tourism planning, visitor management, protected areas, New Zealand

Author: Julia Nina Albrecht 

Year: 2018 

228 Think Tank XIV Hospitality of Sustainable Tourism Encounters: Experie... file 3321 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 

227 OPA award Active community participation in nature conservation ... file 3348 Jul 27, 2015

This paper provides a conceptual framework of community- based nature conservation and tourism (CBC-T). The following themes are guiding discussions in this study, i.e.: land rights of local communities in and around protected areas; communi...

Author: Jones Muzirambi & Kevin Mearns 

Year: 2015 

OPA: 2015 Outstanding Paper Award Winner 

226 Think Tank VI Corporate Social Responsibility and Employees in Susta... file 3353 Oct 13, 2013

The concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has developed significantly over the last decade and has taken on a myriad of meanings. For many companies, it is a philosophy that helps guide their actions in the external environment. E...

Author: Margaret Deery & Leo Jago 

Year: 2006 

225 Think Tank IV Sustainable Tourism and Innovation in Mobile Tourism S... file 3374 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 

224 Think Tank IV Mass-ski Tourism in the Dolomites and Sustainability: ... file 3388 Oct 13, 2013

The aim of this paper is to highlight the impact of mass-ski tourism on the environment in the Dolomites (Italian Alps), where in winter the principal activities are snow sports. In implementing this development model the Dolomite region has...

Author: Mariangela Franch, Umberto Martini, Pier Luigi Novi Inverardi, Federica Buffa, Pietro Marzani & Maria Della Lucia 

Year: 2004 

OPA: 2004 Runner Up 

223 Think Tank IV The Benefits of Visitor and Non-Visitor Research in th... file 3399 Oct 13, 2013

Our premise in this paper is that if sustainable tourism development and management is to meet the needs of both the present and the future then it is equally important to prioritise research on those who visit tourism destinations (and incl...

Author: Pat Sterry & Debra Leighton 

Year: 2004 

222 Think Tank XVII Residents’ perceptions of sustainable tourism in Mauri... file 3429 Aug 17, 2017

This paper examines residents' perception on sustainable tourism in Mauritius. 500 surveys were elaborated and circulated to the respondents. This research examines the connections between the demographic variables gender, age, instruction l...

Author: Bhavish Jugurnath & Roucheet Bissessur & Youvish Ramjattan & Devendra Bissessur 

Year: 2017 

221 Think Tank XIV Residents' Support for Tourism from the Standpoint of ... file 3434 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 

220 Think Tank IV A Framework for the Development of Social and Socio-Ec... file 3451 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 

219 Think Tank XVII The Role of Tour guide for Sustainable Tourism with th... file 3455 Aug 17, 2017

The emergence of information technology has a profound impact on tourism industry. Today, visitors are more inclined to have searched the Internet to gain more pre-tour knowledge for the destinations than before. The advances of the various ...

Author: Daisy Suk-fong FUNG 

Year: 2017 

218 Think Tank VI Family Businesses and Sustainable Tourism: the Role of... file 3460 Oct 13, 2013

Family businesses, that is, businesses owned and/or operated my members of a single family, are predominant in Western economies. This is also an important category of business within tourism hospitality, particularly in rural areas where r...

Author: Janne J. Liburd & Jack Carlsen 

Year: 2006 

217 Think Tank XI Learning for Sustainable Tourism: Small and Medium Ent... file 3500 Oct 14, 2013

This abstract intends to present QUSS – an integrated Management System for Quality, Sustainability and Safety in theory and practice. QUSS was invented by the NGO Ecocamping and is thus basically applied on camp sites in Europe with focus ...

Author: Tatjana Thimm 

Year: 2011 

216 Think Tank XII Mobile Learning for Sustainable Tourism Development: T... file 3507 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 

215 Think Tank X Re-thinking Resort Growth and Governance: An Evolution... file 3513 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 

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