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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 VIII An Assessment of Efforts to Enhance the Quality of Lif... file 2911 Oct 13, 2013

Quality of life studies are usually either objective or subjective in nature. Objective quality of life studies concentrate on social indicators whereas subjective quality of life studies attempt to assess the perceived satisfaction that in...

Author: Turgut Var, Erhan Ada, Gökce Ozdemir & Deniz Hasirci 

Year: 2008 

233 Think Tank XII Residents' Perceptions on Event Impacts an Relocation ... file 2924 Nov 06, 2013

Social exchange theory and the mobility paradigm are used to understand residents’ perceptions on the impacts of the 2012 Olympic Games and their relocation intentions. Confirmatory factor analysis on a sample of 212 residents of London city...

Author: Girish Prayag & Talia Alders 

Year: 2012 

232 Think Tank VI Authenticity in Cultural Heritage Tourism as a means t... file 2929 Oct 13, 2013

This work aims through a clarification of philosophical assumptions to define authenticity in a dialogical perspective on the premise that there is a linkage between authenticity and sustainability. This paper will to discuss the development...

Author: Bente Bramming 

Year: 2006 

231 Think Tank XIX Eco-Fatigue and its Potential Impact on Sustainable To... file 2936 Oct 23, 2019

Key words: eco-fatigue, demand for sustainable tourism, tourist experience, sustainability marketing Page: 140-164 Eco-Fatigue and its Potential Impact on Sustainable Tourist Experiences.pdf Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* ...

Author: Gianna Moscardo and John Pearce 

Year: 2019 

230 Think Tank XV Inclusive tourism business models: A comparative analy... file 2955 Jul 27, 2015

Mitchell and Ashley state that the “bulk of pro-poor tourism literature has not aimed at measuring impact… [and] is indeed recognized as a weakness in the pro-poor tourism literature by its proponents” (2010:5). The research paper aims to qu...

Author: Andrew Rylance 

Year: 2015 

229 Think Tank IX Using Social and Political Values to Assess Host Commu... file 2973 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 

228 Think Tank XII Identifying Issues with Tourist Wayfinding: A Collabor... file 2973 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 

227 Think Tank XII Does Migration Have a Bigger Impact on VFR than Total ... file 2975 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 

226 Think Tank VI Corporate Responsibility as Essential to Sustainable T... file 2979 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 

225 Think Tank VIII Tourism-led Amenity Migration and the Transformation o... file 2979 Oct 13, 2013

Global economic and political change has stimulated an explosion in tourism-led migration flows resulting in unprecedented transformation in the form and condition of impacted communities (Woods, 2006). This increase in human migration to ar...

Author: Alison M. Gill 

Year: 2008 

224 Think Tank XV The role of interpretation in mindfulness/mindlessness... file 2982 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 

223 Think Tank XI Identifying Critical Issues in Designing Educational T... file 3011 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 

222 Think Tank XV A vacation from capitalism; what happens when the ‘mas... file 3016 Jul 27, 2015

Philosophical and theoretical debates in tourism must be situated not just within economic and cultural contexts, but also political and social ones (Ataljevic, Pritchard & Morgan, 2007). Tourism is more than an ‘industry,’ Freya Higgins...

Author: Amy Savener 

Year: 2015 

221 Think Tank X Indigenous Values Help Shape a Universal Tourism Ethic file 3029 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 

220 Think Tank XVII New Forms of ‘Responsible Tourism’ in Refugee Camps an... file 3032 Aug 17, 2017

Responsible Tourism is about “making better places for people to live in and better places for people to visit”. Traveling responsibly is thus about managing travel and destinations in an environmentally and culturally responsible way and de...

Author: Jaume Guia, Sil van de Velde & Lauren Chan 

Year: 2017 

219 Think Tank X The Role of Face-to-face Communication and Networking ... file 3054 Oct 14, 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 

218 Think Tank V Effects of SARS Crisis on the Economic Contribution of... file 3071 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 

217 Think Tank IV The Benefits of Visitor and Non-Visitor Research in th... file 3113 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 

216 Think Tank VIII Tourism Professionals’ Attitudes towards Climate Chang... file 3117 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 

215 Think Tank VI Corporate Social Responsibility and Employees in Susta... file 3147 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 

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