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Author : Richie Wandwi
School/Work Place : University of Lapland, Finland
Contact : rwandwi@ulapland.fi
Year : 2015

Tourism is a fragile industry with multiple stakeholders. Globally, the desire of its stakeholders is to gain more benefits and eliminate negative impacts on resources that support the industry, particularly in protected areas (PAs) such as national parks and game reserves. Hence, sustainability is at the core of tourism development. However, in most developing regions, body of knowledge on sustainability has not been fully transferred to operational levels. Negative impacts of tourism and conflicts of interest among stakeholders are skyrocketing. Previous studies in tourism management reveal that it is difficult to achieve sustainability goals when stakeholders work in divergence.

This concept paper will problematize the situation, using the African context that has inadequate literature reflecting stakeholder management in protected areas. The intention is to enhance stakeholders' participation for sustainable management of protected areas. Justification for using the concept of protected areas is grounded in the fact that they offer a good platform for studying stakeholders. Moreover, protected areas are impacted by human activities such as, unsustainable tourism development. To get deeper insight on the concepts, the author conducted a critical literature review and made use of his working experience of more than eight years in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism (MNRT) Tanzania, dealing with tourism stakeholders in the industry. The paper hopes to reveal substantial findings that   explore concepts of stakeholders’ management as well as fostering sustainability in protected areas.


List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort Date
354 Think Tank XVII Responsible tourism and innovation practices by touris... file 1326 Aug 17, 2017

Responsible tourism incorporates economic, environmental and social imperatives in accordance with ‘sustainable tourism’ notions (Booyens & Rogerson, 2016a). This research argues that tourism firms need to innovate in order to be economi...

Author: Irma Booyens and Christian M. Rogerson 

Year: 2017 

353 Think Tank XV Why Africans do not visit their national parks: A case... file 1348 Jul 27, 2015

Present-day Western approaches relating to nature and natural resources management assume that humans are independent from the natural world (Pierotti & Wildcat, 2000). Protected areas such as Yellowstone National Park were created with ...

Author: Lesego S. Stone & Gyan P. Nyaupane 

Year: 2015 

352 Think Tank XV A novel review approach on adventure tourism scholarship file 1364 Jul 24, 2015

As a niche market, adventure tourism has been developing rapidly in many regions and territories, evidenced by increasing number of participants and intensive growth of adventure tourism products (Adventure Travel Trade Association, 2013; T...

Author: Mingming Chen, Deborah Edward, Simon Darcy 

Year: 2015 

351 Think Tank XVI Assessing the sustainability reporting of a JSE compan... file 1368 Jul 02, 2016

The world is changing into a place where broader spectra of responsibilities are now being embraced. A significant realisation has grown throughout the world that the Earth’s natural resources are scarce. Industrialisation and economic grow...

Author: Candice Hunter & Kevin Mearns 

Year: 2016 

350 Think Tank XV Environmental Practices and Hotels’ Performance: an em... file 1379 Jul 27, 2015

Firms are nowadays facing growing pressure from governments and environmental institutions to reduce their ecological footprint. While a growing number of empirical studies have examined the impact of green management policies on firms’ fina...

Author: Christelle Cortese & Mondher Sahli 

Year: 2015 

349 Think Tank XVIII Persuasive communication: an experiment on hotel guest... file 1456 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: personal values, smart water-saving technology, community-based social marketing, science communication, pro-environmental behaviour, field experiment.

Author: Pablo Pereira-Doel, Xavier Font & Candice Howarth 

Year: 2018 

348 Think Tank V Response Strategies to Climate Change Impacts file 1506 Oct 13, 2013

This study addresses the threat of climate change impacts on the sustainability of the economic benefits for, and environmental assets of, tourism destinations. It discusses the challenges for both the demand and supply side of tourism to fo...

Author: Nancy Scanlon 

Year: 2005 

347 Think Tank XVII Collaborative knowledge production development and act... file 1514 Aug 17, 2017

Increasingly, literature has depicted food tourism as a powerful contributor to the ‘triple bottom line’ of economic, social, and environmental sustainability in rural communities (e.g. Sidali et al., 2015; Sims, 2009; Everret & Aitchson...

Author: Yukari Higuchi & Yasuhiro Yamanaka 

Year: 2017 

346 Think Tank XVII A system thinking approach towards promoting sustainab... file 1540 Aug 17, 2017

Over the decades, tourism has experienced continued growth and developing diversification to become one of the fastest growing economic sectors worldwide. Every year the tourism industry has experienced steady growth. International tourist a...

Author: Toshima Makoondlall-Chadee, Chandradeo Bokhoree, Deepa Sumputh 

Year: 2017 

345 Think Tank X How Is Sustainability ‘Materialised’ in Tourism? Conte... file 1564 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 

344 Think Tank XIX Changes in volunteerism perception: Results from an In... file 1611 Oct 23, 2019

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Author: Rachelle Wilson, Pavlina Latkova, Aiko Yoshino and Emilyn Sheffield 

Year: 2019 

343 Think Tank XVIII Defining Small Accommodation Establishments: employing... file 1654 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: small accommodation, sustainable tourism, business models

Author: Niki Glen & Kevin Mearns 

Year: 2018 

342 Think Tank XVII Providing sustainable innovations in the hospitality i... file 1671 Aug 17, 2017

Sustainability and eco-friendliness is gaining considerable attention within the hotel industry (Chen, Sloan & Legrand, 2009; Kim & Han, 2010). There has been a growing awareness of the environmental and social influence of hotel ope...

Author: Julia Zimmermann & Matthias Straub 

Year: 2017 

341 Think Tank XVI Crowdsourcing – New Ways of an efficient Corporate Soc... file 1675 Jul 02, 2016

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Corporate Sustainability (CS) play a more and more crucial role in the development of hotel business. A study of the French hotel company Accor shows, that sustainability is a determining factor of ...

Author: Matthias Straub 

Year: 2016 

340 Think Tank XV The social enterprise as a vehicle to poverty alleviat... file 1718 Jul 27, 2015

Over the last decades, social enterprises have increasingly gained importance in the travel and tourism industry and they are revolutionizing the way business is done. Instead of maximizing profits for external shareholders, a social enterpr...

Author: Sebastian Ferrari & Dagmar Lund-Durlacher 

Year: 2015 

339 Think Tank XVII A meta-analysis of the tourism and economic growth nexus file 1758 Aug 17, 2017

The existing literature is fraught with empirical studies delineating the impact of the tourism sector on economic growth. However, the results are at best inconclusive. In this regard, the aim of the present study is to investigate the unde...

Author: Boopendra Seetanah & Robin Nunkoo & Raja Vinesh Sannassee & Paul Georges Warren Moraghen & Zameelah Rifkha Khan Jaffur 

Year: 2017 

» Think Tank XV Enhancing stakeholders’ participation for sustainable ... file 1813 Jul 27, 2015

Tourism is a fragile industry with multiple stakeholders. Globally, the desire of its stakeholders is to gain more benefits and eliminate negative impacts on resources that support the industry, particularly in protected areas (PAs) such as ...

Author: Richie Wandwi 

Year: 2015 

337 Think Tank XVI Adoption and diffusion of sustainability in tourism an... file 1834 Jul 02, 2016

This study explores why family firms adopt social and ecological policies that go beyond regulations, which includes hard (e.g., law; Berrone et al., 2010) or soft (e.g., certificates; Rivera, 2002) regulations. To accomplish this, the stud...

Author: Johanna Zanon, Andreas Kallmuenzer, William Nikolakis & Mike Peters 

Year: 2016 

336 Think Tank XVIII Indigenous destination development: Nudging key player... file 1840 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: Key players, sustainable tourism impact, tourism planning

Author: Astrid Frischknecht, Celiane Camargo-Borges & Celeste Wilderom 

Year: 2018 

335 Think Tank XVII Reducing economic leakages from tourism: A value chain... file 1875 Aug 17, 2017

The research is funded by the Centre for the Development of Enterprise and with the guidance of the International Trade Centre of UNCTAD. The authors would like to thank Pablo LoMoro at the International Trade Centre for his considerable sup...

Author: Andrew Rylance & Anna Spenceley 

Year: 2017 

OPA: 2017 Outstanding Paper Award Winner 

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