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Author : Isabell Wulfsberg, Dirk Reiser, Volker Rundshagen & Nicolai Scherle
School/Work Place : Cologne Business School, Germany; Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences; Business and Information Technology School (BITS) University of Applied Sciences.
Contact : dirk.reiser@hochschule-rhein-waal.de
Year : 2016
This study investigates environmental attitudes and concerns of Germans tourists towards climate change. Furthermore it analyses if there are attempts to neutralise air travel emissions by means of voluntary carbon-offsetting. Past research has indicated inconsistencies between tourists’ attitudes towards climate change and a translation of those into corresponding travel behaviour. In particular the willingness to compensate travel emissions has not obtained much attention in the past. Since previous studies focused on countries like Great Britain, New Zealand, Australia and Hong Kong, there remains a need to analyse whether the attitude-behaviour gap also accounts for German air travellers. Quantitative data was collected by conducting structured face-to-face interviews at the airport of Hamburg. The findings indicate that purchasers of voluntary carbon-offsets are almost non-existent among German air travellers, although they show a reasonable level of concerns when it comes to climate change. However, this is rather a consequence of missing consumer awareness since less than half of the respondents are familiar with the opportunity to compensate travel emissions. Yet, the majority of the respondents show a willingness to purchase carbon-offsets in future. The study concludes that behavioural change in tourism mobility’s is not entirely dependent on moral concerns about climate change. Profound improvements in consumer education and communication are necessary to explain why and how tourists can make a difference.

List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort Date
354 Think Tank XVIII Resilience thinking used as a sustainable tourism mark... file 750 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: protected areas, resilience thinking, sustainability, marketing, tool

Author: Claire Louisa Fordred & Kevin Mearns 

Year: 2018 

353 Think Tank XIX Towards an Alternative Ecotourism Model for the Medite... file 754 Oct 23, 2019

Key words: Protected Areas, ecotourism, sustainable tourism, Mediterranean, Ecological Footprint Page: 194-198 Towards an Alternative Ecotourism Model for the Mediterranean Region.pdf Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style D...

Author: Jeremy Sampson, Natalie Beckett and Carla Danelutti 

Year: 2019 

352 Think Tank XV Rural renewal or requiem? Establishing new creative ve... file 762 Jul 27, 2015

During the past decades, concern for rural poverty and underdevelopment of the rural communities of Namibia has been central to government development efforts. This has further given rise to several rural development programmes. While, some ...

Author: Erling Kavita 

Year: 2015 

351 Think Tank XVI Third sector organisations and stakeholders in tourism... file 768 Jul 02, 2016

This paper identifies and explains roles, functions and structures in visitor management of protected areas in nature-based tourism in New Zealand. Establishing the benefits and disadvantages arising from the implementation of any particula...

Author: Julia N. Albrecht 

Year: 2016 

350 Think Tank XIX Multi-stakeholder collaboration for transformative tou... file 790 Oct 23, 2019

Key words: sustainable tourism education, transformative education, collaborative learning, multi-stakeholder collaboration Page: 119-124 Multi-stakeholder collaboration for transformative tourism education.pdf

Author: Dagmar Lund-Durlacher, Ulrich Gunter and Gordon Sillence 

Year: 2019 

349 Think Tank XVI Responsible High Performance Sport Travel – Opportunit... file 814 Jul 02, 2016

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Author: Kerstin Heuwinkel 

Year: 2016 

348 Think Tank XIX Changes in volunteerism perception: Results from an In... file 832 Oct 23, 2019

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

Year: 2019 

347 Think Tank XVII Enclave tourism: a friend or a foe for small island de... file 839 Aug 17, 2017

Earlier studies have stimulated much debate regarding enclave tourism development in developing countries (Britton 1982). However, it is increasingly being acknowledged that despite criticisms, all forms of tourism have the potential to cont...

Author: Perunjodi Naidoo 

Year: 2017 

346 Think Tank XVI The role of sustainability communication in the attitu... file 850 Jul 02, 2016

The extensive growth of the tourism sector entails both beneficial economic contribution and negative environmental and socio-economic impacts. In order to protect the resources tourism is based upon, greater levels of sustainability are ne...

Author: Christina Tölkes 

Year: 2016 

345 Think Tank XVI New approach on creating shared value in corporate soc... file 855 Jul 02, 2016

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) to manage environmental, social and economic impacts has been widely researched in tourism. However, there is criticism of the lack of non-western, local perspectives in tourism planning and management,...

Author: Gabrielle McGinnis & Tamara Young & Mark Harvey 

Year: 2016 

344 OPA award Sustainable Tourism on a Mass Tourism Island: An Explo... file 915 Oct 23, 2019

Key words: sustainable tourism, mass tourism, sustainable urban development, environmental sustainability Page: 86-114 Sustainable Tourism on a Mass Tourism Island.pdf Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ ta...

Author: Kate Devor Leuhusen 

Year: 2019 

343 Think Tank XV Why Africans do not visit their national parks: A case... file 920 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 

342 Think Tank XV A novel review approach on adventure tourism scholarship file 953 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 

341 Think Tank XVII Australian Indigenous Tourism: Integration of knowledg... file 955 Aug 17, 2017

Many Australian tourism ventures today promote Australian Indigenous Biocultural Knowledge (AIBK) (Pert, Ens, Locke, Clarke, Packer & Turpin, 2015) through bush-tucker tours, interpretive displays in cultural centres, arts and crafts, et...

Author: Gabrielle McGinnis & Mark Harvey & Ian D. Clark & Tamara Young 

Year: 2017 

340 Think Tank XVI The impact of CSR activities of family businesses on c... file 984 Jul 02, 2016

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Author: Zehrer Anita 

Year: 2016 

339 Think Tank XVI Tourists’ attitude towards and willingness to pay for ... file 985 Jul 02, 2016

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Author: Isabel Lissner & Marius Mayer 

Year: 2016 

338 Think Tank XVIII Persuasive communication: an experiment on hotel guest... file 987 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 

» Think Tank XVI The influence of environmental attitudes and concerns ... file 1058 Jul 02, 2016

This study investigates environmental attitudes and concerns of Germans tourists towards climate change. Furthermore it analyses if there are attempts to neutralise air travel emissions by means of voluntary carbon-offsetting. Past research...

Author: Isabell Wulfsberg, Dirk Reiser, Volker Rundshagen & Nicolai Scherle 

Year: 2016 

336 Think Tank XVI Values, Sustainability and Destination Choice Decision... file 1067 Jul 02, 2016

The sustainability concept has become popular after it was first used in almost three decades ago in what is now a renowned report, Our Common Future by Brundtland’s World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED 1987). Although much...

Author: Ercan Sirakaya-Turk, Seyhmuz Baloglu & Haywantee Rumi Ramkissoon 

Year: 2016 

335 Think Tank XVIII What to communicate about sustainability actions of Fi... file 1128 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: sustainability, responsibility, marketing, communication, Finland, villa holiday

Author: Katja Pasanen 

Year: 2018 

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